Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Ross McConnell


Induction Award:

Ross, since his late teens, has been involved in coaching, refereeing and administration of hockey and baseball.  He is on the Board of Directors of the International Silver Stick Committee; won the International “Year of the Volunteer” Award in 2001; coached fastball, minor and junior hockey, coached championship teams in Georgian Bay, Silver Stick Regional and International Championships and two championships with the Midland Junior “C” team.

Member Details:

Category:   Builder
Year of Induction:  2014
Sports:  Hockey & Baseball
Nominator:   Mrs. Ross McConnell (Bobbi)
Date/Place of Birth:   June 5, 1957/Flos Township/Elmvale, Ontario

Highlights:

1979  Level 4 National Coaches Certification Program...more highlights.   ...more highlights

Narrative/Anecdotes:

While Ross McConnell is best known as the coach of the 1984-85 Stoneleigh Centennials Junior C hockey team that made it to the Ontario finals.   ...more narrative

Quotes:

Only 25, McConnell wasn't much older than some of his players. In 1985   ...more quotes

Media/Memorabilia:

Click on the Gallery Linkk below to view Photos of some of the many winning  teams that Ross coached over the years.  As well,  certificates are shown of his Induction into the Midland Hall of Fame  in both the Team and Builder categories.
  ... Photo Gallery

Links:

Builder: Midland Sports Hall of Fame 2008
Team:  Midland Sports Hall of Fame 2008

Acknowledgement:

Springwater Sports Heritage would like to express its appreciation for the significant contribution made by Bobbi McConnell, The Midland Sports Hall of Fame as well as SSH volunteers for their research, collection and collation of information.

 

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Ceremony Video: