Windsor Chiefs Baseball Team

Windsor Chiefs Baseball Team

NATIONAL CHAMPION TEAM RECOGNITION AWARD – 2007 The Board of Directors recognized the Windsor Chiefs Baseball Teams of 1982, 84, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91.   CANADIAN SENIOR MEN’S BASEBALL CHAMPIONS 1982 WINDSOR CHIEFS Front Row (L to R): Dave Fitzpatrick, Angelo Fantuz, Leo Paul “Punky” Bracken, Jerry Haskell, Kevin Paradis, Mike Cooper, Greg Filipov – Bat Boy, Don Hollerhead, Dave Cooper, Ris Massetti Back Row (L to R): John Upham – Manager, John Filipov – Coach, Mike Willson, Tom Valcke, Rick Lindquist, Larry Leclair, Jeff Buchanan, Rick Joyal, Pat Hickson, Mike Price, Dennis McKeegan, Sam Haidy, Joe Ivan, Rob Murphy Note: Sam Haidy, Joe Ivan, Ris Massetti – did not compete at Canadian Championships   CANADIAN SENIOR MEN’S BASEBALL CHAMPIONS 1984 WINDSOR CHIEFS     Team Members: Al Bernacchi, Leo Paul “Punky” Bracken, Jeff Buchanan, Dave Cooper, Mike Cooper, John Ivan, Andy Lappalainen, Larry Leclair, Rick Lindquist, Rob Murphy, Tom Nelson, Kevin Paradis, Ed Petryschuk, Bill Reade, Kyle Rudling, Steve Vorkapich, Mike Willson   Player/Manager: Don Hollerhead Player/Coach: Tom Valcke General Manager: Jock Papineau         CANADIAN SENIOR MEN’S BASEBALL CHAMPIONS 1986 WINDSOR CHIEFS Front Row (L to R): Pat Dumouchelle, Mike Willson, Larry Leclair, Chris Smeeton, Steve Vorkapich – Coach, Rick Lindquist, Jim Holmes, Rob Murphy, Tom Valcke – Manager, Renzo Anzolin – Coach Back Row (L to R): Shawn O’Keefe, Greg Reh, Ritchie Coughlin, John Ivan, Dave Cooper, Tom Nelson, Kevin Paradis, Paul Rutckyj, Kyle Rudling, Jerry Haskell, Mike Cooper, Jeff Buchanan, Leo Paul “Punky” Bracken, Jock Papineau – General Manager   CANADIAN SENIOR MEN’S BASEBALL CHAMPIONS 1988 WINDSOR CHIEFS Front Row (L to...
Walkerville Chicks 1929 Ontario Senior Baseball Champions

Walkerville Chicks 1929 Ontario Senior Baseball Champions

The Walkerville ChicksTeam of 1929 had an 18-2 record, winning 13 games without a loss to teams, from Galt, St.Thomas, Niagara Falls,and Toronto. In competition with Michigan and Ohio teams their record was 5-2. Vern DeGeer, Sports Columnist for the Border Cities Star wrote, “A record that compares with anything any Canadian Senior AmateurTeam has been able to place in books in years”. There was no National Amateur Baseball Championship in 1929. However, the Board of Directors agreed that the Walkerville Chicks, the Senior Ontario Baseball Champions were deserving and should be honoured for their contribution to our sports heritage. The sponsor of the team was Thomas D. Chick, Manager Gordie Fuller, and Coach Tony Dugray. The players and coaches were Horace Atkin, ‘Boots’ Bouteiller, Bill Burnie, Silva ‘Rhino’ Cardinal, ‘Red’ Collins, Dave Dalton, AI Edwards, L ‘Spear’ Caneghie, Charlie Gatecliffe, Leo ‘Tatters’ Girard, Noah Jubenville, Tel Johnson, Bill Jordan, Dave Kay, Clarence Kennedy, Eddie Marchand, Edemo Ouellette, Leo Poupard, Dutch Schuchard, Jimmy Stewart, Herb Smith and Jack...
University of Windsor Basketball Teams

