Category: 1980 – 1989

JACK “DUTCH” WHEELER

The hockey career of the colourful Dutch Wheeler covers a quarter of a century and his natural ability can be compared with any of the great players spawned in his ” hockey hot bed” that is Collingwood. Learning to skate…

ROBERT “BOB” STOREY

Known as “Mr. Bobsleigh” in Canada, Bob Storey was involved in the Olympics for 45+ years as an athlete, official and volunteer. In the 1960’s, he was a young competitor that trained on rollerblade wheels given Canada’s lack of any…

CLARENCE “RUSTY” BUTTERS

Rusty Butters was another rugged East Enders who learned his basic hockey on Legatt’s Mill Pond. His hockey career spanned almost two decades but his long athletic career was not confined to the winter pastime. Rusty was an exceptionally good…

SADIE HOUGHTON

The Blue Mountain Figure Skating Club has been on of the main attractions in the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena for the past 35 years (as of 1986), and the person almost totally responsible for its foundation was the late Sadie…

MARCELLA PLATER KEITH

Marcella Keith was inducted into the Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame in July, l984 through her exploits in Track & Field and Alpine Skiing. Marcella was a recognized Track and Field Champion in 1946, 1947 & 1948 at meets in Kitchener-Waterloo, Owen…

GRETA McGILLIVRAY

Skiing became part of Greta Jepsen’s life five years after she was born in the Caledon Hills and she followed the snow trails in competition and for pleasure for forty-five years. A member of an athletic family, (her father, the…

PAULINE PIITZ

Pauline Piitz began skating on outdoor rinks in this area in the mid 1940’s, eventually joining the Blue Mountain Figure Skating Club when the new Collingwood Arena was completed in 1947. Pauline worked tirelessly with younger children at the club,…

MARIE & KATHY ROBINSON

The skiing careers of the sisters Marie and Kathy Robinson ran parallel to the point where we saw fit enter them in the Sports Hall of Fame together as near twins. They are not twins; Marie is one year older…

DON WESTBROOKE

This hockey player joins his goaltending father, the late Reg. Westbrooke, in the Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame. Don came up through the local minor system and went on to play Junior “B”, Intermediate, and Senior.  He also played professional…

JIM TROTT

Minor Hockey in Collingwood has gained much from the dedicated work of Jim. Outside of the community, the Ontario Minor Hockey system has also gained because of this dedication. Jim was a member of the OMHA Executive Committee, from 1953…