The PEI Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

The PEI Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

The Inductees

Browse the inductees and learn more about Prince Edward Island’s exceptional athletes and sports history.

1921 -22-23 Charlottetown Abegweit – Team – Hockey

Harry “Stonewall” Morgan John “Sugar” Gordon Fred Moore Frank Cronin Fred Kelly Roy Prowse Chester Campbell Perley “Chick” Williams Percy Rodd George Buntain Earl Prowse Jack “Fairy” Callaghan John “Whackey” McEachern Lou Campbell The 1921-22-23 Charlottetown Abegweit...

1964-65 Saint Dunstan’s Saints – Team – Hockey

The University of Prince Edward Island and Saint Dunstan’s Saints have combined for six Maritime and Atlantic university hockey championships. One of those great years was in 1964-65 as Saint Dunstan’s made it to the national championship game and won a silver medal....

1970-71 Prince Edward Islanders – Team – Hockey

Not since the Charlottetown Junior Royals of 1939-40 has an Island Junior Hockey Club captured the imagination of Island fans as the 1970-71 Junior Islanders had.  This team compiled a record of 48 wins, 7 ties and 17 losses while advancing further in Canadian Junior...

1977 PEI Islanders – Teams – Baseball

The P.E.I. Islanders became the first team from the province to win a medal at the national level in baseball, winning silver in 1977. They featured some of the best players ever to compete from P.E.I. and put together a tremendous stretch drive to reach the national...

1981 & 1984 Charlottetown Islanders – Team – Hockey

Several had come close, but until 1981, no team in the lengthy and successful history of P.E.I. hockey had won a Canadian championship. And tonight’s inductee into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame – the Charlottetown Islanders intermediate A hockey team – has won two...

1990-91 Charlottetown Armour Fence Islanders – Team – Hockey

Just saying the phrase: “Allan Cup winners – Canadian senior AAA hockey champions,” should be enough to qualify the Charlottetown (Armour Fence) Islanders of 1990-91 for entry in the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame. It’s a huge surprise the team hadn’t...

1996-97 Summerside Western Capitals – Team – Hockey

In 1996/97 the Hemphill Pontiac Western Capitals became the first Island team to capture a National Junior “A” Hockey Championship. Hockey fans in Summerside  were anxiously awaiting the arrival of the1996/97 season when they would have the opportunity to witness the...

2001 Suzanne Gaudet Curling Rink – Team – Curling

The Prince Edward Island Sports Hall Of Fame is the home of national champions, Olympians, and athletes who have represented their country in whatever their chosen sport may be. It is with great pride that I have been asked tonight to read the induction citation for a...

Acorn, Edgar Franklin “Duck” – Sports Builder

Frank “Duck” Acorn was a lifelong athlete and builder of sport on Prince Edward Island. Endowed with the enthusiasm and high energy to undertake any task to which he committed himself, “Duck” made a significant contribution to the development of a variety of sports in...

Andrews, Allan – Hockey

Every year when the selection committee meets to discuss the new inductees for the Hall of Fame, debate usually occurs. The committee is made up of people from different backgrounds, from all parts if the province, and with different sporting interests. Comments...

Arsenault, Joseph E. – Great Sport Stories

Everyone has heard the story of the thirty-year old Canadian being humbled by that spry and apparently ageless sixty-year old Swede.  However, it was Wellington, P.E.I.’s Joseph Arsenault that was recognized in 1932 as the skating champion of the world for his age...

Arsenault, Paul – Hockey

Arsenault, who grew up in Charlottetown and is now a resident of Stanhope, began coaching in the early 1960s at UNB. However, it was a transfer to Montreal and Sir George Williams University where his head-coaching career began in earnest. Arsenault transformed a...

Arsenault, Walter “Peanuts” – Boxing

Born in Miscouche, P.E.I., on July 10, 1935, Walter “Peanuts” Arsenault began his boxing career on September 22, 1945, boxing continuously for 27 years, and, remarkably for his sport, without the benefit of a manager.  His professional career spans 114 ring battles,...

Atkinson, Ron – Skeet Shooting

Ron Atkinson has devoted a great deal of his life to the sport of skeet shooting, both as a competitor and as an administrator. He was first introduced to the sport at nineteen years of age when a neighbour took him out to the local gun club in Charlottetown. He took...

Ballem, Charlie – Sports Builder

The PEI Sports Hall of Fame contains many great athletes, who have recorded amazing feats. Many of their stories are well known, and most are household names to Islanders who know their sports. Maybe less well-known, but equally important, are the builders – those who...

Barwise, Bob – Rifle Shooting

Ranked among the world’s best shots in international big bore rifle competitions, Bob Barwise became one of this province’s most celebrated ambassadors of sport. In his shooting career, Bob traveled from the Caribbean to South Africa to compete in shooting...

Bernard, Gerard “Joe” – Baseball

When baseball pitcher Harry Bernard moved down from Tignish to Summerside in the early ’30s, little did he suspect that his eldest son Gerard would become Summerside’s greatest ball-player from 1945 through 1952 – but that is exactly what took place. Born September...

Bill Jenkins Curling Rink – Team – Curling

On July 3, 1977, the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame recognized the tremendous accomplishments of the 1977 Bill Jenkins Curling Team, made up of Bill Jenkins, Alan Mayhew, Sandy Stewart, John Scales and Coach Doug Cameron [inducted 2001]. This team skilled...

Boswell, Dr. David – Sports Advocate

Born April 30, 1927 on his father’s farm in Victoria, P.E.I., David MacGregor Boswell would quickly establish his lasting interest and proficiency in a variety of athletic competitions. By 1946 David Boswell was acknowledged to be one of Canada’s top quarter milers....

Bower, Phillip – Great Sport Stories

Master Athlete, builder of sport, volunteer, and model citizen – Phil Bower was all of the above and something more.  His sport record reveals a steady string of achievements and successes despite the fact that he was blind. Philip Churchill Bower was born March 17,...

Brown, Byron – Curling

Byron Richard Brown was a man who devoted several decades of his life to Island sport.  A member of the legendary Charlottetown Abbies athletics clubs prior to the Great War, he became involved mainly at the organizational and administrative level in later years. Born...

Brown, Evelyn (Henry) – Distance Swimming

Evelyn Henry Brown, a true pioneer of distance swimming on P.E.I., was born on April 5, 1928 in Charlottetown. Raised on the shores of Keppoch, she became fond of swimming from a very early age, and conducted swimming classes every summer at her home. Evelyn was a...

