Year of Induction: 2023
John McAloon was born in Stanley, NB in 1927. His first venture into organized hockey came when he moved to St. Thomas College in Chatham.
He lettered in both hockey at football during his years at STU and was only one of a few athletes in STU’s history to play at the university level while still in high school. He played a record six years. His fast-paced game enabled him regularly lead his team in scoring. In the 1949 50 season he had 50 points in 18 games to lead the highly competitive North Shore Hockey League in scoring, prompting classmates to label him “Mr. Hockey.” He was inducted into the STU Tommies Wall of Fame in 2010.
After graduation, he moved to Bathurst, where he was the fourth-leading scorer for the Papermakers who captured the North Shore title.
John had a long and illustrious career for the Papermakers. He was one of the shiftiest players in the league and was known for his prolific scoring and stifling ability to kill penalties. One newspaper account describes how he “had the crowd on their feet for almost a minute as he tied up opposing forwards with his fancy skating and expert stickhandling.”
A very successful and astute businessman in Bathurst, he moved to Fredericton in 1986 where he currently resides. We welcome John as a valued member of the Wall of Fame.