University of Windsor Basketball Teams

National Champion Team Recognition Award 2006 The Board of Directors recognized Assumption University of Windsor 1963 and the University of Windsor 1964, 1966, 1967, and 1969 Basketball Championship teams. The teams won 5 Canadian Intercollegiate Union Championships, (C.l.A.U.) in 7 years. They compiled a 52 won, 0 loss record in the Ontario Quebec Athletic Association Western Division, and a C.I.A.U. won/loss record of 10 and 0. Their overall record was: YEAR WON LOST CIAU CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 1963 23 3 Assumption Lancers over Acadia U. – 53-50 1964 22 5 University of Windsor over UBC – 94-70 1966 15 10 University of Windsor over U of Calgary – 95-83 1967 18 8 University of Windsor over UBC – 87-82 1969 17 6 University of Windsor over Waterloo Lutheran – 76-63 Overflow crowds at home and away were entertained by an up tempo style of play. Head coach Bob Samaras introduced “Blitz Basketball”, which featured quick and high scoring, forced turnovers, a variety of full and half court presses, multiple defenses, and utilizing all players. Perhaps the teams being honored are the best in the long basketball tradition, at that institution. The players who received C.I.A.U., M.V.R or All Tournament Team Honours were: 1963- Bill Brown, Jack Kelly 1964- Bob Horvath, Joe Green 1966- Marty Kwiatkowski, Angelo Mazzuchin 1967- Marty Kwiatkowski, Bob Navetta 1969- Chris Wydrinski, Sante Salvador Other notable players on the various teams were Andy Auch, Doug Brown and Jerry Bunce Bernie Friesmuth, Bill Hassett, Tom Henderson Jerry Homer, Tino Lenti, Ed Petryshyn, Mike Taranczuk Athletic Director : Richard Moriarity Coaches: Bob Samaras (Head) • Eddi Chittaro (Ass’t &...
Windsor Bulldogs 1963 Men’s Ice Hockey Team

Windsor Bulldogs 1963 Men’s Ice Hockey Team

The Windsor Bulldogs brought honour to our community in 1963 by becoming the first Windsor Ice Hockey Team to win the Canadian Senior “A” Men’s Hockey Championship – The “Allan Cup”. Two members of the team are Honoured Members of “The Hall”. Bobby Brown was inducted in 1995 and (captain)Lou Bendo entered the Hall in 1999. The “Bulldogs” record in the 1963 O.H.A. Senior “A” season was 27 wins; 12 losses and 1 tie. Their high calibre play regularly saw capacity crowds at the Windsor Arena. In order to qualify for the Canadian Senior Finals the Windsor Bulldogs accomplished the following: The team defeated Woodstock in the Semi-finals, 4 games to 1. Then they defeated the Chatham Maroons in the Regional Finals, 4 games to 2. In the Ontario Finals, they swept the best of 5 games series by defeating Noranda, in three games straight. Moncton was the opponent in the Eastern Canadian Finals and the Bulldogs won the series, 4 games to 1. In the 1963 Canadian Finals, the Windsor Bulldogs swept by Winnipeg, 4 games to 1, to capture the “Allan...
Windsor AKO Fratmen