Byers, George “Budge” – Boxing

George was born in Charlottetown on June 25, 1872. Life for most was hard at the time, but if you were black, it could be downright miserable. As a young teen, George had no plans to stick around, and as soon as opportunity presented itself, he left to start a new...

Cahill, Charlie – Hockey

Charlie Cahill, at 21 the first  Prince Edward Islander to play in the National Hockey League, was one of the select few who made that leap from an intermediate or a senior league. Born January 4, in P.E.I., Charles Cahill First learned the game of hockey in  the old...

Callaghan, Joseph Pius – Hockey

His own fastball would never intimidate the hitter at the plate, and his wristshot would rarely find its mark behind the goaltender; however, for the sporting community of Prince Edward Island, the name of J. Puis Callaghan is synonymous with excellence in sports....

Callbeck, George – Harness Racing

George Albert Callbeck was born March 26, 1894, at Augustine Cove, P.E.I., and moved with his parents, to Summerside, March 25, 1905. In 1916, he purchased his first Standard bred horse – an acquisition that would lead him toward his lifelong passion – harness...

Cameron, Doug – Curling

Doug Cameron of Charlottetown is one of the most successful curlers in Prince Edward Island history Cameron began curling in 1947 at the age of 14. By 1950 he skipped the P.E.I Team at the National Schoolboy Championships in Quebec City, an event now known as the...

Campbell, A. Fulton – Track and Field

Affectionately known by many as “Fult”, Angus Fulton Campbell has been recognized as the most accomplished and complete athlete to come out of the Kings County area during the first decades of the twentieth century – a time that is remembered as the “Golden Age” of...

Campbell, Hon. Thane A. – Curling

Thane Campbell played an instrumental role in building curling as a sport not only in Prince Edward Island but also across the nation and internationally. He was born in Summerside on July 7, 1895 and received his Bachelor of Arts from St. Dunstan’s University and his...

Campbell, Lou – Hockey

The years 1910 through 1925 were the Golden Age of Island sport; an era of natural ice rinks, recycled baseballs and cinder tracks.  In place of TSN, fans hung around the telegraph office or the Two Macs drugstore for sports news.  And to every sport there was a...

Carroll, Claude Angus “Angie” – Hockey

Angus Claude “Angie” Carroll was a leading figure in Prince Edward Island hockey for several decades.  Born in Parkdale, PEI in August 1936, he first gained the attention of the hockey world as a player, but his most memorable contributions to the game, and the area...

Carver, Orin – Hockey

On behalf of my family and siblings David, Peter, and Gail, it gives me great pleasure to induct my father, Orin Carver, into the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame. If he were here tonight, I know he would be proud, honoured, and humbled, with this recognition....

Connors, Maxine – Sports Builder

Born Maxine Claire Kellock on January 8, 1936 in Antigonish, N.S., Maxine was a driving force in the swimming community in Summerside and across Prince Edward Island . She was a well respected swimming coach, nationally rated official and a devoted volunteer to...

Dalziel, Susan – Hockey

Susan Dalziel of Borden Carleton has been the driving force behind the women’s hockey movement in Prince Edward Island since the early 1970’s At the age of 12 Susan and her friends began to express an interest in playing hockey at the local Borden rink. Often having...

Devine, Lisa – Racquetball

Some athletes have a Hall of Fame career that can span many years, even decades – others shine brightly for a brief moment, but leave a legacy that far outweighs the short time they may have been at the top. One such athlete is our inductee this evening – one of the...

Dillon, Bob – Curling

“His boyhood hero was the legendary Toronto Maple Leaf netminder “” Turk”” Broda, but fate would have a different sheet of ice in store for provincial curling great, Bob Dillon. An active participant in the “”roaring game”” for over forty years, no other islander...

Dillon, Cathy – Curling

It is my absolute pleasure this evening to stand before you and read the induction citation for a lady who possesses all of the qualities that make a true Hall of Famer…..cool under pressure…sportsmanship……immense talent….passion, commitment, and a competitive nature...

Dillon, George – Curling

George Dillon and his relationship with the sport of curling was just meant to be. Growing up in Charlottetown in 1943, George began his association with the sport of curling when he was just five years old while living across the street from the Charlottetown Curling...

Doherty, Ivan – Sports Builder

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1926, Ivan James Doherty grew up in Charlottetown, in the neighborhood of Hensley Street, and revealed his future promotional genius even as a boy of ten. Young Ivan regularly produced and presented what became known as the...

Dolan, Kim – Curling

Kim Dolan is one of PEI’s greatest curlers and many consider her to be the best female curler ever from the province – winning 10 provincial PEI Women’s Curling Championships. She made her first trip to the nationals in 1983 then appeared again in 1985, 1987, 1990,...

Donahoe, Robert – Track and Field

Dr. Robert “Bob” Donahoe was born in Roseneath, Kings County in 1881 and gained renown as an outstanding track and field performer, locally, nationally and internationally. As a member of the Abegweit Track Club from 1900 to 1906, he was the leader in the 100 yard,...

Dowling, Cecil “Bubby” – Golf

Cecil Dowling, affectionately known by many Islanders as “Bubby”, was probably the finest golfer ever to come out of the Maritimes. Born on April 10th, 1928 in Charlottetown, Cecil first attainted prominence in another sport suited to his fine eye. In 1945, at age 16,...

Dowling, Maurice “Mousie” – Golf

Maurice J. “Mousie” Dowling was born May 2, 1919, in Charlottetown P.E.I. and was one of the most gifted athletes ever developed in this province.  The eldest brother in a family of gifted golfers that included Cecil “Bubby” Dowling [inducted 1974] and Bob Dowling...

Dowling, Robert “Bob” – Golf

“Robert “Bob” Dowling ranks among the finest tournament golfers ever born in Prince Edward Island. Over the course of his long and distinguished career he has registered over 57 victories. Bob was born in Charlottetown in 1938. His interest in golfing came as no...

Doyle Martin, Gertie – Bowling

The Maritimes’ number one bowler for over half a century, it is unlikely that any Islander has dominated any sport the way that Charlottetown’s Gertie Doyle Martin did.  Both as athlete and as builder, the refrain is a familiar one: Gertie is the greatest.  Her dozens...

Doyle, Samuel – All-Round Athlete

“I know of no other man actively connected in sports, who, during a long and active career built up for himself a reputation as a sportsman that entitles him to unusual prestige and prominence among the men responsible for the athletic history of the Maritime...

Dr. Wen MacDonald 1970-71 Curling Rink – Team – Curling

Dr. Wen MacDonald, John Squarebriggs, Douglas George and Daniel O’Rourke won the 1970-71 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships at the Halifax Forum on Friday, February 26, 1971 in what was described as storybook-like finish.  The rink, skipped by Dr. Wendall...

