Harry Hodgson Moffat
Year Inducted: 1975
Harry Hodgson Moffat’s career in curling began in the Water Street Arena in 1947 with the old 60 pound irons. He joined the Cornwall Curling Club in 1948 when it was formed participating in several Jubilee and Governor General playdowns.
In 1958, he was one of four skips who took teams to Scotland for the Rotary International Competition with his team winning 12 out of 13 games played.
In 1959, Harry was a member of the winning rinks that captured the Quebec Challenge Trophy in Buckingham, Quebec and successfully defended nine times. This is the oldest trophy on the curling circuit with a 100+ year history.
In the 1960 semi-finals for the Governor Generals Trophy played at the Seigniory Club, curling history was made by the two Cornwall teams (of which Harry was a part), in that 12 of the 24 ends were blanked. Cornwall won both games 3-2 and 6-4 before losing in the finals to Lachine.
Winning was a habit for Harry with the HSPM Curlers Trophy in 1960, District and Legion team in 1960, 63 and 64 and the 24 hour Bonspiel in Cornwall in 1962.
In 1974, Harry was a member of the Nick Kaneb rink in the Ontario Senior’s Competition at Gravenhurst that lost out to Belleville in the finals on the last rock of an extra end game.
His skill in competition and love for the game was rewarded in 1973 when he was awarded the Lions Club Curler of the Year award.
Harry not only was active in playing the game but took great interest in the organizational end. He was Chairman for the Scottish Curlers visit to Cornwall in 1960, served on the various Cornwall Curling Club committees and acted as President in 1962.
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