Niagara-on-the-Lake Sports Wall of Fame


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  • Ted Greves
    ImageText       "After gaining All American status in lacrosse at the Ithaca College, Ted continued to excel for such notable teams as Toronto Northstars, Brantford Warriors, Owen Sound Northstars and Mann Cup Champions, Brampton Excelsiors. His superlative Sr. A and B career was interrupted by a year of professional football in 1974 ...
    ImageText     "After gaining All American status in lacrosse at the Ithaca College, Ted continued to excel for such notable teams as Toronto Northstars, Brantford Warriors, Owen Sound Northstars and Mann Cup ...
  • Susan Grimstead
    ImageText       "For most people the thought of a world record holding, one-legged high jumper is too incredible to fathom, but that is just the beginning of this great athlete. Sue's triumphs in long Jumping and downhill skiing have also staggered the imagination. She has been a member of both the Canadian ...
    ImageText     "For most people the thought of a world record holding, one-legged high jumper is too incredible to fathom, but that is just the beginning of this great athlete. Sue's triumphs ...
  • Stan Ignatczyk
    ImageText       "Stan's terrific athletic ability was best exemplified in Lacrosse. His playing career spanned all amateur levels, highlighted in 1968 by a Senior B Canadian Championship with the Brantford Warriors and in 1978 when he won a world championship playing for Canada. He also played professionally in 1975 with the Boston ...
    ImageText     "Stan's terrific athletic ability was best exemplified in Lacrosse. His playing career spanned all amateur levels, highlighted in 1968 by a Senior B Canadian Championship with the Brantford Warriors and ...
  • Michael French
    ImageText       "From his earliest days as a Niagara Warrior, through Cornell University, the Canadian National team and professionally with the Philadelphia Wings, Michael French came to be recognized as one of the greatest lacrosse players the world has ever produced. While winning innumerable MVP's and scoring titles along the way, Mike ...
    ImageText     "From his earliest days as a Niagara Warrior, through Cornell University, the Canadian National team and professionally with the Philadelphia Wings, Michael French came to be recognized as one of ...
  • Zenon Konopka
    ImageText       "Zenon was born and raised in Niagara and still makes Niagara-on-the-Lake his home. Growing up on a farm with strong values and support, instilled in a young boy the attributes that would see him rise through all amateur and professional levels of hockey to become a dominant, physical force in ...
    ImageText     "Zenon was born and raised in Niagara and still makes Niagara-on-the-Lake his home. Growing up on a farm with strong values and support, instilled in a young boy the attributes ...
  • Wally Dick
    ImageText       "Growing up in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Wally Dick excelled in every sport he participated in. Through high school, university, and numerous senior leagues throughout Canada, he epitomized perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication, achieving numerous honors and acclaim. While focusing on fastball and pitching for 37 years, Wally won Canadian Championships with both the ...
    ImageText     "Growing up in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Wally Dick excelled in every sport he participated in. Through high school, university, and numerous senior leagues throughout Canada, he epitomized perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication, achieving ...
  • Willi Plett
    ImageText       "Born in Paraguay in 1955 and moving here the following year, Willi honed all of his immeasurable hockey and lacrosse skills in the Niagara area. After innumerable accomplishments in Junior hockey, he was drafted by the Atlanta Flames in 1975 and became NHL's 'Rookie of the Year' winning the Calder ...
    ImageText     "Born in Paraguay in 1955 and moving here the following year, Willi honed all of his immeasurable hockey and lacrosse skills in the Niagara area. After innumerable accomplishments in Junior ...
  • Ward Simpson
    ImageText       "There is no one in Niagara who gives more back that Ward. With empathy, compassion and unbridled enthusiasm, he has worked tirelessly on so many committees for so many causes, but it is mostly for his dedication to the sporting community for which he is recognized here. For 34 years, ...
    ImageText     "There is no one in Niagara who gives more back that Ward. With empathy, compassion and unbridled enthusiasm, he has worked tirelessly on so many committees for so many causes, ...
  • Michael Moore
    ImageText       "Beyond being a marvelous athlete, Michael was instrumental in the beginnings of the Niagara SloPitch and Soccer Leagues as well as the Niagara (very senior) Hot Tub Hockey League whose championship Trophy bears his name. His great passion for coaching, refereeing and umpiring was reflected through an everlasting dedication to ...
    ImageText     "Beyond being a marvelous athlete, Michael was instrumental in the beginnings of the Niagara SloPitch and Soccer Leagues as well as the Niagara (very senior) Hot Tub Hockey League whose ...
  • John Wiens
    ImageText       "Of hearty German stock, John is a life-long resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake. While beginning an athletic life in all sports. John eventually focused on hockey and then lacrosse, winning a gold medal at the Canada Summer Games. However, it is beyond his sphere of excellence as an athlete where John has ...
    ImageText     "Of hearty German stock, John is a life-long resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake. While beginning an athletic life in all sports. John eventually focused on hockey and then lacrosse, winning a gold ...
  • Jeremy Rempel
    ImageText       "Well beyond incredible courage and determination, the first thing anyone notice in Jeremy is his terrific smile and brilliant sense of humor. While overcoming a life-altering accident, Jeremy's family helped him harness his intense competitive spirit and focus on his rehabilitation on sports. From 1985, or over ten years, Jeremy ...
