Madeleine ‘Maddy’ Tannahill – Nominated by PSHOF,
Maddy’s golfing success started in 1966 at the Ashburn Country Club in Halifax where she qualified for the tourney. From 1968 to 1979, she competed in the Ontario Open. Her best finish was fifth at the Cataraqui Country Club in Kingston where she played the final round with Marlene Streit who was in the process of winning her 11th Ontario Amateur title.
Maddy played in many Canadian Ladies Golf Cham¬pionships beginning in the 1970 Canadian Open at the Oakdale Country Club in Toronto and then in 1974 in Winnipeg. She competed in Ontario Match Play four times.
Maddy won the Aida MacKenzie Memorial Tournament in 1975 at Rosedale Golf Club, shooting a 75 to beat out Marlene Streit. Two years later, she placed second by a stroke to Gail Harvey Moore in the same tournament.
Maddy also held a CPGA Certificate as a teaching pro and was a member of the prestigious Toronto Ladies Club from 1973 to 1974. She would win the Midland Ladies Club Championship ten times.
Gilbert ‘Gil’ Robillard - Nominated by PSHOF,
With a love of horses and racing, 16-year-old Gil left town in 1940 to work as a stable hand at Woodbine Race Track in Toronto. Six years later, he realized his dream of becoming a jockey. In the early 1950s, he rode exclusively for the E.P Taylor Stables and his greatest accomplishment was in 1952 when he rode Epigram to victory at the Queen's Plate. The winner received $15,000!
During his seven year racing career, he rode in over 1800 races, winning 249 times. He placed second over 200 times and third over 300 times which put him in the money for an amazing 45 percent of his races. For nine years after his retirement, Gil worked as an official with the Ontario Jockey Club.
James “Jimmy” 0'Hearn – Nominated by PSHOF,
Jim started his hockey career in 1937-38 when he played Junior B for Penetanguishene under the legendary coach, Jim Hancock. Moving up to the Midland Intermediates of the Ontario Hockey Association in 1940-41, he won the league's Most Valuable Player Award and was invited to join the Sudbury Wolves who represented Canada that year in world hockey.
After returning from the war, Jim played for the local Penetanguishene Canadians Intermediate B team, which was coached by former professional, Ty Arbour. In 1946-47, he toiled with the Hamilton Pats of the OHA Senior A helping them to the divisional semi-finals. Jim then joined the Ottawa Senators of the QSHL in '47-'48, the Lachine Rapids of the QPHL and in 1949-50, the Aurora Indians of the OHA Senior B League.
Retiring, he coached the Gropp Motors Jr. C club in 1964-65 and led them to the Georgian Bay Championship and the Ontario semi-finals. The next year, he took his team to a first place finish before succumbing to the eventual Ontario titlists, Parry Sound.
Stan LeClair – nominated by PSHOF,
Stan became involved in Penetang minor hockey in 1958 when he took over as bantam coach and took his team to the Ontario finals only to lose out in overtime. The next year, his bantam team won the championship in overtime coming from behind 3-0 with ten minutes left to go.
In 1962-63, he took his bantams to the Georgian Bay B Championship and was also General Manager of Penetang Minor Hockey. In 1963, he was named Penetanguishene's 'Mr. Hockey'.
In 1976, he coached the bantams to the Silver Stick Regional Championship and the Wasaga Beach Tournament Consolation. In 1977, Stan's bantams won the Wasaga Beach Grand Championship.
He returned to coach off and on until the 1990’s and held many positions in hockey including coach, manager, general manager, president and referee-in-chief, also holding a Level Three referee's certificate.