This photo of the Barry’s Bay ODHA Juvenile Champs comes from a newspaper article in 1956 when the team won in both districts A and B. The clipping is not in the best condition but it might prove to be of interest to people. It seems pretty sure that at least two of the names in the description are misspelled, so if any readers can provide correct information or stories about some of the players, please get in touch. Manager Bill Hoffman was the owner and operator of the Dairy Bar on Dunn Street. Coach Jack Vitkuske was a local legendary hockey player of his era.
NOTE: If you are interested in having a picture and story featured in The Madawaska Valley Current, please submit the information to Bob Corrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org (marked Heritage Photos).
About the author: Leaving Barry’s Bay to attend the University of Ottawa, Bob Corrigan taught in Whitby and Ottawa before returning home in 1971 with his wife, Cathie, to spend the rest of his teaching career at MVDHS. Bob’s winter sports are hockey and skiing (he began the annual Renfrew County Teachers Hockey Tournament), his summer cottage activities include canoeing, but year-round he enjoys genealogy. Bob has volunteered for SFMH, the Train Station and Zurakowski Park.