Farrand Gillie had an outstanding hockey career playing with various Cornwall teams in the ODHA.
He turned professional with the Detroit Olympics of the Canadian Professional Hockey League in 1927 and the next season was called up for one game in the NHL, playing for the legendary Jack Adams. After turning down the opportunity to stay in the NHL, Farrand continued to play in the Minors until 1937.
In 1937, Farrand joined the Cornwall Flyers of the Ottawa Senior League. After winning the League title, they defeated the Falonbridge Falcons and the Quebec Aces to advance to the Allan Cup Finals. Losing in the finals to the Trail Smoke Eaters, they were recognized as the second best amateur team in Canada.
Farrand played his 1938-1939 season in Brighton England before returning to the Cornwall Flyers for his final two seasons.
Frank Helmer accepting on behalf of Farrand Gillie from Dave Alguire.