Duffy, Lloyd “Tough Duff” – Horse Racing

Canada has given the racing world an extraordinary number of gifted and successful jockeys, including Johnny Longden, Ron Turcotte and Sandy Hawley; however, one of the most popular and competitive of Canadian jockeys was Parkdale’s Lloyd Duffy, or “Tough Duff” as he...

Dunn, Kenneth “Trixie” – Baseball

He was called Morell’s “Mr. Everything” acting as a player, coach, umpire and referee for over 45 years. His passing on September 21, 2017 after a battle with cancer at age 74 ended an era, but one that will never be forgotten. Kenneth Francis “Trixie” Dunn was born...

Fitzsimmons, Carol Moore – Synchronized Swimming

Carol Moore of Summerside is the first and only Island athlete to represent Canada in sport of synchronized swimming. Carol began her competitive career in 1969 at the age of nine under the watchful eye of her mother and coach Hilda Moore. She experienced her first...

Francis, Barney – Track and Field

Like many young Canadians, and several of our province’s Hall of Fame athletes, Barnaby Peter Francis’ involvement in sport was interrupted and delayed by the First World War. Born September 22, 1898 on Lennox Island, Barney Francis took part in his first competitive...

Francis, George “Shonna” – All-Round Athlete

Born Jan 31, 1900, in Brae, near O’Leary, the late George “Shonna” Francis not only excelled at baseball, as perhaps the finest catcher this Province has ever known, but also engaged in many other sports such as hockey, basketball, track and field, bowling, cycling...

Francis, George “Shonna” – All-Round Athlete

Born Jan 31, 1900, in Brae, near O’Leary, the late George “Shonna” Francis not only excelled at baseball, as perhaps the finest catcher this Province has ever known, but also engaged in many other sports such as hockey, basketball, track and field, bowling, cycling...

Frizzell, Sandy – Hockey

Ladies and gentlemen, members of the Hall of Fame, I am very honoured this evening to be standing up here to induct one of the finest people I have ever known – my very good friend, Sandy Frizzell. Sandy was a man who loved hockey, but more than that, he loved people...

Gallant, George Edmond “Chick” – Hockey

He was a stocky five foot six inch “Ball of Fire” who was that rare sports competitor – the natural athlete.  George “Chick” Gallant was born in Mont Carmel, P.E.I., on August 10, 1908. He came to Summerside in 1918 and would give to that Island town its last hometown...

Gallant, Gerard “Turk” – Hockey

Gerard ” Turk” Gallant grew up in the west end of Summerside, only a short walk from the local rink. Gerard’s interest in the sport of hockey was evident at a young age, as he would often be found sweeping the stands with his buddies in exchange for extra ice time. As...

Gillis, Adele Marchbank – Track and Field

Born January 3, 1951, Adele Marchbank Gillis is a native of New Annan, P.E.I. Around 1965, Adele started to win in the discus and shot put competition at local and provincial track and field meets. She went on to capture the 1969 Canadian Juvenile Discus Crown in...

Godfrey, George – Boxing

All but forgotten today, George Godfrey was the reigning “Black Boxing Champion of America” a century ago.  In an era when law prohibited mixed athletic competition, white boxers routinely “drew the colour line” against their Negro counterparts.  And so it was that...

Grant, Dr. Vincent – All-Round Athlete

“Vincent Grant earned a reputation as one of the finest Maritime collegiate athletes of the late 1930’s and early 1940’s excelling in hockey, rugby and track and field.” Born in Montague in 1918, Vince excelled in a variety of sports. Before beginning his outstanding...

Groom, Alfred – Track and Field

“It’s not the pole that makes the difference, it’s the man.” -Alf Groom Born in Summerside on August 11, 1936, the young Alfred received his primary education in his hometown, before receiving his secondary education at Rothesay Collegiate Military School in New...

Halpenny, Bill – Track and Field

To a boy participating in the relatively unstructured sports that were played on Prince Edward Island during the summer of 1896, the revival of the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece during that summer was likely of little interest. For Bill Halpenny (pronounced...

Handrahan, Alf – Hockey

Alf was born on December 27, 1949 at the Western Hospital in Alberton. However, he was, and still is, 100% Tignish through and through. He came from a big family, and like many young men at the time, he learned to skate on patches of ice on fields, or ponds. He...

Handrahan, Vern – Baseball

Born November 27, 1936 in Charlottetown, James Vernon Handrahan did not start to play organized baseball until he was 15 years of age. In 1954, while trying out for a midget baseball team, Randy Edwards asked for someone to volunteer and pitch until the regulars...

Harley, Harry – Track and Field

In an era when Island athletes ranked among the best in Canada, Harry Harley established himself as one of this province’s most capable and enduring track and field performers, representing Prince Edward Island at both the regional and national levels with distinction...

Hennessey, Lorne Melvin – Hockey

He was that rare individual who best defines a Hall of Fame athlete – a fierce competitor, to be sure, and yet a man fully alive, and a truly compassionate and understanding human being. Born November 23, 1931, Lorne Melvin Hennessey, like most young men of his era,...

Hennessey, Wally – Harness Racing

Born in Charlottetown to Joe and Shirley Hennessey in 1956, Wally was destined to follow the family path in the racing industry, and in his storied career he has ridden more than 6,000 winners in races all over the world. Riding his first winner at Charlottetown...

Hogan, Charles – Sports Builder

Born in Summerside, on July 7, 1920, Joseph Charles Hogan would take a keen interest in sports, and while at Summerside High School he would be a flashy winger in hockey, a dashing runner in football, and a catcher and fielder in baseball. As sports scribe John...

Hogan, Jim – Sports Builder

James T. ” Jim” Hogan was a man of action and sincerity. For over five decades, he was a major part of the social fabric of Prince Edward Island. His legacy of guidance and leadership influenced the direction of sport and community in the province throughout the...

Hogg, Blanche – Golf

If there is any drawback to being one of the finest golfers around, it might be that no one wants to play with you.  Nevertheless, Blanche Hogg has found enough competition to assemble a most amazing series of victories in this venerable sport.  Over the span of her...

Hooper, Lt. Col. J. Parker – Track and Field

Charlottetown native Lieutenant Colonel J. Parker Hooper was renowned for his prowess in many areas of sport. He excelled at rugby, played hockey with the 4th Artillery Regiment during World War I, and owned and raced horses on P.E.I., but his most remarkable...

