2005-06 PENETANG JR. C KINGS
- Team, nominated by Larry Cowan
On their way to capturing the provincial crown in the first of two consecutive years, this powerful version of the Kings showed their dominance by losing only one of their league playoff games in three series before defeating Kincardine, Port Perry and Essex en route to capturing the Ontario Schmaltz Cup. Team members were: Dan Earles, Evan Cole, Bradyn Parent, David Jarick, Brett Moreau, Adam Heskamp, Shayne Wright, Alex Kesheshian, Chris Tulipano, Kevin Imhoff, Kyle
Horzempa, Jeff Murray, Jamie McGowan, Ryan Lefaive, Aaron Duval, Lenny Robillard, Kyle Guthrie, Jeff Lees, Lorne Tessier, Kelly Loughran, Marc Duquette and Wayne Prusky. Team officials were GM Larry Cowan
and Head Coach Wes Parent.
- Builder, nominated by Anita Dubeau
born and raised in Penetanguishene, Tim’s love of service to his town was best exemplified when he served with the Penetanguishene Minor Hockey Association from 1986 and 2002 at various positions on the executive as well as coach, trainer and manager with numerous teams, for which he would receive numerous awards. He started volunteering in ball hockey in 1995 as a coach but would
serve as a referee and executive level within the Penetang-Midland Ball Hockey Association as well as provincial and national level. He would be awarded the OBHA Coach of the Year in 2001, the Steve Rumsey Volunteer Award in 2008, and the President’s Award of Excellence in 2011. He continues his integral and unwavering involvement to ball hockey to this day.
L. “WAXY” GREGOIRE
– Builder, nominated by Greg St.Amant & Bert Mason
Builder, nominated by Greg St.Amant & Bert Mason – Born in
Penetanguishene, and known as a great athlete in his youth, “Waxy” Gregoire transformed his love of sport and the town into becoming one of the strongest advocates of the town’s rich sporting history. Over the last two decades, he has been instrumental in the success of the Penetanguishene Sports Hall of Fame serving on the board as its secretary and greatest advocate. A researcher without equal, Waxy has written books on Penetanguishene hockey stars Bert Corbeau and the McNamara brothers—George, Harold and Howard and is presently working on a book on the Penetang Kings. He co-authored books on NHL stars Pierre Pilote and Red Kelly, of which “The Red Kelly Story” won the 2016 Ontario Speaker’s Book Award.
- Builder, nominated by Larry Banks
Builder, nominated by Larry Banks – Born in Kirkland Lake, Gary moved to Penetanguishene in 1964 and would become known as “Mr. Reliable.” His love of sport and hockey in particularly would serve his town well. He was on the minor hockey executive for 15 years as President, Head Coach, Head Referee and Winterama Tournament Chairman. He was coach, trainer, manager for innumerable teams, but especially coached goaltenders on many teams at every level often simultaneously during many seasons. He would be justly rewarded by
minor hockey with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He also simultaneously joined the Penetang Jr C Kings’ organization on its executive in 1987 and served as the team’s President, and various executive positions for almost 30 years.
- Athlete, nominated by Joseph Maurice
Born and raised in nearby Midland, it is safe to say that Douglas Rourke fell in love with rowing at the age of 14 when he joined the Georgian Bay Rowing Club. His love of the sport continued while attending the University of Ottawa and when he moved to Penetanguishene in 2000, he continued to not only excel at rowing but also coached hundreds of local rowers and students at area high school
Ecole LeCaron, PSS, MSS and Saint Theresa’s. His personal rowing achievements, too numerous to list, are best exemplified in 2018 when he won 5 gold medals—World’s Masters Men’s X4 and mixed X8, Royal Canadian Hendley Men’s X8, Ontario Men’s X4 and Mixed X8. He also won Gold medals in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013 and 1995.