Chester Worchal

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Birthdate
Birthplace
Year Inducted 2003
Category Athlete
Sport Hockey, Softball

BIOGRAPHY

Chester Worchal moved to St. Catharines from Edmonton at the age of five. He started playing Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) hockey, winning Ontario Minor Hockey Association titles at the bantam and midget levels and all-Ontario juvenile crowns. Worchal graduated to the St. Catharines Junior Teepees and was a member of the city’s first Memorial Cup winner in 1953-1954. Worchal played senior A hockey with Windsor, senior B hockey with the Welland Crowland Combines and intermediate hockey with the Welland Merchants and Port Colbourne Sailors, winning three OHA intermediate titles.

On the baseball diamond, Worchal tossed a no hitter for the East End Juveniles in 1954. He pitched and played shortstop for the St. Catharines Saints senior A team in 1956 and was asked to attend tryout camp for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

In fastball, Worchal played on the McKinnon Macs who won five straight Ontario Intermediate A industrial championships during the 1960’s. Worchal was also a member of the championship squads for the Ontario Amateur Softball Association (OASA) intermediate A and senior A UAW Blue Boys.

SPORT AFFILIATIONS

  • Catholic Youth Organization Hockey
    Ontario Minor Hockey Association
    Ontario Amateur Softball Association

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Memorial Cup Winner—1953—1954