Brian Pilon – Nominated by Jerry Murphy,
Brian Pilon would garner seven minor hockey MVP awards. In 1975, he led his Penetanguishene Midget team to the North American International Silver Stick Midget Championship in Sarnia where he was chosen to the tournament All-Star team.
In 1975-76, he made the Tier II Junior A Nationals of the Metro Toronto Junior Hockey League. The next year saw Brian move up and join the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey Association Major Jr. ‘A’ league. On the ice, duties this season included some difficult checking assignments, especially when against the power line of the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds and their much-touted centre, Wayne Gretzky.
In the second year, fate intervened as he suffered a separated shoulder and was bumped from the line-up. He returned home and played for the hometown Kings. He next attended Lakehead University where he won the Nor’Wester Hockey Athletic Award.
Vince Moreau - Nominated by PSHOF,
Vince Moreau developed an early love of sports and had always been actively involved either as a participant, organizer, executive or spectator. He played on the Penetanguishene juveniles in 1941-42 when they captured the All-Ontario Championship. From 1947 through to 1950, he was a member of the Spencer Foundry Rangers Intermediates.
He was an avid and talented baseball player, curler and golfer where he often represented the Legion at local playdowns. From 1964 to 1966, he was on the executive of the Penetanguishene Junior "C" hockey club. As Mayor, he spearheaded the drive to build our present curling facility located on the waterfront in 1975.
Vince was the catalyst for the creation of the Penetanguishene Sports Hall of Fame, having chaired the committee at its inception in 1987. During his eight year tenure, he organized and MC’d the Induction Dinner and Ceremonies. In 1995, he retired as chairman and Charter member.
Max Cowan - Nominated by Shawn Stewart,
Max’s long involvement in minor hockey began in 1968 when he became manager of the Novice Rep team. In the 1974-75 season, Max was the Manager of the Midget Rep team that captured the Silver Stick Championship in Sarnia.
In 1975-76, Max, along with Head Coach Peter Dubeau, decided to revitalize a Rep Juvenile hockey team to provide more hockey for those boys who were now over-aged midgets. In 1977-78, he and Peter Dubeau were instrumental in bringing Jr. "C" hockey back to Penetanguishene after a successful presentation was made to the O.H.A. in Bradford during the summer of 1977.
Max was the Kings’ first President and then the team’s Equipment Manager, a position he held off and on until his retirement at the end of the 1996-97 hockey season.