2017 Inductees

Karen Meek

Karen Meek

One of the most accomplished and recognized individuals in the sport of ringette in Canada, Karen Meek has been an influential player, coach, instructor and official for more than 30 years. Playing ringette out of Oakwood as a youth, she has carried her passion and commitment for the sport to great heights. Following a successful coaching stint, she instructed countless young athletes in development clinics, then moved into officiating – working at numerous provincial, national and international championships. An inductee of the Ontario Ringette Hall of Fame and two-time recipient of the Ontario Ringette Association Official of the Year award. She has consistently demonstrated great ability and dedication, as well as a strong desire to assist others in her sport.

1980 Lindsay Lions Bantam “A” Hockey Team

A talented, well-coached group of young players with a strong desire to win, the Lindsay Bantam “A” squad represents one of the most memorable periods in local hockey history. With a total season record of 52 wins, 5 losses and 1 tie, the team won regional, provincial and international (Silver Stick) titles that season – culminating with the All-Ontario championship. The core of the squad played on All-Ontario champion teams as peewees, bantams and midgets.

Team members: Front, l to r: Mark Wainman, Dan Kearns, Dave Martin, Jeff Beukeboom, Ken Fairman, Richard Doyle, Ron Hall. Middle: manager Ron Hall, assistant coach Dennis Hadley, Don Marshall, Darrin MacDuff, Paul Ellis, Jeff Schaefer, Paul Brown, trainer Greg Ellis, head coach Clayton Ellis. Back: Gary Howell, Mike Piggott, Mark Durbin, Jeff Brown. Absent: assistant coach Mike Kearns.

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.