Friday, May 19, 2017

Gordy Sykes

Gordon George Sykes


Born:
November 8, 1923
Los Angeles. CA

Died:
1986



Career
1942-43 University of British Columbia (College) Freshmen
1945-46 University of British Columbia (College)
1945-46 Laurie's Pie-Rates (Independent)
1946-47 Ted Milton's Arrows - British Columbia (Independent)
1946-47 Vancouver Hornets (PCBL)
1949-50 Alberni Athletics - British Columbia (Independent)
1950-51 Alberni Athletics - British Columbia (Independent)
1951-52 Arctic Polar Bears - Vancouver (Independent) Head coach / player

World War 2 veteran

Sykes left UBC in January of 1946.

UPDATE November 14, 2018
 
I found his middle name and date of birth thanks to military records that showed him being 6'4. This was close to the newspaper stories that claimed 6'6. Listed as being a student in BC at the time, so everything lined up. I found a partial deathdate, too. And a new photo.

Source:
The UByssey, January 29, 1946 

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