1979 Little Britain Midget Hockey & Baseball Teams
A truly historic period of sports achievements is represented by a tightly-knit group of athletes who comprised the bulk of both baseball and hockey championship squads from Little Britain in 1979. In a six-year span (1975 to 1980), the group won All-Ontario titles in baseball five times and added three more provincial hockey championships. The talented and exceptional young athletes created fond memories not only for themselves, but for families and local fans in the Mariposa area. Many of the team members have contributed greatly to local sports through coaching, mentoring and managing. Their success in “the Sports Capital of the Kawarthas” is unmatched.
1979 Ontario Minor Hockey Association Midget E champions: Front, l to r: Kevin Jenkins, Geoff Field, Ken Drinkwalter, Ivan Nottingham, Kenny Irwin, Dale Beddows, Terry Jenkins. Middle: sponsor Charlie Gorrill, coach Percy Jenkins, Brian Nottingham, Raymond Meek, Tim Noble, Steve Webster, Ray Hawkins, coach John Sloan, trainer Phil Alger. Back: Keith Talbot, Ian Sudlow, David Starr, Butch Bellhouse.
1979 Ontario Baseball Association Midget D champions: Front, l to r: Don Brown, Terry Jenkins, Brad Cormier, Rob Doyle, Ivan Nottingham, Geoff Field, Brian Nottingham, Darryl Appleton, bat boy Scott Field. Back: coach Don Wakeford, Kevin Jenkins, Ray Hawkins, Tom Thornbury, John Grills, coach Clare Jenkins, Bruce Findlay, Raymond Meek, Don Fowler, Tim Grills, coach Gord McMillan.