Stanley Ritchie (athlete) | Springwater Sports Heritage Hall Of Fame

Stanley Ritchie (athlete)

Induction Award:

For five decades Stan owned the blue line and consistently applied his athletic ability and unwavering strength of character for numerous hockey teams.  As a tough defenseman Stan was a “force to be reckoned with”.  In 1953-54 at 18 with the Midland Red Wings and coach Roy Conacher of NHL fame he won the OHA Junior “C” Championship and a tryout with the Toronto Marlboros.  For the next two decades he played outstanding Senior “A” hockey with Collingwood Shipbuilders and Barrie 7-Ups before returning home to Elmvale for Intermediate and Oldtimers hockey.  During the hockey offseason he excelled at regional fastball.

Member Details:

Name:  Stanley Thomas Alexander RITCHIE
Category:  Athlete
Year of Induction: 2016
Sport(s):  Hockey and Fastball
Nominator:  Denise Ritchie-McLean
Date/Place of Birth:  January 29, 1934, Elmvale ON– Born at home
Raised in Elmvale ON


1950`s played for the Elmvale Harvesters - won the Championship ...more highlights


Stan Ritchie also played fastball but is known more for his hockey ...more narrative


Stan was known for his hard work, clean play.  ...more anecdotes


Stan Ritchie the pride and joy of Elmvale ...more quotes


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Springwater Sports Heritage would like to express its appreciation for the contributions by Denise Ritchie-McLean and Mike Townes


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