Hornibrook, Donna Phillips – Field Hockey

Donna Phillips Hornibrook of Charlottetown has an enjoyed an excellent field hockey career, not only as an outstanding player, but as a very successful coach. Hornibrook dominated Island field hockey both at the high school and provincial level, but it was when she...

Jay, Paul – All-Round Athlete

Like a shooting star on a summer’s evening, Paul Jay dazzled Island spectators in the 1950s with his exploits in rugby, hockey, baseball, and track and field. He was sports’ golden boy – the scholar-athlete whose natural abilities were tempered with humility and a...

Johnson, Kathryn (MacDougall) – Field Hockey

Hard-work, dedication, selflessness, ability, leadership, strength – those are all words that were used to describe Kathryn in the numerous letters of support received while putting together her nomination into the Hall of Fame. They are all worthy and admirable...

Jones, Hon. J. Walter – Rugby

As every Islander knows, there are really two major Island activities whose outcome provides all of us with a sense of mythic fulfillment: sport and politics. And no Islander ever achieved a greater success in this two-ring circus than the Honourable John Walter...

Jones, Major Malcolm “Bisley” – Marksmanship

The Island may never have had a Bat Masterson or Wyatt Earp, but it did produce a marksman whose outstanding ability earned him the nickname of “Bisley”, because of the number of times he was chosen to represent Canada at the famed Bisley Matches in England. He was...

Kane, Jack “Hurry” – Hockey

Whenever conversation amongst Island hockey lovers who remember the “good old days” turns to the great Abegweit teams of the 1930s, one of the first names that will be mentioned with awe is that of John “Jack” Hurry Kane. For just four short seasons he thrilled the...

Kane, Lorie – Golf

One of PEI’s most recognizable and best-loved citizens, Kane started playing at the age of five, and went on to enjoy a stellar amateur career that included representing her country on many occasions from 1989-1992. In 1993, Lorie turned professional, competing and...

Kelly, Mike – Baseball

Mike Kelly’s outstanding career in the sports of hockey and baseball began in his home community of Morell. Kelly earned his first Maritime baseball title at age 12 as a member of the 1959 Morell Beavers. He continued to play minor baseball in Morell until 1963 when...

Kennedy, Forbes – Hockey

Forbes Kennedy can remember it all just like it was yesterday. “That first game I ever played in the NHL – talk about being nervous.” He was with Chicago and playing right wing, checking Ted Lindsay of Detroit.  “They put me over there, you don’t say anything, you...

Kennedy, Jamie – Hockey

Jamie Kennedy is undeniably a reputable face in Island sport; having a career as a hockey player, coach, and official that spans over five decades. A jack of all trades, he has been a National Championship baseball umpire as well. Born in Charlottetown in September,...

Kenny, William “Wild Bert” – Boxing

William “Wild Bert” Kenny was born in 1888.  He was the son of John and Margaret Kenny and was the most famous of their four professional boxer sons.  As a teenager, Kenny would leave the Peakes Station district to find soluble employment, first as a lumberjack in the...

Keough, Gerald – Sports Builder

Often referred to as ” Mr. Everything” it was Gerald Keough’s vision and efforts that built the minor sports system that exists in the community of Tignish. Growing up in the 1940’s and 1950’s in Tignish Keough did not have the opportunity to participate in sports as...

Lawlor, Walter – Hockey

The only Maritimer to both star in the famous Big Four Hockey League and go on to become President of the Maritime Amateur Hockey Association was Walter Lawlor.  Born in Charlottetown in August of 1912, he was probably the best known Islander connected with the game...

Lea, Mary MacLennan – Marksmanship

Mary MacLennan Lea was born into a well-known family noted for their industry, good citizenship and keen interest in sport of all kinds, particularly rifle shooting. Born September 15, 1910, and brought up in the community of Alexandra, Mary MacLennan attended school...

Ledwell, William A. “Bill” – Sports Builder

“All the guys who considered themselves tough all have tears in their eyes today,” so remarked Hall of Famer Jack “Spy” Ready on the passing of William A. “Bill” Ledwell on May 3, 1996. “That is how much Bill meant to them”. The Bill Ledwell story began in St Peter’s...

LePage, Walter “Windy” – Track and Field

Walter LePage was born in Charlottetown in 1926. He was a bespectacled, skinny kid who first found his love of competitive running at Sunday School picnics. Shooting baskets at the old YMCA, bowling, playing table tennis, snooker and pool were activities he also...

Lewis, Brian – Baseball

At seventeen, at the height of baseball’s golden era in the Maritimes, he would become the first ball player born and developed on Prince Edward Island to sign a professional contract with a major-league team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. Brian Lewis’ genius as an athlete,...

Lidstone, Davis – Sports Builder

Certainly included among the personal qualities of nominees to this honor to be reviewed in subsequent years by the Government Appointed Board will be the individual’s contribution to the leadership of young men and women both on the field and in other areas of our...

MacAdam, Alan “Al” – Hockey

“Give me a team of Alan MacAdams,” observed one NHL coach, “and I’ll give you a championship.”  Such was the ultimate tribute paid to Kings County’s most famous hockey player, a man who has been called the best two-way right-winger in the recent history of Canada’s...

MacAdam, Alban Joseph “A.J.” – All-Round Athlete

Alban Joseph “A. J.” MacAdam had an outstanding career as an athlete and coach. Said to have lightening quick reflexes and a keen sense of fair play, he was respected by teammates and opponents alike. As the only four-letter man in the history of St. Dunstan’s...

MacAdam, Don – Hockey

Morell’s Don MacAdam, a well-respected and successful hockey coach and builder, is to be inducted into the P.E.I.. Sports Hall Of Fame when it holds its inductions on Saturday, September 2, at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside. Don will be joining his cousin...

MacDonald, Dr. Samuel A. “Sandy” – Sailing

Born September 4, 1904, in Charlottetown, Dr. Samuel “Sandy” MacDonald, excelled in numerous sports in his early years. Voted the outstanding athlete at West Kent School in 1919, Sandy proceeded to Prince of Wales College, where he was captain of the hockey and...

MacDonald, Elizabeth – Curling

Curling in this province has a great tradition. The walls of both the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame, and of course the Prince Edward Island Hall of Fame, are well decorated with the deeds of great Island curlers, and it is my pleasure tonight to be part of the...

MacDonald, Hubert “Sock” – Softball

Good evening ladies and gentleman, my name is Magan MacDonald, and it is an honor to be here tonight to help induct my father Hubert “Sock” MacDonald into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame. Tonight Sock, a football and softball standout will join the Hall with an elite...

