Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Elmer McFadden

Induction Award:

Elmer McFadden has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the development of hockey for the youth of the province of Ontario. He initiated House Leagues in areas where he worked and co-formed the Woodbridge Minor Hockey Association.  Over the years, Elmer worked tirelessly as a convener to organize and oversee schedules, rules, referees and tournaments.  Sixteen years were spent as an Executive member and two years as President of the OMHA.  On occasions, Elmer acted as a liaison accompanying rep teams on their international tournament tours. In recognition of his contribution, Elmer was elected as a Life Member of the OMHA: the largest Minor Hockey Association in the World.


Category:  Builder
Year of Induction:  2016
Sport:  Hockey
Nominator:  Anne Ververs
Date/Place of Birth:  Aug. 8, 1929
Raised in  Flos Township


     ♦       Elmer was instrumental in starting Hockey House League....  ...more highlights


I played on the first Bantam team Elmvale had ...more narrative

Anecdotes and Quotes:

Anne Ververs, Elmer’s daughter, describes the many evening ...more anecdotes


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     ♦  Ontario Minor Hockey Association


Springwater Sports Heritage would like to express its appreciation for the contributions made by George Allen for information from his book Chapters, The Sports Stories” and by Anne Ververs for her Nomination resources


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