Windsor AKO Fratmen

CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM RECOGNITION AWARD CANADIAN JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS “The Regina Leader-Post Trophy” (The Little Grey Cup) 1952 WINDSOR AKO FRATMEN Team Members: Tony Andrejicka, George Baker, Don Ballantine, Renaldo Barbaro, Charlie Chase, Jim Cowan, Dick Davis, Bobby Dawson, Walter Doster, Lorne Dunkley, Dan Fabok, Joe Filbey, Jack Forrest, Gerald Gemus, Chuck Kett, Ted Lucas, Jim Marshall, Hugh Mayne, Neil Merritt Val Motruk, Eddie Mularchyk, Pete Murphy, John Panontin, Lou Panontin, Joel Phelps, Mike Robert, Joe Stecki, Deno Tesolin, Serge Tesolin, Chuck Vernes Coach: Al Newman Managers: Jack Smith, Bob Norwood Trainer: Frank Mousseau Dawson, Panontin, Tesolin, Barbaro Jr. ORFU Regular Season Standings W L Windsor AKO Fratmen 6 0 Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers 4 2 Sarnia Knights of Columbus 2 4 Stratford Rams 0 6 LEAGUE PLAYOFFS AKO 50 Dawson (4), Tesolin, Panontin, Lucas, Filbey Kitchener-Waterloo 1 ONTARIO FINALS in Windsor AKO 22 Toronto Parkdale Lions 16 EASTERN CANADIAN FINALS in Montreal, Quebec AKO 22 Dawson (2), Barbaro, Fabok Montreal Lakeshore Flyers 6 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP in Windsor, Ontario Windsor AKO 15 Dawson, Lucas Edmonton Wildcats 12 ( Edmonton led 12-7 after 3 quarters ) CANADIAN JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS “Regina Leader-Post Trophy” ( The Little Grey Cup ) 1954 WINDSOR AKO FRATMEN Team Members: Paul Almond, Roy Bielich, Ed Brecka, Don Brown, Bill Chudyk, Russ Clinansmith, Luke Daneliuk, John Finch, Bob Fletcher, Jack Forrest, Bob Irving, Zoltan Kovacs, Marv Larsen, Gene Lysay, Chuck Malott, Angus Morrison, Eddie Mularchyk, Pete Murphy, Lou Panontin, Fred Power, Zoltan Puskas, Fred Pylypchuk, Glen Rigney, Jack Sexton, George Ternovan, Roman Ursu, Jim Veitch, Murray Walker, Paul Woodman, George Wortley, Stan Young Coach: Al Newman Manager: Jack...
1946 Windsor Auto Wreckers

1946 Windsor Auto Wreckers

CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM RECOGNITION AWARD Team Members: Gus Angus, Jim Carriere, Norm Cazzola, Alex Clark, Harold Dalton, Al Dumouchelle, Lefty Garant, Earl Grouix, Jeff Hillier, William Hodgins, Eaton Jones, Whitey Menard, Marcel Robinet, Bob Srigley, Roy Tourangeau Manager: Russ Nantais Business Manager: Eagle Reed Trainer: Jock Keenan CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS in London, Ontario – Double Knockout Windsor – 7 London – 2 Winning Pitcher – Al Dumouchelle Whitey Menard – 3 Hits, RBI, Roy Tourangeau – 2 Hits, RBI, Al Dumouchelle – 2 RBl’s, Bill Hodgins – RBI, Stratford – 5 Windsor – 3 Al Clark – 2 Hits, RBI, Roy Tourangeau & Bill Hodgins – RBI, Eaton Jones – Triple, Run, Windsor – 18 Brockville – 11 Winning Pitcher – Bob Srigley Whitey Menard – 4 Hits, 6 RBl’s, 3 Runs, Eaton Jones – 2 Hits, 3 RBl’s, Jim Carriere – 2 Hits, 3 Runs, RBI Roy Tourangeau – 2 Hits, 2 RBI’s, 3 Runs SEMI-FINALS Windsor – 2 Toronto – 1 Winning Pitcher – Al Dumouchelle Al Clark – 2 Hits, RBI, Eaton Jones – RBI, Run, Bob Srigley – 2 Hits, FINALS Windsor – 1 Stratford – 0 Winning Pitcher – Al Durnouchelle Bill Hodgins – RBI, Roy Tourangeau – Run, Eaton Jones – 2 Hits Windsor – 7 Stratford – 5 Winning Pitcher – Al Dumouchelle Bob Srigley – 2 Hits, 4 RBl’s, Roy Tourangeau – 2 RBl’s, Jeff Hillier & Whitey Menard -3 Hits, P Runs WORLD SERIES First Sanctioned Canadian-American (non-professional) – in Wichita, Kansas – Best of 7 Windsor vs Carmichael,...
Windsor Ford V-8’s