MacDonald, Ian “Tex” – Softball

Please fasten your seatbelt as there is a lot to digest about the accomplishments of Ian Tex MacDonald in Sports, Education and Governance in Prince Edward Island. The MacDonald Family of Charlottetown has been well represented with some outstanding athletes in...

MacDonald, James “Fiddler” – Baseball

James Leslie “Fiddler” MacDonald, a Peakes Station native and later Charlottetown resident, was involved in several sports, including baseball, football, basketball, hockey and track and field. He is best known for his abilities in baseball, which he began playing in...

MacDonald, Mike – Harness Racing

Reproduced is the citation read by Laura on the night she inducted her father into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame. It is considered by all those who heard it to be one of the finest induction speeches ever delivered at a Hall of Fame induction. “”My father has loved...

Macdonald, Norman “Small d” – Sports Writer

Among the original group inducted into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame in 1968 was Norman “Small d” Macdonald. His illustrious career as a sports journalist and his tireless devotion to athletics made the decision an easy one. As a sports writer for more than three...

MacDonald, Peter – Curling

Peter Stuart MacDonald is one of PEI’s most successful curlers playing on five PEI Tankard winners that represented the province in the Brier national men’s competing in the national men’s in 1976, 1978, 1981, 1996 and 2001. He was also the fifth player selected by...

MacDonald, Philip – Track and Field

Philip Blake Macdonald was born in 1904, the only son among Laughlin and Minnie Macdonald’s three children. It was a close-knit, spiritual family, staunch members of Charlottetown’s Zion Presbyterian Church. But sports and religion were compatible interests for the...

MacDonald, Wendell – Curling

Without a doubt one of the most colorful personalities in the history of curling on Prince Edward Island, Dr.Wendell Macdonald distinguished himself as a champion curler and promoter of the sport. Growing up in Charlottetown in the 1920’s, Dr.Wen (as he would be...

MacEachern, David “Eli” – Bobsleigh

Having an athlete qualify for the Olympics is anything but an everyday occurrence for a small province like Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown native David (Eli) MacEachern made his first Olympic appearance at the 1992 Albertville Games, and six years later he...

MacEachern, William “Bud” – Hockey

William Oliver “Bud” MacEachern may not be a familiar name to Island sport followers, but the Charlottetown native was responsible for spreading hockey’s gospel across three continents and six countries after the Second World War. His accomplishments as a player and...

MacGregor, James Warburton “Roach” – Harness Racing

The Maritimes have for many years sent out major league harness drivers to conquer the world.  One of the most colourful and supremely talented of these modern charioteers was James “Roach” MacGregor. Born in Charlottetown on January 7, 1929, James Warburton MacGregor...

MacGuigan, The Very Reverend J. Elliott, S. J. – Track and Field

Very Reverend Dr. J. Elliott MacGuigan, S. J., was the son of the late Dr. J. A. MacGuigan and Mrs. MacGuigan of Charlottetown, and was a Jesuit Priest and Professor at St. Regis College, Willowdale, Ontario. He was one of Charlottetown’s most outstanding athletes, a...

MacKenzie, Art – Golf

By far this province’s most consistent golfer from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s, Art MacKenzie became a local legend for his coolness under fire, and his ability to stage the thrilling last round comeback that led to victory.  Born November 19, 1919, Charlottetown’s...

MacKinnon, Bill “Big Bill” – Boxing

Big Bill MacKinnon was born in the Brackley Point district of P.E.I. on October 4th 1885.  His father and mother were Mr. and Mrs. Albert MacKinnon, and Bill himself was a blacksmith by trade.  Bill was five feet 10 inches, 170 pounds when he started fighting in the...

MacKinnon, Daniel “Colonel Dan” – Harness Racing

Affectionately known as “Col. Dan,” Lieutenant Colonel Daniel A. MacKinnon was born in Highfield, Prince Edward Island on November 12, 1876 and was active as a harness racing trainer and driver up until 1962, when he retired from the sport at age 85.  He was credited...

MacKinnon, William D. “Bill” – Track and Field

Bill MacKinnon of Charlottetown is undoubtedly one of the fastest runners ever to come out of Atlantic Canada. He rewrote almost every record book in the Maritimes, attended both national and international championships, and brought glory to his home province as a...

MacLean, Doug – Hockey

Doug MacLean was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island on April 12, 1954. He played for the Montreal Junior Canadiens and at the University of P.E.I., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education. He began his coaching career as an assistant with the London...

MacLeod, Dave – All-Round Athlete

Dave MacLeod of Charlottetown ranks among the Island’s top all round athletes of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Born in Saint John, N.B., in 1935, N.B., MacLeod moved to Charlottetown as a youngster where he attended Prince Street School. He was a standout at Prince of Wales...

MacLeod, Donald “Duck” – All-Round Athlete

Don MacLeod was the epitome of excellence in every sport to which he turned his hand. The truth of this claim could be seen in his track and field, basketball and rugby performances, but was particularly apparent in his baseball and hockey play. Born in Needham,...

MacMillan, Alan Gordon “Toby” – All-Round Athlete

He was “the man with the right sense of values, the carefree smile and genial personality;” “a student of the highest merit” and “an athlete of marked ability” who “earned the admiration of all by giving his best in whatever he had to do.” And that description of Toby...

MacMillan, James “Toby” – Hockey

Outstanding in track and field, hockey and rugby, accomplished in several other sports, and destined to become one of the Island’s most prominent athletic officials and administrators, James “Toby” Macmillan was born on March 1, 1883, in Wood Islands, PEI. At an early...

MacMillan, Lou – All-Round Athlete

There was little in sport that Lou Broderick Macmillan did not do, and do well.  L.B.’s athletic career began in the 1890’s, with the great Charlottetown Abbies football, hockey and track teams that dominated Maritime amateur sport.  It was L.B. Macmillan who would be...

MacMillan, Robert Lea “Bobby” – Hockey

Bob MacMillan has done himself, his family and his native Prince Edward Island, proud.  He accomplished something that only one other Maritimer has been able to do, in being named the N.H.L.’s Lady Byng Trophy winner for the 1978-79 season.  Certainly a worthy...

MacMillan, William Stewart “Billy” – Hockey

A player on several provincial, regional and national championship hockey teams – owner of the coveted Olympic scroll and Stanley Cup ring – few Islanders have achieved the levels of sport success that Billy MacMillan has attained, and fewer still have remained so...

MacMurdo, Debbie – Skating

Born in Summerside, PEI on May 23, 1956 Deborah J. MacMurdo would become one of the most influential people in figure skating not only on Prince Edward Island but across Canada. She began skating as a child on outdoor rinks in her backyard in Kelvin Grove and in 1968...

