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1934 Colored All Stars Baseball Team
1937-38 SR. Maroons
1949-50 St.Clair Maroons
1953 BR.431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1956 BR 431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1958-59 Rotary JUV. Hockey
1959-60 Senior Maroons
1969-71 S. Elliott Perf Racing
1973 Kinsmen Pee Wee Baseball Team
1974-75 JMSS Boys Basketball Team
1977-78 Chatham Royals Inter. "C" Hockey
1979 Huron & Erie Beverages Midgets
1983-84 & 1984-85 Maple City Jr.Ice Crystals
1985 Chatham Juvenile Baseball Team
1985-86 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1986-87 BR28 Bantams Team
1989-90 CKSS Boys ""AA" Volleyballl Team
1992-93 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1997 Sun-Out Diamonds Sr. Baseball Team
1998-99 JR.Maroons
Archie Stirling
Arthur Pelkey
Bill Atkinson
Bill Robinson
Bill Stobbs
Bob Weedon
Brian Wiseman
Carrie Carleton (Dillon)
Casey Maynard
Ches Dawson
Courtney Babcock
Leyte Wilson "Copper"
Dale Lahey
Dan Lewis
Dave Allin
Dave Gagner
David Seton
Dennis McCord
Derek Krete
Don Gillett
Don Hinnegan
Doug Allin
Doug Anakin
Doug Melvin
Earl Flat Chase
Ed Myers
Ed Wright
Elaine Hinnegan
Fergie Jenkins
Fran Crummer
Gene Dziadura
George Aitken
George Bruette
Harold Gillies
Harold McFarlane
Herb Wakabayashi
Irma (Grant) Isaac
Jim Maynard
Joe Zimmer
Joe Malo
Joelle Batten-Daigneau
John McKay
Karrie Williams
Keith Crummer
Larry Babcock
Larry Lahey
Lloyd Davidson
Marion (Watson) Stanton
Martin Aarts
Max Lenover
Mel Wakabayashi
Mort Giles
Norman Morris 'Chirp'
Peter Gilbert
Randy Rybansky
Richard Doey
Ron Blommers
Ross Babcock
Ron Coristine
Ross Day
Roy Galloway
Roy Oscar 'Doc' Miller
Sandra Tewksbury
Shae-Lynn Bourne
Shirley Pilson
Smoke, R.S.Reynolds
Tyson Parry
Wilfred  Harding

Bill Stobbs
Birth Date: 1935
From: Windsor, Ontario

Category Builder

Bill was born in Windsor, grew up in Leamington, and after a short career with the Toronto Dominion Bank, joined Union Gas in 1956 with whom he remained for 40 years. Bill had a number of roles with Union Gas that took him to Petrolia, Sarnia, London, and Burlington, but the bulk of his time was spent in Chatham and immediate area. No matter where his work took him, Bill served his community and province as a volunteer in hockey arenas and meeting rooms throughout Ontario. He presently resides in Chatham and continues to work with the hockey community. 

1979 - 81

President of Chatham Pontiacs Senior Hockey Team

1988 - 2012 - was board member Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) ; served as Director, Vice-chairman,  Chairman, and Advisory Board Member - was also Chairperson of Great Lakes Junior “C” League (GLJC); attended most GLJC League Meetings in role of OHA Life Member Observer; was OHA Advisor to GLJC;  Executive Board and GLJC teams.


With Bill Saunders, re-wrote GLJC Constitution - 2015 - reviewed changes made by GLJC General Managers and updated its Constitution.

1995 - 2003

Was Director of Hockey Development Centre of Ontario (HDCO) which distributes funding to Ontario hockey organizations

1995 - 2003 - held positions with Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), initially (1995-1999) as Chairperson of  Senior and Adult recreational Hockey - 1999-2003 - was Treasurer .


Became an Honourary Member of the Chatham Maroon Alumni - annually does an audit of the Maroon Alumni’s banking practices and produces an audit report for same - at Maroon Alumni Officer’s  Meeting, conducts its annual election of officers

2003 until present

Member of Chatham Minor Hockey’s (CHMA) Tournament Committee - has served as Co- Convener/Host at the Memorial Arena for CMHA’s Annual (pre-Christmas) Silver Stick Hockey Tournament; for 2 years in early 2000’s served as Special Advisor on Provincial Hockey Matters (i.e. HDCO and OHF) to      CMHA

2013 until present - OHA Chairperson of the Western Division of GOJHL Junior “B” League

2010/11 season until present - charted game ‘on ice’ playing time and game performance of all 16 year old players for Chatham Jr. “B” Maroons and for Jr. “C” Blenheim Blades, Dresden Kings, Wallaceburg Lakers,  and Wheatley Sharks; also charted all “rostered” 16 year old players of all other Jr. “B” and “C” teams based in Essex and Lambton Counties; also charted 16 year old players from Jr. “B” teams in London, St. Thomas, Strathroy, and St. Mary’s when they were the visiting teams in La Salle, Leamington, Chatham,  Sarnia, and Lambton Shores;  in late 1990’s and early 2000’s - was the only volunteer hockey voice at Hockey Canada (HC) level promoting   Adult Recreational Hockey - HC later hired a full time staff person to undertake this responsibility

2000 - 2001 - was advisor to Chatham-Kent Recreation Commission (for Blenheim)

2002 - 2003 - covered Chatham Jr. Maroons home games for the Windsor Star and occasionally, was an analyst for CFCO Radio


Awards and Recognitions

1991 - Certificate of Appreciation Towards the Advancement of Women’s Hockey in Ontario from Ontario   Women’s Hockey Association

1992 - Ontario Hockey Federation Past President’s Award

1999 - Hockey Development Centre Ontario Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions towards  the Development of Hockey

2002 - Ontario Hockey Federation Certificate of Appreciation for contributions made towards the success of    the CHA Annual Meeting held in Toronto

2002 - Hockey Development Centre for Ontario Award for Program Development as Inline Hockey Team  Leader for Central Canada

2002 - Ontario Hockey Association Centennial Award (as an OHA Board Member)

2003 - Ontario Hockey Federation Volunteer of the Year Award

June 2007 - Ontario Hockey Association Gold Stick Award

June 2010 - Ontario Hockey Association Life Membership

2014 - Ontario Hockey Federation Senior Hockey Involvement Award in recognition of years spent actively  promoting Adult Recreational Hockey in Ontario as well as work in other provincial branches of Hockey  Canada

 In Addition

While working and living outside Chatham, Bill was involved in community activities, both sports related  and non-sports related including:

Executive Member Petrolia Squires Sr. Hockey Team who were Allan cup Champions in 1979-80

First Referee-in-Chief for Petrolia Minor Hockey Association

Served as Petrolia Town Councilor for two terms and Chaired Petrolia Arena and Recreation Committee  when Petrolia Arena was under construction - continued as Chairman for ten years until transferred to  Chatham - was Chairperson of Petrolia Police Committee - was Charter Member of Petrolia Jaycees

1982 - OHA Junior “D” League Convener
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2015