Moe Mantha Sr.

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Moe Mantha Sr.
Born (1933-12-13)December 13, 1933
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Died September 18, 2015(2015-09-18) (aged 81)
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Cincinnati Mohawks
Ottawa Jr. Canadiens
Montreal Royals
Cleveland Barons
Quebec Aces
San Francisco Seals
Seattle Totems
Vancouver Canucks
California Seals
Providence Reds
Columbus Checkers
Playing career 1954–1970

Maurice William "Moe" Mantha (December 13, 1933 – September 18, 2015) was a Canadian ice hockey player and a politician.

Born in North Bay, Ontario, Mantha played minor league hockey for several teams in the American Hockey League, the Quebec Hockey League and the Western Hockey League (minor pro) from 1954 to 1970. He subsequently returned to Sturgeon Falls and operated his own business (Laurentide Golf Club) for a number of years before entering politics, serving as the Reeve of Springer Township.[1]

In the 1984 federal election, Mantha ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in Nipissing. He won the seat, defeating Liberal incumbent Jean-Jacques Blais. In the 1988 election, however, Mantha was defeated by Liberal candidate Bob Wood. Mantha ran again in the 1993 election, but lost to Wood again.

Mantha's son, Moe Mantha Jr., played in the National Hockey League from 1980 to 1992, and subsequently became a coach for several teams in the AHL. His grandson, Ryan Mantha, was drafted by the New York Rangers in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and was assigned to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL.

Mantha died on September 18, 2015 at the age of 81 after a brief illness.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Former MP Moe Mantha dies at age 81". Retrieved September 21, 2015.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Jean-Jacques Blais, Liberal
Members of Parliament from Nipissing
Succeeded by
Bob Wood, Liberal