Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Thomas VanNatter

Induction Award

Throughout his successful hockey career Tom exhibited exceptional athleticism and team play. With Elmvale Minor Hockey he was; International Silver Stick Champion, Georgian Bay League scoring Champion and Ontario Minor Hockey Showdown Champion. At only fifteen he began his Junior hockey and ascended to the OHL. During his two years playing Junior “A” he was a Centennial Cup Finalist and Champion and was elected to the First All Star team. At York University he won three consecutive Ontario University Championships and qualified for the National Championships. In his third year he won the National University Championship. During the next decade Tom coached Barrie Minor Hockey

Member Details

Category:  Athletes
Induction Year:  2018
Sport: Hockey
Nominator: Glen Ritchie
Date of Birth: March 9, 1964
Place of Birth: Barrie ON
Residence: Springwater


1970-1979  - Elmvale Minor Hockey  (Silver Stick Champions 1977) ...more highlights


Tom was born in Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie and raised on Houden Street in Elmvale ...more narrative


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Springwater Sports Heritage would like to express its gratitude to Tom VanNatter and Darrin Robertson for their work in preparing and coordinating the material for the website.


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