Joe Cheevers

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Birthdate 1914
Birthplace
Year Inducted 1992
Category Athlete
Sport Lacrosse

BIOGRAPHY

Joe Cheevers was a known for being a centerman, best face off man and excellent playmaker.  From 1935 to 1937 he played with the Mann Cup Champions in Orillia.  He then played in the Mann Cup in St. Catharines in 1938—1941. Cheevers was an Ontario Lacrosse Champion in St. Cathrines (1938-1941) and was also a member of the 10th Field Battery , Royal Canadian Artillery (1942-1945).  Later in life, he played for the Mann Cup Champions again in St. Catharines and played and coached for the Mann Cup in Hamilton (1948).  His playing career ended in 1950 when he retired.  He then continued his Lacrosse career as a coach of the Sr. Athletics and several minor clubs.  He was the Assistant Manager for the Garden City Arena and was a part of the Royal Canadian Legion Minor Sports Program for many years (1951-1976).  Cheevers helped form the first city-wide Minor Hockey program and then became the president of Legion Minor Hockey and Baseball Leagues.  Joe Cheevers is an executive member and Vice President of Branch 24 Royal Canadian Legion.

SPORT AFFILIATIONS

  • Mann Cup Champs—St Catharines, Orillia, and Hamilton
  • Royal Canadian Legion Minor Sports Program

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS