The Jersey Devils was the name of a professional ice hockey team from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. They were not affiliated with the NHL New Jersey Devils.
The Devils were formed when the Philadelphia Ramblers, a member of the Eastern Hockey League, relocated to Cherry Hill at the end of the 1963-64 season. The Devils played in the Cherry Hill Arena until 1973, when the team folded along with the Eastern Hockey League.
In its final years, the team was owned by Jerome S. Burg and Bernard S. Levy Esq.; the vice president and general manager was Ross Turnbull. Jim Hay (a.k.a. Red-Eye) served as the head coach (player/coach) from 1971-1973. Steve Heilbrun served as the trainer.
Notable players and coaches included:
- Bobby Taylor, who was later a backup goalie for the Philadelphia Flyers under Bernie Parent.
- Dick Sarrazin, who later played for the Philadelphia Flyers in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
- Marcel Pelletier, who ended his twenty-year career as a player/coach with the Devils in 1969.
- Rosaire Paiement played the 1966-1967 season, scoring 125 points. He later played for the Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks in the NHL.
- Vic Stasiuk, the Philadelphia Flyers second head coach was head coach of the Devils for two seasons, 1966-68.
Famous quotes containing the words jersey and/or devils:
“To motorists bound to or from the Jersey shore, Perth Amboy consists of five traffic lights that sometimes tie up week-end traffic for miles. While cars creep along or come to a prolonged halt, drivers lean out to discuss with each other this red menace to freedom of the road.”
—For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“Right as the humour of melancholy
Causeth full many a man in sleep to cry
For fear of blacke bears, or bulles black,
Or elles blacke devils will them take.”
—Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?1400)