Saturday 23 January 2010

BIG day for St. Thomas Tommies hockey

It is hockey day on the campus of St. Thomas University. Three games are on tap today starting at noon hour.

12 PM - Alumni game pitting former Tommies against one another in the Green and Gold Alumni challenge.

2 PM - The Ladies take on first place St.-FX. This game is scheduled to be broadcast on CHSR.

5 PM - Formal inductions to the STU Tommies Wall of Fame will take place at the Forest Hill Conference Centre. Take a few minutes and read this article by Bill Hunt. An excellent piece on Brian Jones - a member of the 1961 hockey Tommies MIAU championship team - and also a list of all the inductees.
The other inductees include George, the 78-year-old Fredericton native who led the Tommies to three consecutive New Brunswick Canadian Rugby Football Union championships in the mid 1950s; McAloon, a Stanley native who lettered in both hockey and football while playing a record six years for the Tommies - he played at the university level while still in high school - along with McKee, who was a football and hockey star at STU and went on to become one of the "Flying Fathers"; Mills, a multi-sport star in the 1950s with the Tommies; Toner, lauded as a legendary coach and mentor to a generation of athletes and a recipient of the Order of Canada; and Washburn, the athletic director at the school for 30 years, from 1969 until his retirement in 1999.
7 PM - Puck drop on the 16th annual Lou Chabot Memorial Game.

Hoping everyone can make it out to these events. It's a Great Day to be a Tommie! GO TOMMIES!!

1 comment:

  1. Barry Collrin,B.A. 68Tue Jan 26, 09:49:00 am GMT-4

    Great choices for the 1st STU Wall of Fame,I did work closely with A/D LeRoy Washburn and have great admiration for his contributions to STU atheletics,I wasn't a student at STU in 1961 but was already a STU hockey attendee as I had friends who had introduced me to that great brand of hockey;Congratulations to all.