Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ralph Wycherley
Ralph Wycherley was born February 26, 1930 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A member of the Saskatoon Wesleys of Saskatoon City Junior Hockey League in 1937-38, Wycherley joined the Brandon Elks of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the next two seasons before making his NHL debut in 1940-41.

In his two years with the Elks, Wycherley led his team to the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association championship and to the 1939 Memorial Cup tournament. Later on that summer, he signed as a free agent with the New York Americans and played in 26 games during the 1940-41 season, finishing with four goals and nine points, while also spending time with the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League.

The 1941-42 season saw Wycherley play in only two games with the Americans, while splitting his time with Springfield, the Philadelphia Rockets, and the Hershey Bears of the AHL. Wycherley joined the Toronto RCAF of the Ontario Hockey Association Senior "A" Hockey League for the 1942-43 and part of the 1943-44 seasons leading the team to the 1943 Allan Cup tournament. After spending a part of the 1943-44 season with the RCAF, Wycherley joined the Toronto Fuels of the Toronto Mercantile Hockey League and returned to the RCAF for the beginning of the 1944-45 season.

Although he began the 1944-45 season with the RCAF, Wycherley joined the Toronto Orphans of the TMHL and was away from the game for the entire 1945-46 season for military service reasons. He returned to the AHL with the Hershey Bears in 1946-47 before joining the Tulsa Oilers of the United States Hockey League where he was a USHL First Team All-Star and again in 1948 with the Minneapolis Millers.

When the 1948-49 season began, Wycherley was a member of the Cleveland Barons of the AHL, before being traded in the off season to Chicago (Kansas City of the USHL). A member of the Kansas City Mohawks for only one season,Wycherley ended his playing career in 1950-51 with the Toronto Marlboros.

In 28 NHL games, he accounted for eleven points on four goals and seven assists.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1937-38 Saskatoon Wesleys SAHA 2 0 1 1 5
1938-39 Brandon Elks MJHL 15 25 11 36 15 7 7 2 9 6
1938-39 Brandon Elks M-Cup 6 7 3 10 4
1939-40 Brandon Elks MJHL 24 24 12 36 14 3 0 1 1 2
1940-41 New York Americans NHL 26 4 5 9 4
1940-41 Springfield Indians AHL 13 5 4 9 7
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 2 0 2 2 2
1941-42 Springfield Indians AHL 12 3 5 8 6
1941-42 Philadelphia Ramblers AHL 21 10 8 18 6
1941-42 Hershey Bears AHL 5 1 4 5 0 3 0 1 1 0
1942-43 Toronto RCAF OHA-Sr. 7 4 2 6 2 9 12 7 19 10
1942-43 Toronto RCAF Al-Cup 4 5 5 10 4
1943-44 Toronto RCAF OHA-Sr. 6 6 1 7 2
1943-44 Toronto Fuels TMHL 8 13 7 20 7 6 8 8 16 4
1944-45 Toronto RCAF TNDHL 2 2 2 4 0
1944-45 Toronto Orphans TMHL 8 16 10 26 4
1945-46
1946-47 Hershey Bears AHL 4 0 0 0 0
1946-47 Tulsa Oilers USHL 51 32 22 54 6 5 2 1 3 0
1947-48 Minneapolis Millers USHL 61 40 38 78 4 10 3 7 10 0
1948-49 Cleveland Barons AHL 39 16 18 34 8 4 0 0 0 0
1949-50 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 63 30 32 62 5 3 0 0 0 0
1950-51 Toronto Marlboros OMHL 30 14 18 32 8 3 1 0 1 2
NHL Totals 28 4 7 11 6


USHL First All-Star Team (1947, 1948) Statistics for Saskatoon Wesleys (1937-38) are for playoffs only. Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, October 11, 1940. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Traded to Chicago (Kansas City-USHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Doug Baldwin for Al Rollins, September 13, 1949.
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