Windsor Ford V-8’s

CITY SERIES – Best of 5 Ford’s vs Assumption College Ford’s top scorers Assumption – 34 – Ford’s – 33 (Goldman (10) Allison(9)) Ford’s – 44 – Assumption – 31 (Goldman (15) Stewart (9)) Assumption – 48 – Ford’s – 33 (Goldman (13)Allison (7)) Ford’s – 32 – Assumption – 29 (Goldman (14) Allison (9)) Ford’s – 41 – Assumption – 33 (Stewart (12) Goldman (11) Allison (11))   ONTARIO SEMI-FINALS – 2 – Game Total Points Ford’s vs Niagara Falls Echoes   Ford’s – 41- Niagara Falls – 29 (Wiseman (12) Meretsky (8) Aitchison (7)) Ford’s – 40 – Niagara Falls – 25 (Allison (14) Meretsky (11))   ONTARIO FINALS – Best of 3 Ford’s vs Toronto Broadview Y   Ford’s – 58 Toronto – 39 (Allison (13) Meretsky (12) Goldman (10)) Toronto – 40 Ford’s – 33 (Allison(12) Goldman (10)) Ford’s – 40 Toronto – 23 (Goldman (15) Meretsky (9))   EASTERN CANADIAN FINALS – Best of 3 In Ottawa, Ontario Ford’s vs Ottawa Rangers   Ottawa – 32 Ford’s – 28 (Aitchison (11)) Ford’s – 32 Ottawa – 26 (Stewart (13) Goldman (8)) Ford’s – 33 Ottawa – 23 (Wiseman (10) Stewart (8) Goldman (8) Allison (7))   CANADIAN FINALS – Best of 5 In Windsor, Ontario Ford’s vs Victoria’s Dominoes   Ford’s – 47 Victoria – 36 (Meretsky (16) Allison (10) Goldman (8)) Ford’s – 33 Victoria – 32 (Stewart (10) Goldman (10)) Ford’s – 40 Victoria – 23 ( Meretsky (12) Stewart (10))   OLYMPIC GAMES 1936 Berlin, Germany “SILVER MEDA” WINDSOR FORD V-8’s Team Canada was comprised of 11 members of the Ford...
Windsor YMCA Arrows 1933

Windsor YMCA Arrows 1933

WINDSOR YMCA ARROWS 1933 CANADIAN JUNIOR BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS Team Members: Elmer Bauer, Jim Benton, Ernie Ecker, Cliff Holt, Elmer Hull, George Medland, Tom Pendlebury, Jack Trotter Coach: Al Clarke Trainer: Frank Soully     WINDSOR PLAYOFFS   Arrows Top Scorers YMCA Arrows -55 Lincoln Road Crusaders – 17 Pendlebury (23)     ONTARIO SEMI-FINALS 2-Game Total Points YMCA Arrows – 34 Woodstock Trojans – 20 Benton (11) Medland (10) YMCA Arrows – 39 Woodstock Trojans – 29 Benton (11) Bauer (10) Medland (9)     ONTARIO FINALS 2-Game Total Points YMCA Arrows – 25 Toronto Lizzies – 25 Pendlebury (8) Bauer (7) YMCA Arrows – 25 Toronto Lizzies – 23 Benton (15) Bauer (4)     CANADIAN FINALS in Windsor, Ontario 2-Game Total Points YMCA Arrows – 26 Ottawa Glebe – 22 Pendlebury (12) Medland (6) Benton (4) YMCA Arrows – 35 Ottawa Glebe -17 Pendlebury (10) Medland (7) Trotter (6) Bauer (5)  ...
Windsor Collegiate 1928 Alumni

