After retiring from hockey Arnie and his brother started Buckaroo Roofing Company. Fans will always love Arnie.
From Kerry Fashoway:
Once again we say good by to another Portland Buckaroo. Arnold ( Arnie ) Schmautz. July 3 1933 - September 13 2016 Arnie played 934 games in the Western Hockey League with the New Westminster Royals, Victoria Cougars and the Portland Buckaroos, many of these were with my Father. Although Arnie stood 5'7 and weighed140 lbs he didn't back away from anyone and played like he was 6'7. After Arnie retired he started a very successful roofing company called Buckaroo Roofing. On a personal point I knew Arnie as a kid in 1960 to today. He and his lovely wife Mary never looked their age, the last time I saw them they were in their 70's but didn't look a day over 50. When my mother fell and broke her hip I was in in the emergency room and I get a call, it was Arnie asking how she was, I asked how did you know, he said he was on the roof of the hospital when she came in. How the heck he got my number I'll never know. He also stopped by Dad's quite often to see him after Mom's passing and would always bring him one of his favorites Chinese BBQ Pork. You will be missed by many Arnie. RIP
Portland Beaver general manager, Bill Mulligan, left, with broadcasters Rollie Truitt and Frank Herron. Mulligan would give each player $25 cash if they beat Seattle. He was canned by the Seattle team before his time with The Beavers.