ATHLETE LEGEND

Hind, Brian

1947 –

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SPORT | Hockey

YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2017

Action Athlete

Brian was born in Chatham in 1947, attended elementary school in Dover Township and attended John McGregor S.S. where he competed in football, basketball, volleyball, golf, track, cross-country and badminton. He was a two-time Athlete of the Year at JMSS. He went on to play junior hockey for the Maroons and Wallaceburg Hornets. He earned a hockey scholarship at St. Lawrence University and for eleven seasons after university, played for several intermediate and senior teams in Southern Ontario. Wherever he played he was a leader on and off the ice as evidence by his being named captain on many of the teams where he played.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Early Years​

1963 – 1964, at 15 years of age Brian made the Jr. Maroons and was named Rookie of the Year as team won the Border Cities League that year

1964 – 1965 – won the juvenile league scoring title and also spent time with the Jr. Maroons

1965 – 1966 – played junior for the Wallaceburg Hornets – led the team in scoring and made the all-star team

1966 – 1967 – played his last year of junior hockey for the Jr. Maroons – was second in team scoring, was chosen league most sportsmanlike player and again was an all-star



University – 1967 – 1968 to 1970 – 1971

Earned a hockey scholarship to Division 1 St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York which played in the East Coast Athletic Conference – freshmen were ineligible to play – as a sophomore, led his team in scoring with 35 points – 11 goals and 24 assists in 24 games – as a junior, tied for the lead in scoring with 36 points – 15 goals and 21 assists in 26 games – was named team Most Valuable Player – as a senior, had 33 points – 21 goals and 12 assists in 24 games – was named team MVP again

Graduated with a BA majoring in Economics



Senior Hockey – 1971 – 1983

after graduation, returned to Chatham and in first year back led two local men’s hockey leagues in scoring – for the next eleven years, played either senior or intermediate hockey and excelled wherever he played – played for Bothwell Barons, London Kings, Petrolia Squires, Dresden Lumberkings and Chatham Maroons.

1973 – 1974 – with the Sr. “B” Bothwell Barons led league in scoring with 32 goals, 44 assists, 76 points and had only 6 minutes in penalties

1975 – 1976 – played for the Intermediate “C” Dresden Lumberkings who won their league title but lost to Tweed in the Ontario final in game seven – led league in scoring with 36 goals, 44 assists, 80 points and only 6 minutes in penalties

1977 – 1978 with the Sr. “A” Petrolia Squires led league in scoring

1982 – 1983, playing again for Dresden they won the Ontario Intermediate “C” Championship – was Brian’s last year of competitive hockey



Awards & Recognitions

1980 – received an award for being the first player to score 500 points in the Continental Hockey League (CHL) which was one of the top senior leagues in Canada competing annually for the Allan Cup

1983 – retired from competitive hockey as the all-time leading scorer in CHL history

2011– was inducted into the Dresden Sports Hall of Fame in the Male Athlete category



After Retirement

Brian has played oldtimer hockey and slow-pitch with teams across southwestern Ontario. His Windsor hockey teams of 2003 and 2005 won provincial championships in the Canadian Adult Hockey Recreation Association and his slow-pitch team from Windsor won the Canadian Masters Championship in 2004. In 2017 at age 70, Brian lives in Petrolia and is still playing slow-pitch and oldtimer hockey.