Alex Kurceba played for 17 years (from 1943-60) with the Morse Place Juniors, Elmwood Giants, Winnipeg Reo Rods, Swan River, International Falls, and the Dauphin Redbirds. Kurceba was a good hitter, and a very good catcher-outfielder with a strong and accurate throwing arm. In the 1947 Junior All-Star Game, in front of 5,000 fans at Osborne Stadium, Kurceba led the North Division with four hits. Alex also played against prominent touring teams such as the House of David and Satchel Paige`s all-stars. Kurceba also had a great hockey career for 25 years, including a Fort Frances Canadians Allan Cup victory. Kurceba was inducted into Northwestern (Ontario) Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.