Angus 'Angie' Carroll

 

The Guardian (Charlottetown)

Sports, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, p. B3

On the mark

Farewell to a sports legend

Passing of Angie Carroll closes chapter on storied career of an Island hockey great

Don Morrison

Prince Edward Island has lost another of its truly great gentlemen. The passing of Angie Carroll late last week closes the chapter on a storied career of an individual who had the potential to have been one of the playing greats in the sport of hockey but opted to return to  his native province and, as it turned out, became one of the Island's great coaches.

His selection to the P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame in May of 1981 was a crowning moment for an individual who preferred to shy away from the  limelight. His playing career vaulted into a different level when he was recruited by legendary Sam Pollock to play with the Montreal Junior Canadiens during a time when that franchise was as close to a professional team as you could get.

Carroll played three years there, then part of a season in the  international league with the Indianapolis Chiefs before returning to  the Island to dominate with the Charlottetown Royals.

Of his coaching exploits - and there were many - it was the one in  1979 which best summed up Carroll's ability as a leader and teacher. And this one didn't produce a national title.

He took over a struggling Sherwood-Parkdale junior team with just over a week to go in the regular season and delivered the club to the championship game of the Canadian final in Prince Albert. A year later, he had them back at the then Centennial Cup in North York, finishing third.

To the Carroll family, our condolences.

Visiting hours at the Hennessey Funeral Home are being held today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, 10  a.m., at St. Pius X Church with interment following in the Roman Catholic Cemetery.Memorial contributions can be made to the P.E.I. Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of P.E.-

 

 

The Guardian (Charlottetown)

Sports, Saturday, September 22, 2007, p. B3

Remembering Angie

 Fred MacDonald

The Island sports community was shocked and saddened by the passing last weekend of P.E.I. Sports Hall of Famer Angie Carroll.In his youth, Carroll was a standout with the Montreal Junior Canadiens in the late 1950s and, upon his return to the Island, starred in senior hockey in the 1960s and 1970s.

He was a big, powerful skater and a great stickhandler who thrilled Island fans as a star centreman with Sandy's Royals, the top senior team in the province. Angie headlined the Royals teams. Who can forget the big line - Buck Whitlock, Fred Burke and Alf Flanagan.

But he never forget to mention his brother Dick when talking about the Royals. Dick's line - Willie Dunn and Jim MacLeod - contributed their share to the team's success and I think Angie enjoyed Dick's success  more than his own.

When Dick took sick and needed a kidney transplant, Angie stepped to the plate and risked his own health to prolong that of his brother's.

To me, that's what families are all about, and it speaks as much about Angie as his hockey exploits.

After his playing days, Angie joined the coaching ranks and led the Sherwood-Parkdale Metros to Island and Maritime championships in the  1980s and to exploits along the Centennial Cup trail that brings back  fond memories.

 He was as good a coach as any in these parts, and a credit to the game. Our sincerest condolences.

 

The Guardian (Charlottetown)

Sports, Friday, September 21, 2007, p. B3

Sports Forum

Carroll a true Island great

Editor:

 It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of an esteemed  member of the P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame on the night before our  recent inductions - Mr. Angie Carroll.

As has been reported in your newspaper, Angie was a much-loved individual in the sporting world.

 He was considered by many to be one of the finest junior players this province has produced, a great talent with an excellent goal-scoring  record. Whether it was the Junior Canadiens, Charlottetown Sandy's Royals, or later in the oldtimers ranks, people loved playing with Angie. As a player, teammate and person, he provided many great memories.

As a coach, his record was impeccable, enjoying successes with the Royals, the Sherwood-Parkdale Metros at the Centennial Cup and, of course, the Charlottetown Islanders.

Their victory in the 1981 Hardy Cup is still considered by many today as one of the finest achievements ever by an Island team, in any sport, and the memories of the team parade in downtown Charlottetown after that epic final win in Winnipeg are as fresh and vivid today as they have ever been.

Angie will be greatly missed by everybody who loves Island sport. Just one year ago he was on hand to induct another great Island hockey character into the Hall, Tignish's Alfie Handrahan, entertaining the audience with story after story about life on the road, and his sudden passing recently cast a shadow over this year's excellent induction ceremony.

A true Island sporting great - Mr. Angie Carroll.

Clair Sudsbury

chair, P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

 

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