Ken Nicol was an outstanding shortstop in the late 40s and early 50s with the Orioles Juniors, Rosedales, ANAF Vets, Transcona, Trail (B.C.) Smoke Eaters. Nicol later became playing coach for the St. Boniface Native Sons and Fort Whyte tournament team. In one game Ken tripled twice against Negro great Chet Brewer to win Saskatoon tournament, and in another he homered against House of David. Excelled in fastball, soccer, basketball as well as baseball.