Maurice (Moe) Lemieux
Year Inducted: 1988
Maurice “Moe” Lemieux and the Cornwall Hubs are synonymous. The Hubs are Cornwall’s longest running oldtimers’ hockey team, and the driving force behind that team was Moe.
Lemieux played for the Cornwall Royals when the team was a member of the Cornwall Junior Hockey League. He and five others launched the Hubs in 1960, after their junior careers were behind them and they found no place to play. The main purpose for starting this team was to provide hockey for overaged juniors.
From 1961 to 1975, the Hubs played against teams from northern New York. From 1981 to 1985, the Hubs played in World and National tournaments sponsored by the Canadian Oldtimers Hockey Association for teams in the 35-45 year age group. The Hubs grew into a year round operation, promoting hockey and tennis tournaments in the Cornwall area.
Moe was awarded the coveted Jacques Richard Memorial Trophy as Cornwall’s Top Sports Personality for his work with the Hubs. Moe stated that this was the biggest thrill of his life, even more so than standing at centre ice in Switzerland while the Canadian national anthem was played in honour of the Hubs’ victory in the World Oldtimers Tournament Caroline Championship in 1977.