Laurie Gregan was a well-known Maritime sports figure in the 1960’s and 70’s.  A naturally -gifted athletic, he will be long-remembered by teammates, opponents and fans for his engaging, charismatic personality. Laurie was a big, smooth-skating defenseman with a booming shot and an uncanny ability to move the puck to an open teammate.  His very…

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Frank “Red” Synott was born in Chatham on December 28, 1891. He played hockey for the Chatham Ironmen from 1910 to 1914 in the NB Senior Hockey league. He then moved to Boston and continued his hockey career in that area, playing in the United States National Hockey League. In 1920, Frank, along with three…

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Dax MacLean was a talented and gifted scorer who excelled at every level of hockey he played. Throughout his minor career in Chatham, he was a perennial all-star who was always at or near the top in scoring, leading Chatham to a Provincial Atom Championship in 1989.In 1991 he led the “AAA” Midget Rivermen to…

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Paul MacLean was one of the most well-known and respected leaders in the Miramichi sports scene. His enthusiastic, dedicated service to the Chatham Recreation Council spanned five decades. From 1972-87 he was a coach with the Bantam “AAA”s, winning a number of provincial titles, as well as Silver and Bronze Medals at the Purolator Cup.…

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Robert Stewart’s distinguished coaching career spanned more than twenty years. It began in 1980 when Robert, a teacher at MVHS, took on the coaching reins of the Pulamoo baseball team. He guided this team for 14 years, winning an impressive 4 provincial “AAA” titles. He became involved with the Newcastle Minor Baseball executive in the…

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An outstanding baseball and hockey player in his youth, but recognized especially for a legendary coaching career in baseball and hockey with Tommies’ High School teams and the Chatham Senior Ironmen.

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Bob and Doug Chase are identical twins who excelled in both hockey and baseball.  Their hockey skills complimented one another, as Doug was a smooth, playmaking center, while Bob was a hard-nosed power forward. Together, in 1968, they led the Newcastle Bantams to a Provincial championship while also members of the team that captured the…

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One of Chatham’s legendary hockey stars from the depression and war years, famous for his skating and stickhandling skills, and for his scoring prowess.

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Residents of Chatham, New Brunswick, Anthony Veno (b.1889), Stanley Veno (b.1891), Wilfred Veno (b.1894) and Arthur Veno (b.1896) were a constant presence with Chatham teams engaged in the sports of hockey,  baseball, basketball or rugby for 25 consecutive years after 1910. Anthony, nicknamed “Ant”, played all his sports on the Miramichi.  He  excelled in baseball…

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Ron Hardy has had an outstanding athletic career, having achieved national championships in both hockey, with the 1987 Miramichi Gagnon Packers, and baseball, with the 1995 Chatham Ironmen. His baseball career, which spanned more than thirty years, was highlighted by five provincial titles, selection to the All-Star team at the 1995 national tournament, an invitation…

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