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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

Birth Date: 1945
From: Chatham, Ontario

Category Athlete Legend

Ed was born, raised in Chatham and developed into an outstanding football, baseball, and hockey player who went on to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Boston University.

While doing this, Ed had to overcome several obstacles including his small stature, which earned him the nickname of "Pebble", and that fact that he is black, which caused undue taunting in some arenas. He overcame these obstacles through hard work, determination, skill, and a drive to succeed. 


  • early years - was a valuable member of 2 CCI football championship teams, one of which was undefeated and did not yield a point - played flying wing on offense and safety on defense - playing either catcher or centrefield, led his minor baseball teams to 5 OBA Championships playing at the highest level of competition
  • played minor hockey and then for the Junior Maroons - in 1997, was inducted into Chatham Collegiate's Athletic Hall of Fame. 
  • 1963 -65 - played for Jr. Maroons and was ranked as one of the leading scorers each year - in last season Maroons were league regular season champions with a record of 31-6-3 and Ed was team's 4th leading scorer
  • 1965-69 - on hockey scholarship at Boston University which had one of the top hockey programs in NCAA Division I - teamed with fellow Chathamite, Herb Wakabayashi, and became one of the top penalty killing pair - at one point did not allow a shot on goal for 36 consecutive minutes of short handed play - in junior year, played in 32 games scoring 13 goals and had 16 assists - was chosen "Most Improved Player" - in senior year, played on the same line with Herb and Serge Boily from Quebec which became one of the highest scoring lines in the country - Ed scored 16 goals and 16 assists in 29 games, helping Herb to be named All-American - after the season, was named "The Player Who Exemplifies the Spirit of BU Hockey" 
  • After receiving a Science Degree, Ed went on to earn a Master's of Education Degree from BU. He then went to the University of Buffalo where, for over 40 years, he worked as coach, administrator, and teacher. In 2010, Buffalo honoured him for his dedication to the school by naming their new athletic facility the "Edward L. Wright Practice Facility". Also in 2010, Ed was honoured by the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society when they recognized his achievements in a ceremony at the WISH Centre. Ed now lives in Marana, Arizona.
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2014