John F. Denneny
Sport: Hockey: Year Inducted: 1968
John F. Denneny, born in 1898, bears the name closely linked with “Hockey greatness.”
John Denneny was not only a great player but was equally well known as a referee and coach.
He was a driving force in the hockey arena in Cornwall for many years.
He refereed over 1000 games. He coached hockey, lacrosse, fastball, football, baseball, and boxing.
John also played tennis after he lost his arm and would swim from Cornwall to Stanley Island.
He played pro lacrosse and hockey at ages 16 and 17.
He died in 1981.