Brian McReynolds – Nominated by Tim Mason,
Brian played minor hockey in town before playing with the 1983-84 OHA Jr “C” Champions Penetang Kings. The next season, he joined the Orillia Travelways of the Ontario Junior Hockey League as they won the Centennial Cup. In the 1985 NHL Amateur Draft, he was chosen by the NHL New York Rangers before joining the Michigan State University Spartans of the NCAA as they captured the 1985-86 Championship.
In 1988-89, Brian played for the Canadian National Team under the tutelage of the legendary coach Dave King. He then joined the NHL Winnipeg Jets and their affiliate team, the Moncton Hawks of the AHL. He played next with the AHL Binghampton Rangers as the team set an AHL record with 57 wins.
In 1993-94, he played with Wayne Gretzky and the NHL Los Angeles Kings and got a memorable assist on #99’s 802nd goal. Next stop was with the IHL Phoenix Roadrunners and the Atlanta Knights.
He played in Sweden in 1995 and then in the German pro league with Ratingen Lowen, the Star Bolls Rosenheim and Kolner Haie teams. He retired from pro hockey after the 1998-99 season.
1989 Performance Sports – Nominated by Jamie Robillard,
In the 1989 Penetanguishene-Midland Men’s Ball Hockey League season, the team had dominated, winning their second consecutive league championship and garnishing many individual league awards. With that local title came the right to represent the league at the provincial AA Championships, held coincidentally on home turf at the Penetanguishene Memorial Community Center.
The Performance team went on to post a perfect 3-0 record in the 16-team tournament, coming from behind to defeat Mississauga 7-4 in the semi-final. In the championship game against Georgetown, the team again fell behind 5-3 but a strong last period saw them vault back relentlessly to win the provincial championship 10-5 before a boisterous and delirious hometown crowd.
Team members included: Mac Spears, Marlon Gieseler, Daryl Belcourt, John Walter, Pat Marchand, Archie Meredis, Ray Hook, Brian Forget, Kevin Belcourt, Paul Duval, Rick Rever, Ray Flaherty, Al Copegog, Chris Lemieux, Terry King and Coach and Manager Terry Carruthers,