The objective of the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame is to recognize and honour the achievements of Oshawa individuals and teams who have attained prominence and distinction in sports as well as those who have made a major contribution to the development of sport.
Located inside the General Motors Centre, the Sports Hall of Fame plaques and citations are displayed on the main level walls. The 3600 square foot Museum housing artifacts, memorabilia and photographs is also located on this level at the west end behind Section 119. The new Museum location opened officially in the spring of 2008.
Year Inducted: 2015
Home Town: Oshawa
More about 1977-78 Oshawa Kinsmen Bantam Hockey Team:
When a hockey team rings up a regular-season record of 53-4-3, other bantam teams throughout the province would certainly have taken notice. The Oshawa bantam hockey organization made plenty of noise, mostly cheering after a goal, during the 1977-78 campaign in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) AAA play.Their season would climax with a 3-2 victory over Sault Ste. Marie to capture the provincial Loblaw's Cup championship. It took victories over Peterborough, Belleville, Richmond Hill, Niagara Falls and Kitchener-Waterloo to finally meet up with the Soo.Losing a few and adding a few bodies over a five-year stretch, the young players stayed together as a team during their Ontario championship run, beginning with the 1975 minor peewee squad and culminating with the 1979 midget title. They came oh so close to winning a sixth crown in 1980, but settled for second best.The bantams featured three high profile players who would later cut their teeth at the National Hockey League (NHL) level. Peter Sidorkiewicz was a solid goaltender and he had strength in front with Dale DeGray as his defensive companion. The scoring touch was orchestrated by Dale Hawerchuk, who in later years was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.