Glen Sonmor, ice hockey player, Died at 86


Glen Robert Sonmor was born on April 22, 1929, and died on December 14, 2015.

He was a Canadian professional hockey player, scout and coach.

In high school, Glen played for Moose Jaw and was a multi-sport star; playing point guard in basketball, quarterback in football and left wing in hockey, as well as pitching in semi-pro baseball.

Glen focused on hockey after graduation and signed a C form with the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League, committing him to the team if he ever turned pro.

Glen Sonmor then played junior hockey with the Guelph Biltmores in the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) and the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL).

The 1948 to 1949, Brandon team went on to win the MJHL championship, defeating the Calgary Buffalos for the Abbott Cup, but lost in the Memorial Cup championship to the Montreal Royals.

Glen led the way for the Wheat Kings with 18 goals and 30 assists in 30 regular season games and 10 goals and 14 assists in 25 playoff games.

The 1948 to 1949 team was named to the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006.

After retiring as a coach, Glen predominantly worked as a radio analyst for University of Minnesota hockey games on the Golden Gopher Radio Network, which includes WCCO-AM.

Glen Sonmor is a recipient of an honorary “M” by the University and became an “M Club” Hall of Fame inductee in 2007.

Glen Sonmor passed away on December 14, 2015 at the age of 86.