Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Stanley Ritchie


Induction Award:

For five decades Stan owned the blue line and consistently applied his athletic ability and unwavering strength of character for numerous hockey teams.  As a tough defenseman Stan was a “force to be reckoned with”.  In 1953-54 at 18 with the Midland Red Wings and coach Roy Conacher of NHL fame he won the OHA Junior “C” Championship and a tryout with the Toronto Marlboros.  For the next two decades he played outstanding Senior “A” hockey with Collingwood Shipbuilders and Barrie 7-Ups before returning home to Elmvale for Intermediate and Oldtimers hockey.  During the hockey offseason he excelled at regional fastball.

Member Details:

Name:  Stanley Thomas Alexander RITCHIE
Category:  Athlete
Year of Induction: 2016
Sport(s):  Hockey and Fastball
Nominator:  Denise Ritchie-McLean
Date/Place of Birth:  January 29, 1934, Elmvale ON– Born at home
Raised in Elmvale ON

Highlights:

1950`s played for the Elmvale Harvesters - won the Championship ...more highlights

Narrative:

Stan Ritchie also played fastball but is known more for his hockey ...more narrative

Anecdotes:

Stan was known for his hard work, clean play.  ...more anecdotes

Quotes:

Stan Ritchie the pride and joy of Elmvale ...more quotes

Media:

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Acknowledgement:

Springwater Sports Heritage would like to express its appreciation for the contributions by Denise Ritchie-McLean and Mike Townes

 

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