• HometownRivers, MB
  • Inducted2012

In the six-year span from 1964 through 1969, the Rivers Comets won the South Central League championship five times. In the other year, they lost in the finals. In 1969 they went undefeated in all South Central League games, both regular season and playoff. Their perennial opponents in their league came from Boissevain, Elgin, Glenboro, Oak River, Treesbank, and Brandon. At tournaments, they played league teams, and many others as well, and won more than their share of games. In 1967 they won the silver medal at the Western Canadian championship tournament at Govan, Saskatchewan. The coaching staff included Wes Walker, Reid Spearin, Doug Stinson, and Call Allan.


Back Row L-R: Wes Walker (coach), Neil Reeves, Wayne Kaplar, Nere Hache, Carl Cunningham, Cam White, Hugh Richards, Wilf Taylor, Jim Madder

Front Row L-R: Larry McCulloch, Dennis Wiebe, Ed Weymouth, Ron Thomas, Mel Harvey, Scott Wareham, Art Birch

Missing: Darryl Brandon, Ed Collinson, Cal Allan, Doug Stinson, Larnold Brandon, John Russell, Bill Whitton, Rick Nicholson, Bob Lees, Rod Graham, Jim McCulloch, Bob Whatham, Reid Spearin, Dennis Basso, Harry Anderson, Dan Hansen, Harold Kawolsky, Bill Smith, Jim Smith, Don Pompana

Missing Exec.: Fred Taylor (President), Roy Kerry (Sec./Treas.), Ross Forbes (Stats), Chuck Wood (Executive), Wayne Wareham (Sec./Treas.)