Home ] About Us ] Links of Interest ] The Hall ] Bursaries ] Members ] News and Events ] Membership Quick List ] Kiosk Pictures ] CSHF Picture Gallery ] Video Gallery ]


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


Position: Centre
Birth Date: 
From: Wallaceburg, Ontario 
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 188lbs
Chatham Maroons


Category - Athlete Legend

Don was born in Wallaceburg but moved to Chatham with his family at a very young age. He showed great promise in several sports while attending Chatham Collegiate and continued his excellence throughout his life. Don is best remembered as a standout hockey player for the original Chatham Maroons where he became know as "Honey Boy" because he was such a sweet player. He became best known for his scoring ability, his poke checking, and especially his performance on the power play. Don was also a very fine softball pitcher for several teams that competed provincially. He went on to manage, coach, officiate, umpire, and referee in the games that he loved.

  • 1925
    • While at CCI, he was very successful in a variety of sports; pitched softball, played centre and was captain in hockey; played quarter position in rugby
  • 1927-1928
    • While still in high school, at age 17 he played for the original Chatham Senior Maroons
  • 1930
    • Starred for Maroons who went all way to OHA Finals by beating University of Western Ontario, London East, La Salle, Stratford, and Hamilton;  lost in finals to Royal Military College 3-2 in two-game total goal series; scored first goal of second game to tie total score at 2-2
  • 1932
    • Standout performer on the Michigan-Ontario League Champion Maroon team
  • 1934
    • Starred on M-O League Champion Maroons team that went on to lose to Falconbridge in All-Ontario Finals in Allan Cup play downs
  • 1937
    • Standout player for the Maroons, went on to win OHA Senior "B" Championship giving Chatham its first OHA Championship; scored first goal in final game against Niagara Falls as Chatham won 3-0.  After 1938-39 season, Maroons disbanded as arena was condemned and his hockey career was virtually over since the new arena not built until 1949


For over 20 years was one of the premier pitchers in area;  pitched first no hit no run game in City League history


He was an excellent 5-pin bowler and won many awards over the years.  In 1980 he played with Ontario 5-pin Bowling Association Championship team and finished 5th at the Canadian National Championships.

Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2004