MacMurdo, Dr. J., Archibald – Baseball

Dr. J. Archie McMurdo was born in Summerside on June 20, 1878. He attended the Baltimore College of Dentistry in Maryland, where he led his class. Upon his graduation from college in 1902, he returned to Summerside, where he practised dentistry until 1958, when a fire...

MacPhail, Cecil – Softball

As a player, coach, manager and administrator, Cecil MacPhail’s involvement with the sport of softball is a story in itself. Cecil began playing the game at a very young age and during those early years he saw action on almost every softball diamond on Prince Edward...

MacQuarrie, Ernest N. “Whitey” – Hockey

Summerside native Ernest N. “Whitey” MacQuarrie starred in baseball and hockey from 1908 to 1926.  He was also a notable swimmer, a low handicap golfer and an owner and driver of harness racing horses.  He played ball with both the Summerside Red Socks and an Island...

MacQuarrie, Sheila – Rifle Shooting

It is an honour and privilege this evening to be asked by the Holmes and MacQuarrie families to read this induction citation for Sheila. Even though I have only been on PEI since 1997, and in my role as Sport PEI communications officer for even less, the figure of...

Martin, Armand – Karate

Armand Martin, from the community of St. Peter and St. Paul near Tignish, will become the first from the sport of karate to be inducted into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame this Friday, when the annual ceremony is held at the Silver Fox in Summerside. Joining Martin will...

Matheson, Donald John “Dan” – Wrestling

Donald John “Dan” Matheson, born in Springfield, Prince Edward Island on July 11, 1893, was prominent in track and field as well as boxing and wrestling in the Province of Saskatchewan from 1921 to 1933. His sporting career began in 1907 with his entry in the hammer...

McAleer, John “Lefty” – Baseball

John “Lefty” McAleer’s story is part of our lives as Prince Edward Islanders.  Joining a Hall of Fame tradition that includes the 1920’s Lou Campbell [inducted 1971], the 1930’s James “Fiddler” MacDonald [inducted 1976], the post-World War II era’s Gerard “Joe”...

McCluskey Brothers – Boxing

“Their father was Barney “Kid” McCluskey, a one-time lightweight boxing champ of the Island, tough as an axe-handle from 37 years as a river-driver in the Maine lumberwoods, and their uncle Tom “One Man” McCluskey was one of prizefighting’s “Great White Hopes” in the...

McCormack, Col Dan J. – All-Round Athlete

Middle and lightweight champion of Prince Edward Island in the golden decade of professional boxing, he represented everything that was good in his sport: courage, high principles, and the competitive instinct. It might well be said that the province never had a...

McDougall, Don – Baseball

Without Prince Edward Island native Don McDougall, Major League Baseball may not have come to Toronto. Donald Joseph McDougall was born in 1937 in Emerald, PEI, the son of Frank and Patricia (Callaghan) McDougall. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree...

McEachern, John “Whackey” – All-Round Athlete

One of the finest all-round athletes to be produced by Prince Edward Island was John “Whackey” McEachern.  Born at the turn of the century, Whackey’s involvement in sports began during his time at West Kent school, and was supported by his father James McEachern, a...

McIntyre, William Lloyd – Wrestling

William Lloyd McIntyre was a renowned wrestler on the provincial, national and international scene from 1927 through 1930. Born March 16, 1900, this native of Mill Cove, Prince Edward Island had a rather unique career as a wrestler. Growing up, athletic endeavours...

McIsaac, Francis – Harness Racing

Francis Gerard McIsaac did not want to be known as a star, but that’s how he’ll be remembered. Born in Fairview, PEI, on October 14, 1937, Francis became involved in harness racing as a youth, and eventually owned his own stable.  He became one of the premiere names...

McNeill, Barbara – Distance Swimming

Once in a generation it happens – the sports page news becomes front page news as an athlete’s personal triumph reflects the pride and determination of an entire people.  On August 24, 1989, a million souls stirred as Barbara McNeill became the first and, to date,...

McNeill, John – Sports Writer

John “The Realm” McNeill is considered by many to be a legend in local sports reporting. His popular column “The Realm of Sport” ran for 56 years in the Journal Pioneer, where he touched the lives of thousands of Islanders. When his last column was published in 2001,...

Milford, Jake – Hockey

John Calverley “Jake” Milford, one of the finest hockey minds of his era and a native of Charlottetown, is to be inducted into the P.E.I Sports Hall of Fame when it holds its annual inductions on Saturday, September 20, at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in...

Moreside, Dr. Bill – Tennis

At 10 years of age Bill Moreside began playing with a second-hand tennis racquet and ball on the driveways and streets around his home in Charlottetown. At age 12 he began to play on the old rough clay courts in Victoria Park, since he was still much to young to be...

Morrison, George – Basketball

Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and former teammates, Hall of Fame Inductees: In addition to their own success, each of tonight’s honorees have had a deep impact on the lives of many. My Dad, George Morrison is no different, and no one has he had a deeper impact on than...

Mulligan, Vince – Hockey

This is indeed a special honour to be standing here tonight inducting my dad, Vince Mulligan, into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame. I know there are many people here tonight supporting my dad, and an equally large number who wish they could have been here….it is a special...

Murphy, Louie – Baseball

In 1980, renowned Evening Patriot columnist Bill Ledwell wrote that “someday, someone will attempt to compile a record of Louis Murphy’s mound achievements with Morell. It will be no simple task.” I’m sure Louie’s daughter, Rachel, can attest that this compilation was...

Muzika, Jerry – Curling

It is said that leaders are often ordinary people who are blessed with virtues that impact the lives of others and enrich the world around them. Such a man is my father, Jerry Muzika, and throughout his life in curling, he has displayed the qualities of great...

Nicholson, Major John Ivan “Hickey” – Hockey

John Ivan “Hickey” Nicholson was born on September 9, 1912 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. He learned the basics of hockey while a student at West Kent School before beginning his career with the Intermediate Victorias of the Island Hockey League in the 1920s. In the 1930s,...

Nogler, Paul – Racquetball

The Paul Nogler story is, quite simply, is a remarkable tale of outstanding all-around athletic talent. When Paul asked me a couple of weeks back if I would read and prepare his introduction for tonight’s induction, I was honoured and surprised. I always knew that he...

O’Brien, Joe – Harness Racing

Born June 26, 1917 in Alberton, Joe O’Brien was perhaps the greatest driver and trainer of harness horses the world has ever seen. The son of Harry O’Brien, Joe (along with brothers Claude and Lloyd) was introduced to the sport of Kings at an early age. At age...

