With a degree in law and arts in 1924 and was a Rhodes Scholar. Where he played for the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club. Campbell was an executive member of the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association.
In the 1930s, and was part of a Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. Committee in 1935 to study the definition of an amateur hockey player and updates needed. Campbell worked as a referee in the NHL. He officiated some historic games, such as the game in 1937 when the great Howie Morenz.S career was ended when he broke his leg, an injury that eventually led to his death. Campbell even refereed a rough playoff game between the Montreal Maroons. Used his stick on a player. Angry at Clapper's actions, he called Clapper a profane name, which brought a powerful punch from the hardrock defenceman that knocked Campbell to the ice. Campbell, aware of his provocative action, then submitted a very lenient report on Clapper, and NHL president Frank Calder. Gave Clapper only a fine as a result.
Campbell made a controversial call in 1939 when refereeing a game involving the Toronto Maple Leafs. Was struck with a stick and Campbell doled out only a minor penalty, even though Horner was bleeding. Called for Campbell not to be rehired, and the league agreed.Decided to let Campbell work in his office after his career as a referee, and it was becoming evident that the president was grooming a successor. Broke out and Campbell enlisted in the Canadian Army. He rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel and was awarded the Order of the British Empire.
At the end of the war he served with the No. 1 Canadian War Graves Investigation Unit. After the war he was appointed Queen's Counsel, and was one of the prosecutors at one of several trial courts of leading Nazis.Who were put on trial for crimes against humanity. It has been widely reported that Campbell participated in the Nuremberg Trials. But he said that was untrue in a Sports Illustrated.
Meanwhile, Calder had died, and with Campbell overseas, the NHL named Red Dutton. One of his first acts of authority was in 1948, when he expelled players Billy Taylor. From the NHL for betting on games.
As NHL President, Campbell is perhaps best remembered for suspending Montreal Canadiens. For the remaining three games of the 1955. Regular season and for the entirety of the playoffs. This decision came about as a result of Richard's actions during a March 13 game between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins.
Richard had gotten into a vicious stick-swinging fight with the Bruins' Hal Laycoe. And when linesman Cliff Thompson.
Restrained Richard, Laycoe punched Richard repeatedly. One of Richard's teammates knocked down Laycoe, allowing Richard to turn around and punch Thompson in the face. On March 17, Campbell attended a game at the Montreal Forum.
Between the Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings. Throughout the first period he was taunted and pelted with debris by outraged Montreal fans, who saw him as a prime example of the city's English-Canadian. Bomb was released in the arena, Campbell exited the building, the game was forfeited to the Red Wings, and the Forum was evacuated. What ensued was a full-fledged riot. Campbell was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.He was instrumental in the 1967 expansion. Which doubled the league in size, and often worked 18 hours a day in his office. At the beginning of the league's Expansion Era in 1967-68.
The NHL clubs decided to highlight the achievements of the league president by donating the Clarence S. When the league realigned into two conferences and four divisions. It further honoured Campbell by naming one of the two conferences after him, and awarding the Campbell Bowl to the conference's regular-season (later playoff) champion. Although the Clarence Campbell Conference was renamed the Western Conference.
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