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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: 1934
From: Fort Williams, Ontario


Category Athlete Legend

Joe was born in Fort William, Ontario, moved to Chatham in 1959 to play for the Senior Maroons and has lived here ever since. While in school in Fort William, he played softball, basketball, football, and ran track. He also played hockey, mostly on outdoor rinks. As 15 year old captain of his midget hockey team, Joe was chosen league’s MVP and received Bob Glover Memorial Trophy which Alex Delvecchio had won a few years earlier

1950-53 - played Major Junior “A” hockey for the Fort William Hurricane- Rangers

1951-52 team reached Memorial Cup Semi-finals where they lost to Regina
for five years, attended Detroit Red Wings training camp since the Fort William team was a farm team for Detroit

1953-54 - with one year of junior eligibility remaining, signed a professional contract with Sherbrooke Saints (another Detroit farm team) of the QHL - also on the team were future NHL players Al Arbour, Marcel Bonin, and Gerry Ehman

1954-55 - started season with the Springfield Indians coached by Eddie Shore - future NHL goalie Don Simmons was on the team - after 9 games sent to Edmonton Flyers where he played on a line with Norm Ullman and was coached by Bud Poile - other team members were Johnny Bucyk, Glenn Hall, Bronko Horvath, and Vic Stasiuk Finished season playing for the Quebec Aces coached by Punch Imlach and featuring Al Arbour, Camille Henry, and Gerry Ehman

1955-56 - started season in Edmonton in the WHL - after nine games, was reinstated as an amateur in order to play for Penticton Vees who had won the World Championship the previous year

1956-57 - started season in IHL with Troy (Ohio) Bruins - after 11 games went to play in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in NOHA where he averaged a point a game
1957-58 and 1958-59 - played senior amateur hockey with Sudbury Wolves where he averaged nearly a point a game - chosen to play on all-star team against a touring Russian team

1959-60 - moved to Chatham to play for Senior Maroons and has remained here ever since - worked for Ontario Hydro and then for Union Gas where he worked for 35.5 years - in first year, Maroons won Allan Cup emblematic of best senior hockey team in Canada beating Trail, BC for the title - was a key member of that team scoring 14 points in 14 playoff games

1960-61 - Maroons chose not to represent Canada at World Championship because of expenses involved
Trail went in their place and won the Championship - Maroons went on all-expenses paid trip to Sweden and Russia making them the first Canadian hockey team to play in Russia

After Maroons were eliminated from league playoffs, picked up by Galt Terriers along with Fred Pletsch and George Aitken for Allan Cup playdowns which they ultimately won - played 12 games scored 5 goals and 8 points

1961 through 1964 - played 3 more years for Maroons averaging a point a game. In 13 years of senior hockey averaged only 8 penalty minutes per season - most served in 1 season was 14 minutes

1961-62 - played for Maroons - picked up again by Galt, along with Jack Douglas, for World Championships - played on a line with reinstated professionals, Tod Sloan and Jackie McLeod - scored 8 goals in 7 games as Canada won silver medal, losing only to Sweden - was third in team scoring (14 points) and goals scored (8) - only McLeod (17 points) and Sloan (16 points) had more.

Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2015