Emard Paul

Emard Paul

  Paul Emard Sport: Hockey Year Inducted: 2000   Paul Emard became part owner of the Cornwall Royals in 1968, when a group of Cornwall businessmen took over the team which was moving into the newly formed Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Under the restructured junior hockey program operated by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, […]

Desjardins Roland

Roland (Bull Neck) Desjardins Sport: Wrestling Year Inducted: 1969 Roland “Bull Neck” Desjardins, born in 1916, started wrestling in Cornwall, fighting out of the Knights of Columbus Hall and the Canadian Legion Hall on Pitt Street. He won the Cornwall Championship in 1934-35 in the 158-lbs. class. He took part in the Olympic trials, losing […]

Larin Harvey

Harvey Larin Sport: Lacrosse Year Inducted: 1972 Harvey Larin was born in Cornwall on February 13, 1895. Although he has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for lacrosse, he was equally proficient at hockey. His dual career began in Cornwall where he played for the junior, factory, and senior teams, which had such well-known […]

Ward Ron

Ron Ward Sport: Hockey:   Year Inducted: 1988 A graduate from the Cornwall Minor Hockey Program, Ron Ward joined the Cornwall Royals in 1963. He had been an outstanding defenceman in minor hockey and now showed his versatility by filling in as a centre as well as defence with the Royals. He finished second in scoring […]

Vien Mario

Mario Vien Sport: Hockey:   Year Inducted: 1998 Mario Vien, arguably the finest goaltender to come out of the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association, became a goaltender by accident. Actually, it was by injury…an injury to his team’s goaltender. Until then, Vien was a smooth-skating, high-scoring centre with a CMHA travelling team. He once scored 10 goals […]

Tilton Ralph

Ralph H. (Tally) Tilton Sport: Hockey Year Inducted: 1968 Ralph H. Tilton, born in 1901, better known as “Tally” was a great skater and stick handler. Tally started very young and was playing both junior and senior hockey at 13 years of age. He played on Cornwall’s great junior team in the O.H.A. He went […]

Tessier Orval

Orval Tessier Sport: Hockey Year Inducted: 1968 Born on June 30, 1933 in Cornwall, Orval Tessier had a remarkable career in hockey. Orval developed in the Bruins junior and minor league system. After completing a high scoring junior career with the Barrie Flyers, Orval was dealt to Montreal in the summer of 1953. After appearing […]

Sommerville Elwin

Elwin Sommerville Sport: Hockey Year Inducted: 1968 Elwin Sommerville, born in 1885, was one of Cornwall’s all-round athletes. He was outstanding in hockey and lacrosse and for many years wore the Cornwall Lacrosse uniform. He was on Cornwall’s great lacrosse team in 1912 when they went to Vancouver. He tried out in box lacrosse in […]

Smith Guy

Guy Smith Sport: Hockey Year Inducted: 1974-5 Immediately after World War I and on into the 1920’s, Guy Smith was an outstanding defenseman with the Cornwall Senior Colts in the OHA. His coach, John Denneny would also use him on the front line. He was lured to Hamilton where he starred for several more years […]

Sloan Bill

William (Bill) Sloan Sport: Hockey Year Inducted: 1972 William “Bill” Sloan, born in Cornwall 1934, began his hockey career as a goaltender in the OCOT Minor Hockey Program. He was given a hockey scholarship to attend St. Lawrence University. While a member of the varsity hockey team Bill’s outstanding play won him the following honours: […]