2014 Inductees

Charlie Pyle

Donnie MacAulay

George Hughes

Billy Burns

Gary McDonald

1946 NW Strands Hockey

1967 Scotchtown Ten Pennies

1971,74,75 Scotchtown Raiders

Willie Cormier - Special Recognition Award

Donnie Blackwood -Special Recognition Award

CHARLIE PYLE

ATHLETE: BASEBALL, HOCKEY, BOXING, RUGBY, TRACK

Charlie Pyle was a tremendous New Waterford athlete who excelled in baseball, hockey, boxing, rugby and track and field. He set numerous track and field records while in the armed services. Charlie also played in the famous Halifax and District Baseball League. He was also a member of the New Waterford Strands, winners of the Cape Breton Senior Hockey Championship in 1946, defeating the famed Sydney Millionaires in the final game before 4,000 fans at the Sydney Forum. This game, which New Waterford won by a score of 5 to 4, took an extra 96 minutes of overtime to settle, marking it as the longest game in Canadian amateur hockey history to that point. The YouTube link to Charlie's induction into the New Waterford and District Hall of Fame is listed below:

DONNIE MACAULAY

ATHLETE: BASKETBALL, FASTBALL, TRACK & FIELD

Don MacAulay was one of New Waterford's finest natural athletes. While at Central High School, Donnie starred in Track and Field, Soccer and Basketball. He held the provincial high school record in discus and was a member of the 1961 Canadian Juvenile Championship Team. As a high scoring forward who featured a deadly bank shot, Donnie was a key member of the New Waterford Strands, winners of numerous Maritime intermediate Championships. He is fondly remembered for his clutch performance in the championship series leading to the Maritime Senior Basketball Championship for the Strands in 1970. Donnie was also an outstanding Fastball player and was a key member of the Scotchtown Raiders winners of several Maritime Championships.Watch the YouTube video of Donnie's induction into the New Waterford and District Sports Hall of Fame by clicking the link below.

GEORGE HUGHES

ATHLETE: BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, FASTBALL, SOCCER

George Hughes was a great all around athlete excelling in soccer, basketball,fastball and baseball. He was a member of the Central High Juvenile Basketball Team winners of the Canadian Championship in 1961. George was a member of the New Waterford Giants team that won the Maritime Senior Baseball Championship in 1965.

The starry middle infielder and pitcher was also a member of Nova Scotia's Provincial Baseball team at the national Championships. George also won the batting title of the Mainland Fastball League while performing for the Halifax Keith's. George was an outstanding collegiate basketball player at Dalhousie University. He holds several Dal scoring records and was a member of the Canadian National Basketball Team in 1969.Watch the YouTube video of George's induction into the New Waterford and District Sports Hall of Fame by clicking the link below.

Billy Burns was a star performer in baseball,basketball,soccer and golf. As a baseball player, Billy was a standout with minor teams in New Waterford and was a member of two Nova Scotia Juvenile Championship teams. Billy finished out his baseball career as and outstanding catcher with the Sydney Sooners of the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League. As a versatile hard nosed guard, Billy was the Captain and key member of the Dalhousie Tigers in the mid-seventies. He concluded his basketball career at UCCB winning the Athlete of the Year and leading the basketball squad to the provincial championship. Billy was also an outstanding golfer winning several local and provincial tiles and is considered by many as the best golfer to come out of New Waterford.Watch the YouTube video of Billy's induction into the New Waterford and District Sports Hall of Fame by clicking the link below.

BILLY BURNS

ATHLETE: BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, GOLF

GARY MCDONALD

ATHLETE-BUILDER: BASEBALL, BASKETBALL,FASTBALL

SOCCER, RECREATION

Gary McDonald was a great all around athlete excelling in soccer, basketball,fastball and baseball. He was a member of three Nova Scotia Championships while at Mt. Carmel High, two in soccer and one in basketball. Gary starred in basketball and soccer at Xavier college and was a key member of the NS College Basketball Championship team in 1969. Gary also played several seasons with the powerful, New Waterford Strands basketball team. Gary was a outstanding baseball player winning championships with the Sydney Steel Kings and the Sydney Sooners. As a hard hitting,slick fielding shortstop, Gary reached all star status in the NS Senior League.

He was also the starting shortstop with the Sydney Steel Kings when they won a silver medal at the Canadian Senior Baseball Championships in Saskatchewan in 1974. Gary was also a member of the New Waterford Hi Fi Hawks winners of the 1976 NS Intermediate Fastball Championship.Watch the YouTube video of Gary's induction into the New Waterford and District Sports Hall of Fame by clicking the link below.


1946 STRANDS HOCKEY

1946 Strands Hockey Team was New Waterford's most successful hockey team.The Strands were winners of the Cape Breton Senior Hockey Championship in 1946, defeating the famed Sydney Millionaires in the final game before 4,000 fans at the Sydney Forum. This game, which New Waterford won by a score of 5 to 4, took an extra 96 minutes of overtime to settle, marking it as the longest game in Canadian amateur hockey history to that point. The Strands were successful despite being the only team in the league without an indoor rink.Watch the YouTube video of The team's induction into the New Waterford and District Sports Hall of Fame by clicking the link below.


1967 SCOTCHTOWN TEN PENNIES

1971,1974,1975

The Scotchtown Raiders and their predecessors, the Ten Pennies were a dominant force in Provincial Fastball circles in the late sixties and early seventies. The teams were Maritime Champions on four occasions.Watch the YouTube video of the team's induction into the New Waterford and District Sports Hall of Fame by clicking the link below.


DONNIE BLACKWOOD

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD : ATHLETE & SPORTS ORGANIZER & POMOTER

Donnie Blackwood is one of New Waterford's most well known sports supporters.Donnie had an outstanding Junior Baseball Career leading his team to a Nova Scotia Junior Title as a pitcher. Donnie was a founding member of the New Waterford Coal Bowl Classic and was a moving force behind the establishment of the New Waterford & District Sports Hall of Fame. Donnie was a tremendous community leader during his time in New Waterford, and was a valued member of the Rotary Club. Mr. Blackwood was also a very capable Emcee, overseeing many functions in town including the first three Hall of Fame induction dinners. Donnie and his wife Muriel now reside in Halifax,surrounded by their three daughters and their families. Click on the link below to watch the YouTube video of the presentation of the Special Recognition Award to Donnie.

WILLIE COORMIER

NEW WATERFORD'S # 1 SPORTS PERSONALITY

Willie Cormier is one of New Waterford's most well known sports fans. Willie's outgoing personality and his witty expressions endeared him to New Waterford residents. Willie was presented with a Special Recognition Award at the 2016 Banquet.

Click on the YouTube link below to watch the presentation to Willie.