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A look back at a great football team: the 1942 St. John's Tigers

Lou Bernstein surrounded by his grandsons in 2010 Front row, from left: Brayden Bernstein, Lou Bernstein, Matthew Bernstein and Jay Greenfeld Second row from left: Eli Goldenberg, Josh Greenfeld, Benji Goldenberg holding Lucas Goldenberg and Griffin Bernstein

Ed. note:
In July 2010 Harvey Rosen penned a column about the great St. John’s High School football teams of years past. That same year St. John’s was celebrating its 100th anniversary. In his column Harvey paid particular attention to Lou Bernstein. Lou passed away a couple of weeks ago, so we thought it appropriate to revisit that classic column of Harvey’s.

I might add that when I mentioned to Lou’s daughter, Roz Greenfeld, that I was planning on rerunning a column about her father and other members of the St. John’s Tigers football team, Roz told me that Lori Gilfix, whose father was also a member of the same team as Lou, actually had a picture of the 1942 St. John’s Tigers. We are reproducing that picture here. If you look closely at it, I’m sure you’ll recognize many names from the past.

Retirement beckons for popular long time Jewish Post & News sports columnist Harvey Rosen

Harvey Rosen with hockey great Teemu Selanne


For more than 40 years, popular Jewish Post & News sports columnist Harvey Rosen has been a fixture at Winnipeg sporting events.  Over the years, he has rarely missed a CFL football game or professional hockey game here.  He has been in attendance for every major sports banquet or local Hall of Fame induction. He has been, in his own words, “where the action is”.