O’Brien, Kevin – Speed Skater

Kevin O’Brien’s competitive spirit and principle of doing his absolute best in any given moment shaped a short but very successful career in competitive speed skating. As a child, Kevin had to wear corrective leg braces for two years which were then removed when he...

O’Rourke, Kathy – Curling

Kathy O’Rourke skipped one of PEI’s greatest curling teams to the Gold Medal game of the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sault St Marie Ontario. Ultimately, they would have settle with a silver medal after losing a close game to Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones. The Al...

Paul, William John – Running

First Nations people have a long tradition of running excellence. Tom Longboat was one of the greatest of all, and Prince Edward Island has produced more than its fair share, notably the great Michael Thomas who was the first Islander to run the Boston Marathon, and...

Pendergast-Stammberger, Anna – Basketball

The pride of Kensington, Anna Pendergast-Stammberger first picked up a basketball at a University of Prince Edward Island basketball camp in 1972 when she was eleven years old and fell in love with the game. While growing up in Kensington and attending school, Anna...

Pendergast, Jim “Big Jim” – Boxing

James “Big Jim” Pendergast was associated with sports in Prince Edward Island, nationally and even internationally for more than 75 years.  He was a participant, a promoter and a friend of that five-letter word “sport,” from the Atlantic to the Pacific. A native of...

Perry, Andrew – Harness Racing

Andrew “Andy” Perry was a man of many parts whose philosophy on life was simple – “can do, will do”….. He grew up a poor French boy from a fishing family born in the community of Mont Carmel in 1903. During the World War 1, the Perry family moved to Summerside, where...

Perry, Arthur “Art” – All-Round Athlete

No one has given more to Island sport and asked for less in return than Art Perry. Throughout his lifelong association with sport and youth, Art is perhaps unique in his contribution at every level: athlete, coach, linesman, referee and pioneering director of physical...

Pitcairn, Capt. Robert Andrew G. C. – Rifle Shooting

Robert Andrew Pitcairn, a native of Summerside and later a resident of Chilliwack, British Columbia, was a marksman recognized for his many great achievements in Canada, England, United States, New Zealand and Australia. Born June 26th, 1938, it all began for Bob...

Poole, Barrie – Auto Racing

In front of 90,000 fans at the Pomona, California Raceway in February, 1970, sport history was made as Barrie Poole of Prince Edward Island became the first Canadian ever to win a major racing championship in a national United States drag racing meet.  Driving a SS/H...

Poulton, Harry “Kid” – Boxing

“To beat him they had to be exceptionally good, to fight him to a draw was tops, to lose to him was not considered a disgrace.”  This is how Harry “Kid” Poulton – Charlottetown’s “Wizard of the Ring” – was introduced upon his induction into the PEI Sports Hall of...

Pryor, William – Boxing

A master craftsman of sporting prose long after his days as the Island featherweight and lightweight champion were over, William “Billy the Kid” Pryor represents all that is noble about his chosen profession of boxing: Courage, sportsmanship, and above all grace under...

Purcell, Bill – Hockey

Bill Purcell poured his heart and soul into coaching young players for five decades and was been named “Coach of the Year” at every level of hockey he’s been involved in during that time. Along the way Purcell gained the respect of rookies and veterans from junior to...

Ready, Jack “Spy” – All-Round Athlete

“Some individuals are destined to wear the Captain’s ”C” in every chapter of their life, and Jack ”Spy” Ready surely belongs to this select company. Big, brash, a true friend of all, his life story is a litany of service to his community and to the world of amateur...

Reid, Brigadier William “Bill” – Sports Advocate

His life story is a litany of service to his country and his province, both in war and in peace. Brigadier “Bill Reid,” Prince Edward Island’s pioneering Director of Physical Fitness, can truly be said to have built better than he knew. Brigadier-General William...

Ross, Earl – Auto Racing

Some people in their career have a single Hall of Fame moment – one specific act or event for which they will always be remembered. Others have a Hall of Fame career – one where a consistent level of excellence is achieved over a period of time. Earl Ross is unique in...

Ryan, Charlie – Baseball

To Maritimers who knew him only as an athlete, coach, manager, umpire, executive and Toronto Blue Jays’ regional scout, he was truly this province’s “Mr. Baseball.” Yet the grandiose title is not of his own choosing, for the humble Charlie Ryan would rather be...

Scantlebury, Wallace – All-Round Athlete

Few athletes can boast the annual distinction of starring in over a dozen sports, and yet that is Wallace Scantlebury’s amazing legacy.  A measure of the respect and affection he inspired in his community is demonstrated by the 1960s poll conducted by the...

Schurman, John Edward “Jack” – Hockey

He may have been Summerside’s finest all-round athlete, and from 1925 to 1939, Jack Schurman would centre Island hockey’s finest front line, “The Three Horsemen” of the Summerside hockey Crystals. Born March 15, 1907 in Summerside, John Edward “Jack” Schurman was part...

Schurman, Paul H., C.M. – All-Round Athlete

On centre ice, centre field, or centre stage, the spotlight of Island sport and civic life has focussed upon Paul H. Schurman for more than 70 years, and it has been a happy alliance. Born May 6, 1933, in Summerside, Paul Hudson Schurman would inherit the Schurman...

Schurman, Robert Clayton – Broadcasting

Robert Clayton “Bob” Schurman was born in Malden, Massachusetts on December 5th, 1925, the eldest of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Colin Schurman’s four sons.  At the age of six, he returned with his parents, Island natives, to Summerside. Bob was an active...

Semple, Earle Charles – Harness Racing

He was known as harness racing’s “sly old fox,” and could claim an amazing 2500 victories in the illustrious “Sport of Kings.” Born February 6, 1909, in Travellers’ Rest, P.E.I., Earle Charles Semple was perhaps the youngest Islander ever to race harness horses, in...

Simmons, Robert L. “Bob” – Track and Field

Robert L. Simmons, born in 1940 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, achieved much in his chosen sport of track and field. His career, which began in 1958 and continued through 1970, saw him establish and break P.E.I. open and native records in the discus, javelin,...

Smith, Clark Harold “Clarkie” – Harness Racing

A harness racing legend, Clarkie Smith attained the 2000 win plateau at Saint John’s Exhibition Park Raceway on June 13, 1982, becoming only the second Maritime reinsman to achieve this lofty mark.  His feat is even more phenomenal when one considers the fact that he...

Smith, Earl – All-Round Athlete

Born in Charlottetown on June 11, 1923, Earl Frederick Smith would become one of the greatest all-round athletes developed on Prince Edward Island.  Smith would win an unequaled 38 provincial championships (and one Maritime championship) in nine different sports in...