    ImageText     "Well beyond incredible courage and determination, the first thing anyone notice in Jeremy is his terrific smile and brilliant sense of humor. While overcoming a life-altering accident, Jeremy's family helped ...
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Sports Wall of Fame
    ExhibitImageText       The Niagara-on-the-Lake Sports Wall of Fame can be found in the Meridian Credit Union Arena, located in Virgil, NOTL. The NOTL Sports Wall of Fame seeks to honour and recognize significant contributions to/or achievements in athletics by individuals from Niagara-on-the-Lake.
    ExhibitImageText     The Niagara-on-the-Lake Sports Wall of Fame can be found in the Meridian Credit Union Arena, located in Virgil, NOTL. The NOTL Sports Wall of Fame seeks to honour and recognize ...
  • Irvin Fast
    ImageText       "From an excellent softball catcher as a Virgil youth in the 1950's and 60's, Irv grew tot become a loving family man, a highly involved citizen and an innovative sportsman. His dedication to excellence in youth sports was a model for the entire community. In the 1980's Irv was the ...
    ImageText     "From an excellent softball catcher as a Virgil youth in the 1950's and 60's, Irv grew tot become a loving family man, a highly involved citizen and an innovative sportsman. ...
  • Bill Dickson
    ImageText       "The nomination signatures for Bill Dickson ran over four pages and well reflect the wonderful opinion, respect and thankfulness Niagara-on-the-Lake has for this lifelong resident. As a player, coach, manager, league convenor, Board of Director, OMHA Representative and umpire, Bill was there. Be it softball, tennis, slo-pitch or hockey, again, ...
    ImageText     "The nomination signatures for Bill Dickson ran over four pages and well reflect the wonderful opinion, respect and thankfulness Niagara-on-the-Lake has for this lifelong resident. As a player, coach, manager, ...
  • Al Janzen
    ImageText       "While warmly smiling, the first and foremost feature a person is rewarded with upon meeting Al is his comfortable sense of humanity. From his youth as a brilliant amateur goaltender and latterly for over thirty years through coaching, management and administration of teams and leagues, Al was always there, always ...
    ImageText     "While warmly smiling, the first and foremost feature a person is rewarded with upon meeting Al is his comfortable sense of humanity. From his youth as a brilliant amateur goaltender ...
  • Fiona Milne
    ImageText       "Beginning with the St. Davids Lions Swim Team and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing School, Fiona developed a love of the water which never left her. Winning her first Rowing Championship in 1988 and continuing through to the Olympic Team of 2004, Fiona has always excelled on the water. She has been ...
    ImageText     "Beginning with the St. Davids Lions Swim Team and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing School, Fiona developed a love of the water which never left her. Winning her first Rowing Championship in ...
  • Bill Danychuck
    ImageText       "The great Tommy Joe Coffey recently described Bill Danychuck as one of the finest gentlemen he has ever known, let alone, played football with. From Niagara District S.S. Bill went on to star at the university of Tennessee, but it was during his 11 years at a Hamilton Tiger Cat ...
    ImageText     "The great Tommy Joe Coffey recently described Bill Danychuck as one of the finest gentlemen he has ever known, let alone, played football with. From Niagara District S.S. Bill went ...
  • Allan, Vera and Mark Derbyshire
    ImageText       "There has never been before, nor likely ever will be again, a Niagara family so absolutely dominant in the sport of golf. With over 88 club, regional and provincial championships between hem, the Derbyshire's are truly, the pride of Niagara-on-the-Lake golfing fraternity. Al began the dynasty as a Jr. Champion ...
    ImageText     "There has never been before, nor likely ever will be again, a Niagara family so absolutely dominant in the sport of golf. With over 88 club, regional and provincial championships ...
  • Art and Ted Wiens
    ImageText       "The Wall of Fame usually recognizes single individuals for their significant sports achievement, but in the case of Art and Ted, never before has a fraternal involvement been so great and so prodigious. Following illustrious amateur athletic careers; Art was selected as one of five all-stars on the St. Catharines ...
    ImageText     "The Wall of Fame usually recognizes single individuals for their significant sports achievement, but in the case of Art and Ted, never before has a fraternal involvement been so great ...
  • Harry Steele
    ImageText       "Some might call Harry Steele the "father" of softball in Niagara-on-the-Lake. As one of the founders of a minor league in the 1950's, he proceeded to become the preeminent coach of the 60's, 70's, and 80's, leading Juvenile 'A' teams to three Provincial Championships between 1967 and 1972 and taking ...
    ImageText     "Some might call Harry Steele the "father" of softball in Niagara-on-the-Lake. As one of the founders of a minor league in the 1950's, he proceeded to become the preeminent coach ...
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Sports Wall of Fame


The Niagara-on-the-Lake Sports Wall of Fame can be found in the Meridian Credit Union Arena, located in Virgil, NOTL. The NOTL Sports Wall of Fame seeks to honour and recognize significant contributions to/or achievements in athletics by individuals from Niagara-on-the-Lake.