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Deceased 10/16/2007 

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

LARRY BABCOCK
 Position: Centre
Birth Date: 01/20/1940
From: Chatham, Ontario
Height: 5'9" 
Weight: 1601bs

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Category-Athlete Legend

Larry Babcock was born and raised in Chatham and excelled at any sport that he undertook. However, it was in hockey that he had the greatest impact as he went from the CMHA, to Junior "B" and then "A", to the University of Michigan, and finally to the University of Western Ontario. No matter where he played, he quickly became a team leader, which was evidenced by his appointment as captain of virtually all the teams he played with.

Babcock a local trailblazer. Many talented hockey players from Chatham have donned the maize and blue at the University of Michigan. Larry Babcock may have been the best, former teammates say. “Tremendous hockey player,” ex-Wolverine Ron Coristine said.

After finishing school, Larry returned to Chatham and established a very successful law practice and, with his wife, Dot, raised 4 children who also are very interested in and successful at sports.

  • 1955-1959 
    • Signed with Montreal Canadiens to play Jr. "B" in New Hamburg ; elected team captain;  finished 3rd in team scoring.  From 1956 through 1959 was a  member of first Peterborough Petes Jr. "A" team in history.   With steady improvement, in its 3rd year of operation played in the Memorial Cup finals scoring 29 goals and 41 assists for 70 points.  He played in OHA all-star game with the team ending second in league; won OHA Championship over St. Mikes; Eastern Canadian Jr. "A" Championship over Hull Canadiens, and then lost to Winnipeg in the Memorial Cup Finals.  Larry was team MVP for the series
  • University of Michigan 1959 through 1963
    • Passed up his last year of junior and entered Michigan on scholarship.  Freshmen could not play so between semesters, he returned to Peterborough, played 5 games scoring 5G and 5A.  As a sophomore, was 2nd in team scoring, and 7th in the league with 16G and 18A; as a junior, was 3rd in team scoring 16G and 29A.   While team finished 2nd with 24 wins setting a team record they lost to Michigan Tech in league playoffs.   Larry advanced to NCAA, finished 3rd.   As a  senior, chosen as team captain, scored 7G and 16A, and was drafted by Philadelphia Flyers.
  • University of Western Ontario - 1963 through 1966
    • Entered UWO law school and played hockey but the team was not member of Senior Intercollegiate Hockey League until the following year.
    • 1964-65 - team finished 3rd in league, lost to Montreal in semi-finals.  Larry was team captain, 1st in team scoring, and team MVP for year.
    • 1965-66 team finished 2nd . Larry was team captain, 2nd in team scoring, team MVP for year, 1st team all-star, and became 1st winner of Robert W. Mccheseney Memorial Trophy for Loyalty and Sportsmanship.

Larry accomplished many firsts for Chathamites during his hockey career. He was first to:

  • sign with an NHL team
  • to play Junior "A" hockey
  • to play in a Memorial Cup
  • along with Al Hinnegan and Ron Coristine, first to play in an NCAA Final Four
  • along with daughter, Courtney, first father and daughter combination to be inducted into Michigama which recognizes athletic and academic success of student athletes at the University of Michigan. 
  • In addition, with Larry’s induction it becomes the first time that two individuals from the same family have been inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame as Larry’s father, Ross, entered the Hall in 2004 as a Builder.
  • In 1963, Larry was elected into the University of Michigan Dekker Hockey Hall of Fame
  • 2003 was inducted into the Chatham Collegiate Hall of Fame.
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1955-56 Kitchener Canucks OHA 10 3 1 4 0
1956-57 Peteboro T.P.T.'s OHA 52 10 22 32 0
1957-58 Peteboro T.P.T.'s OHA 52 10 15 25 0
1958-59 Peteboro T.P.T.'s OHA 54 28 41 69 0
1959-60 Peteboro T.P.T.'s OHA 5 5 5 10 0
1960-61 U. of Michigan NCAA Statistics Unavailable
1961-62 U. of Michigan NCAA 0 16 29 45 23
1962-63 U. of Michigan NCAA 0 7 16 23 15
1963-64 Chatham Maroons IHL 6 2 2 4 2 -- -- -- -- --
1966-67 North York Varsity Grads OHASr Statistics Unavailable
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2007