Windsor Collegiate 1928 Alumni

WINDSOR’S FIRST NATIONALLY SANCTIONED CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SPORTS TEAM CANADIAN SENIOR MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS ” The Montreal Cup “ 1928 WINDSOR COLLEGIATE ALUMNI Team Members: Bill Butcher, Les Butcher, Eddie Dawson, Frank Dowd, Al Edwards, Gourley Howell, Clarence Kenney, Don King, Johnny Murray, Carm Wood Coach: Gord Fuller Trainer: Otto McDougall     ONTARIO PLAYOFFS 2-Game Total Points   Windsor Top Scorers Toronto Riverdale C.I. Grads – 21 Windsor Alumni – 20 Bill Butcher (9) Dowd (6) Windsor Alumni – 31 Toronto Riverdale C.I. Grads – 24 Dowd (20) Edwards (8)     ONTARIO FINALS Best of 3 Hamilton YMCA – 31 Windsor Alumni – 28 Bill Butcher (7) Edwards (6) Windsor Alumni – 32 Hamilton YMCA -17 Bill Butcher (11) Edwards (8) Windsor Alumni – 32 Hamilton YMCA -17 Edwards (10) Dawson (8) Bill Butcher (7)     EASTERN CANADIAN SEMI-FINALS 2-Game Total Points Windsor Alumni – 27 Ottawa Basketball Club – 25 Bill Butcher (9) Edwards (8) Windsor Alumni – 48 Ottawa Basketball Club – 29 Howell (14) Les Butcher (6) Wood (6)     EASTERN CANADIAN FINALS in Sackville, New Brunswick 2-Game Total Points Mount Allison U. – 22 Windsor Alumni – 20 Edwards (6) Bill Butcher (5) Windsor Alumni – 21 Mount Allison U. -17 Edwards (8) Dawson (4) King (4)     CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS in Windsor, Ontario 2-Game Total Points Windsor Alumni -29 U. of British Columbia – 23 Dowd (12) Bill Butcher (8) Windsor Alumni – 35 U. of British Columbia – 23 Edwards (13) Bill Butcher (6) King (6) Dowd (6)     Note: Bill Butcher, Eddie Dawson and Frank Dowd played for...
Windsor Athletic Association

Windsor Athletic Association

Windsor Athletic Association began sponsoring local sports in 1973. The association received their charter on May 22,1974. The Founding Charter Members were: Clayt Tourangeau (President and G.M.), John Bedard, John Biafore, Sam Cipparone, Don Daly, Pat Lucier, Jim Nelson, Brian Pape, Ron Poisson, Ron Thompson, Thomas Turner, Patricia Wiseman. Those who have served as WAA President are Clayt Tourangeau (1973 – 82) , Patricia Wiseman (1983) Ron Smith (1984 – 2004). The first teams sponsored by WAA were Sr. Baseball in Essex County League, and Jr. Baseball in Mic Mac League, both in 1973. Some members of that first Senior team were Brian Plenderleith, Rick Bacon, Ron Smith, Ted Coombs, Gary Boismier, John Hodorowicz, Joe Lamantia. WAA has sponsored teams in Windsor Minor Hockey since 1975, and currently contributes the sum of $6000 to sponsor an entire House league Division in Windsor Minor Hockey. WAA has entered team in the Seaway Intermediate Hockey League for a few years, in the mid 1970’s. From 1979 to 1998 WAA entered a team in the Civic Hockey League. Coaching those teams were Bill Gibbs and Mike Erina. In the late 1970’s, for several years WAA sponsored Jr. “C” Windsor Warlocks Lacrosse teams. WAA sponsored teams in Windsor Minor Lacrosse for several years in the 1980’s, and currently sponsor a Bantam (age 13-14) travel team, recent winners of an Invitational Tournament in Calgary. WAA assisted in the founding of Essex County Girls Travel Basketball Association that competed in O.B.A. under 18 Midget & Juvenile Divisions, from 1988 – 91, winning three titles. Bruce Norris was Coach. Windsor Wildcats Girls Fastball receives assistance from...
Club 240

Club 240

Founded by the late Jimmy Hogan, inductee into the Windsor-Essex County Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. Club 240 had its beginnings in 1960, when Jimmy’s kids started playing outdoor hockey at Memorial Park. At that time the only league operating indoors was Midget; the outdoor season was limited to only 7 or 8 games, as the city didn’t allow teams to go beyond the league into the Ontario Minor Hockey Association playdowns (OMHA). Jimmy saw notice about a Pee Wee tournament in Leamington; gathered some kids together; obtained sponsoring from Ford Local 240, of which he was President, and off they went. While there he realized how much further advanced other entries were, and was determined to keep his team going. He started 50-50 draws in the Ford Office, gained $100 or so every month, also held raffles, sold chocolate bars, anything to make a dime. When Jimmy left Ford’s in 1962 for a position with UAW International Union, the money raising programs fell apart. To keep things going or not was now a serious question. That is when he thought about forming a Club. His brother Eddie was one of the founders of the Choristers Athletic Club in 1954, another community Youth Sports Organization. With considerable assistance from Murray Ewing, the first 10 – man Board of Directors was formed, consisting of Jimmy, Ewing, Ed Kornacki, Carl Popkey, Eddie Hogan, John Wood, Art Butcher, Bob Hind, Ron McNamara, Sam Loreto. Jimmy served as President from 1965-74. Club 240’s first sponsored team was the 1965 Windsor Minor Hockey Juvenile entry that included future NHL star Rick Kehoe. Other...
Windsor Choristers Athletic Club

Windsor Choristers Athletic Club

The Windsor Choristers Athletic Club, had its beginning in June of 1954, at a meeting chaired by founder Dr. Walter Spitzig (PHD Psychology), in his classroom at St. Angela Elementary School. The charter members and founding fathers of the Choristers who gathered at the June 1954 meeting were, Walter Spitzig, George McTavish, Eddie Hogan Sr., Wilfred Adam, and Ron Elliott. Longtime President of the Choristers, Spitzig was the pianist for the St. Angela music program and choir, an athletic coach at the school, and the organist and Music Director at Sacred Heart Church. He formed adult male, adult mixed and boys’ choirs at Sacred Heart, and that was the origin for adopting the Choristers A. C. name. He felt the need and the urge to organize boys’ athletic teams with financial aid from his choral groups that performed at concerts locally, such as the Kiwanis and Knights of Columbus Music Festivals, as well as events in Sarnia and Michigan. He felt the need to foster a love for athletics and music. He did not subscribe to the notion that sports activities and musical performance are mutually exclusive or not compatible, that was certainly dispelled with the formation of the Choristers organization, and their outstanding accomplishments throughout Ontario. He believed boys could be singers and athletes, and many members of the Choristers A.C. participated in both endeavours with skill and artistry, at concerts and sports venues in gymnasiums and on playing fields. Windsor Choristers teams have participated in approximately twenty-five plus Ontario Finals. capturing fifteen All-Ontario Championships. The Choristers A. C. began sponsoring youth athletic teams in 1954, entering a...
Alpha Kai Omega

Alpha Kai Omega

The birth of one of Canada’s best known and most respected Youth Sports Organizations took place seventy-two years ago, in 1929, when seven young students at Windsor Walkerville Technical School (later W. D. Lowe High School), formed a Fraternity. The “Magnificent Seven” were Norm Hull, the group’s first President, Bill Begley, Ron Truscott, Jay Love, Ivan Stokes, Jim Fairhurst, and Jack McMillan. The name of the club was selected by one of their teachers, Mr. Siers. It translates to mean “The first and last”. The Fraternity started out sponsoring school, and community dances at the Prince Edward Hotel Ballroom and Lakeview Golf Club, and other fundraising events to support charities, such as the Blind Institute. Their first home was a house they rented on Victoria Ave, between Park and London streets. From there they rented the top floor of the C. H. Smith Department Store to conduct their meetings, then moved to the Walkerville Land & Power Building at Kildare and Wyandotte. That was followed by a move to the Air Force Club huts at Ouellette and Tecumseh, where they remained for many years. Through the ensuing years they have conducted their meetings at such places as the Othmar Grotto Club, Norton Palmer Hotel, Windsor Press Club, Windsor Yacht Club, Top Hat Supper Club, Teutonia Club, Drop-In Tavern, Caboto Club, and the current home at AKO Park. Many of the members were sports enthusiasts, and they organized their own softball team that was very successful in the local Fraternity League in the late 1930’s, with such players as Jimmy Farmer, Mark Wood. Harry Heydon, Harold Jackson, Bill Hudson, and...
Mic Mac Athletic Club

