Fred Higginbotham

Fred Higginbotham was a former hockey player. He played from 1890 through 1896.

He was a defenseman. However, at the time when he played, the position was considered “cover-point.”

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Higginbotham played for the Winnipeg Victorias in his career. He was one of the players, who played in the first hockey game in Manitoba for the Victorias on December 20th, 1890.

In 1896, he was a member of the Victorias that won the Stanley Cup. His Winnipeg Victorias defeated the Montreal Victorias in a challenge game to win the Stanley Cup that year.

From 1893 through 1914, the Stanley Cup was known as a challenge trophy.

He sustained an injury at a friend’s house in September 1896. He suffered a spinal cord injury.

One day later, he succumbed to his injuries. He is buried in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

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