Norm “Normie” Mann was born on March 3, 1914 in Bradford, England.
Although born in the U.K., he learned to play organized hockey.
He won just about every hockey championship available before entering the N.H.L. Mann won the Junior Hockey Championship in 1933. Mann joined the Toronto Marlboros Senior hockey team in 1933-1934, and won the Senior O.H.A. championship. While playing Mercantile hockey in Toronto, Mann and his British consoles won the Mercantile championship in 1935.
Norm Mann signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1935 and joined them for the playoffs. His first N.H.L. experience was a single playoff game in 1936. Mann wouldn’t return to the N.H.L. until 1938-39, after the Leafs’ captain was injured. That stint lasted 16 games. Again, he didn’t see any additional N.H.L. activity until 1940-1941 when he skated in 15 more games during a rash of injuries to Leafs regulars. It was the final look at the N.H.L. for Norm Mann.
He played hockey for fun until his retirement in 1949.
He also joined the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves during W.W.II.
He moved to Mattawa and he and his wife ran Moosehead Estate from 1945-1971.
He also became a Town Counselor in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
He passed away on February 9, 1994.