Smith, George – Baseball

He simply calls it a pastime. But after 50 years of passionate dedication to the sport that made him a Kings County legend, it’s no wonder this pastime has made him famous. For George Smith developing and promoting baseball in Kings County was a way of life. “When it...

Smith, Gerard – All-Round Athlete

Gerard Smith has had a long career as a player and coach in many Island sports including hockey and baseball. He’s played on three national championship teams (two in hockey and one in baseball) that have been inducted into two sports halls of fame (the Islanders...

Squarebriggs, John – Curling

He was a great all-round sportsman – baseball, golf, whatever he turned his hand to he made it look easy – but it was in hockey, and later curling, that John Drake Squarebriggs – affectionately known as “Snags”because of his apparent likeness to an American cartoon...

Steele, Clarence J. “Windy” – Hockey

The late Clarence J. Steele, was a native of Summerside, Prince Edward Island. “Windy”, as he was affectionately known, had a long and distinguished hockey career which began at a very young age and continued through his later years. “Windy” Steele’s greatest ambition...

Stewart, Robert “Bob” – Hockey

Bob Stewart was the most productive NHL defenseman that the province of PEI has ever produced. Born 10 November 1950 in Charlottetown, Stewart began skating at the age of four on the frozen ponds of Parkdale. During his youth he would play minor hockey, high school,...

Sudsbury, Clair – Hockey

Clair Sudsbury has given his leadership talents to many community and national organizations for many years, but it is in sport, most notably hockey, where he has made the most significant contributions. Beginning in 1970 as a treasurer and secretary for the Island...

Summerside Crystal Sisters – Team – Hockey

Formed in 1926, the Sisters were an amalgamation of two ladies teams, the Red and White Roses, during a period when women’s hockey was driven by a small group of talented athletes, whose persistence established the sport at a competitive level. The Sisters, which...

Thomas, Michael – Running

He was the greatest distance runner Prince Edward Island ever had and one of the finest in Canada. Michael “Mick” Thomas of Lennox Island was born in 1885, and was already in his mid- twenties before Father John A. MacDonald encouraged him to take up running...

Thompson, Loran “Errol” – Hockey

“The pride of St. Eleanors,” Errol Thompson would become only the second Toronto Maple Leaf in the history of the franchise to score over forty goals in a single season. Born May 28, 1950 in Summerside, Loran Errol Thompson was, even as a youngster, a prodigy in the...

Trainor, Weston “Bucko” – Hockey

Wes “Bucko” Trainor was the only Prince Edward Islander to play in the National Hockey League during his era.  He was, in fact, only the third Islander to enter the prestigious league, performing at centre ice for the top forward line of the New York Rangers, between...

Tremblay, Eddie – Boxing

To boxing fans, Edward “”Eddie”” Tremblay, was a familiar name across Canada, the U.S. and Europe during the early 1900’s. Eddie was born in the small West Prince community of St. Louis  in 1896. He left his home as a teenager to earn a living south of the border,...

Unsworth, Lorne – Cycling

One of the fastest cyclists in Canada before the turn of the century, Lorne Robert “Silver” Unsworth is hailed as the first Prince Edward Island sports hero.  Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, May 10, 1878, he resided in Charlottetown from the early 1880s until his untimely...

Vaive, Rick – Hockey

“In professional hockey there are few athletes who can dominate with their physical play and still rank among the top scorers in their league. Rick Vaive was one of those rare athletes. Born in Ottawa in 1959, Rick Vaive arrived in Charlottetown in 1970 at the age of...

Walker, George – All-Round Athlete

George Clark Walker made an outstanding contribution to sport as an individual competitor. He was also a part of many athletic teams, not only as an active competitor, but also as a coach, athletic director and administrator both in this province and in other...

Wallis, Tom – Soccer

Today, the sport of soccer is arguably one of the most popular in the province, with over 6,000 registered players from 5 to 65 taking part. This wasn’t always the case – it took the vision, dedication, and sheer hard work of one individual, Mr Tom Wallis – to plant...

Walters, George – Track and Field

Along with the other lads who made the Lunenburg Academy track and field famous in the 1930s, George Albert Walters got himself into shape by running dozens of laps around the old school. This typified the determination that would push George Walters to more than two...

Weeks, Myron – Volleyball

Many sports in the province can point to an individual, or even a group of individuals, who were responsible at one time for starting that particular sport. In volleyball, talk will quickly turn to one man, who has been credited with introducing the sport, and playing...

White, Nancy – Speed Skater

Individuals who have participated in other sports as well as speed skating say that no sport is quite as demanding. Suited to her natural strength and stamina, speed skater Nancy White would become the Island sweetheart, and a celebrity to her native Montague, in the...

Whitlock, Bob – Hockey

Prince Edward Island has produced more than its fair share of outstanding hockey players through the years, and in the opinion of many shrewd judges, Charlottetown’s Bob Angus Whitlock has been one of the best. It certainly helps when your father is one of the...

Whitlock, Gordon – Hockey

Many have written that the Whitlock name has been synonymous with the game of hockey and sport history itself on Prince Edward Island. My father was born into a family whose passion for the game of hockey has been undeniable. When my brothers and sisters and I got...

Whitlock, Roy “Buck” – Hockey

The Maritime Hockey Leagues will never again see another individual with such scoring ability as Roy Nelson “Buck” Whitlock of Charlottetown.  Born January 5, 1924, Buck Whitlock was a star performer in the Maritime “Big Four” League from 1946 to 1956, scoring a...

Wilbert, John – Judo

Many individuals have been inducted into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame that can profess to love their sport – however, I doubt there is anybody who has committed more than half of their life to educating, teaching and mentoring like tonight’s honoured Hall of Famer – my...

Williams, Robert Lawrence “Tic” – Hockey

Robert Lawrence “Tic” Williams was called a “natural athlete.”  Born October 17, 1914 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., he performed brilliantly in hockey, baseball and track and field.  In baseball, he hit the long ball and had speed on the base paths.  In track and field,...

Wood, George “Dandy” – Baseball

George Albert (Dandy) Wood was the first Major League baseball player from Prince Edward Island, and only the fourth from Canada. He played 1,280 games in the majors during the late 19th century in a career spanning thirteen years, and was the National League Home Run...

Zimmermann, Lothar – Fencing

Good Evening honourable and special guests, members of the board of directors, members of this Hall who may be present here this evening, 2018 inductees and ladies and gentlemen. I feel particularly honoured to have been asked to present to all of you here present,...