April 30, 2017
Birth: December 11, 1944
Home Town: London, ON
Inducted as: Athlete
Inducted for: Hockey, Softball
Inducted in: 2010
Charlie first came to notice in 1960-61 with Kingston's OMHA midget hockey champions; from 1961 to 1965, he starred for the Kingston junior B Frontenac 1963-64 Eastern Ontario champions. Perhaps best known as a member of the Kingston Aces (1966-72), Charlie was team captain in 1971-72 as well as its all-time leading scorer and penalty minute's leader. The Aces were 1967 OHA senior A champions and 1968 Spengler Cup Silver Medalists during Charlie's years with the team. He was a first team OHA All-Star in 1969.
When the Aces folded, Charlie continued playing senior A hockey as captain of the Belleville Screaming Eagles (1973-74), captain of the Napanee Comets (1974-76), and with the Whitby Warriors (1979-80), Charlie finished his competitive career as captain and MVP of the Verona Merchants, the 1979-80 OHA senior B champions. Playing old-timers hockey for more than twenty years, Charlie was a member of the Kingston Greenwood; the 1982 World's A division old-timers' champions.
Charlie also enjoyed a stellar twenty-year softball career that included seven city and area championship teams and two playoff MVP awards.
In 1986, the International Hockey Hall of Fame recognized Charlie for his contribution to hockey in Kingston.