“I liked Belleville and thought it was a good place to raise a family.” With those simple words, Floyd Crawford and wife Pauline settled in The Friendly City in the mid-1950s and the rest, as they say, is hockey history. Floyd captained the 1958 Allan Cup champion Belleville McFarlands and led the Macs to a World Hockey Championship in 1959 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The Crawfords raised nine children in Belleville, several of whom made hockey their livelihood. Floyd and Pauline also are proud of the fact that sons Marc, Bobby and Louie all played in the National Hockey League.
Floyd has acted as coach, assistant coach, scout, director of player personnel and mentor to countless young hockey players since his playing career finished in the 1960s. He coached the Trenton Bobcats to an Ontario junior B title and also guided Team Ontario to a gold medal at the Canada Games in 1984. He is still involved in hockey, acting in a capacity as director of player personnel for the Newmarket Royals of the Ontario Hockey League.0