Sport: Hockey: Year Inducted: 1974
Charles Laroque began his hockey career in the early 1920’s playing right wing in Vancouver, Espanola, and Winnipeg.
In 1926, he joined the Chicoutimi team of the Quebec Hockey League. His play earned him a position with the Montreal Maroons, then to the American circuit with pro teams from Newark, Providence, Pittsburg and Cleveland. In 1928 with the Bulldogs in Newark he scored 9 goals.
Charles then returned to Canada to play for the Toronto Millionaires under coach Conn Smythe. The Millionaires changed it’s name to Toronto St. Pats and later to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Charles’ career came to an end in Toronto when he suffered a severely broken wrist.
Turning his attention to coaching, Charles joined John Denneny in forming the Cornwall Mill Hockey League and assisted Tommy Iven with the Army Team.
In 1940, he and Reg Woodward formed the Cornwall Calumets, a team which proved successful during the 1950’s.
Charles also played softball, was a competent bowler, and a good boxer with his most noteworthy victory in the old Victoria Arena over one of Cornwall’s best, Hec Montison.