"Muzz" Patrick ranks among the greatest of all-around athletes in the history of sport on Vancouver Island. He demonstrated early prowess in a number of sports, including running, football, and boxing, and was famed for his physical strength and stamina. He won the city of Victoria interscholastic mile and half-mile championships in one day as a member of the Victoria "Y.' In 1936 he won the Canadian amateur heavy weight boxing championship and only a nose operation prevented him from representing Canada at the Berlin Olympics. "Muzz" was one of the instrumental players on the famed Victoria Blue Ribbons basketball team that won the Canadian men's championship in 1932 - 1933. He enjoyed a stellar career as an NHL player for the New York Rangers before becoming their coach, general manager and vice president in charge of stadium operations for many years.