Mic Mac Athletic Club

The Mic Mac Club originated in 1917, to sponsor and promote sports team participation in baseball and football, for young men in the neighbourhood of Park and Church streets. Out of this neighbourhood group grew the real Mic Mac organization, and in the summer of 1918 they formed a baseball team and during the fall season they put together a football team. During the succeeding years up to the late 1930’s, the Mic Mac Club sponsored softball, basketball, baseball, bowling, football and hockey teams. Mic-Mac teams became very well known, but most of their activities were in the Border Cities area, which at that time included Detroit. The football and hockey teams were very successful. In football the Mic Macs were Border Cities’ champions for several years, including a three-year undefeated record in senior or unlimited weight class, against local and Detroit teams in the mid 1920’s. Some of the Detroit teams that oldtimers may remember were: Duster A.C., Oakwood Blue Jackets, Selfridge Field Fliers, and Pinegree A.C. The Mic Macs competed in O.R.F.U. Intermediate competition in 1926, and the Sr. O.R.F.U. against Sarnia Imperials, Hamilton Cats, and Toronto Argonauts in 1929. Three of the stars for the football teams during this era were quarterback Leo “Tatters” Girard, and running backs Bert Foote and Noah Jubenville. Hockey was the most successful Mic Mac team from a championship standpoint. In 1930-31 Mic Macs won the O.H.A. Senior “B” title, defeating the Belleville Cheerios in the finals, then lost to the Hamilton Tigers in the Ontario Senior Finals, as the Tigers earned the right to go on to compete for the...
Organizing Committee for the U of W Holiday Invitational Tournament

Organizing Committee for the U of W Holiday Invitational Tournament

Left to Right: Carl Popkey, Dr. Richard Moriarity, Mark Fathers (son of Ken Fathers), and Eddi Chittaro. The award was presented to the “Founding Committee” of the University of Windsor Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament. The year 2006 marks the 50th Anniversary of the event, which is perhaps the longest running, High School Basketball Tournament, in Ontario. The tournament has provided many athletes the opportunity to compete against top players and also for many, the opportunity to enjoy being, in our...
Whit Tucker, John Harcarufka, Janet Greenwood & Tony Doucette

Whit Tucker, John Harcarufka, Janet Greenwood & Tony Doucette

Left to Right: Whit Tucker, John Harcarufka, Janet Greenwood, Tony Doucette Janet Greenwood The accounting firm of ‘Greenwood & Associates’ has been responsible for receiving the ballots and tabulating the candidate voting results for may years. Janet has devoted hundreds of hours voluntarily to assist the ‘Hall’. John Harcarufka As President of Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd, he continued the corporate sponsorship established by his predecessor, from 1993 – 2002. Mr. Harcarufka retired in 2001. Tony Doucette Tony, CBC Television Windsor, Sports Director has volunteered his time since 1991 to be the ‘Master of Ceremonies’ at the annual Induction Banquet. Whit Tucker An Honoured Member, inducted in 1985, who has been a very generous benefactor. His monetary gift has encouraged others, to donate funds toward the future establishment of our permanent...
James Murphy

James Murphy

Mr. Murphy, a Past President of Hiram Walker & Sons, who in 1989 initiated the generous Corporate sponsorship from his firm and also permitted us to use the Reception Centre.