Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 1993
Paul Hachey was involved in a few sports, but it was his excellence in the game of golf which earned him the nod for enshrinement into the Player category of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. Paul dominated the golf scene in Bathurst for 30 years winning an unprecedented number of club and provincial championships. He won the North Shore championship five times, the Gowan Brae Club Championship an unprecedented 13 times- including seven straight - and was Gowan Brae Amateur champion nine times. He was also a member of the New Brunswick Willington Cup team in 1981, and represented the province at the national championships. Noted for his accuracy and consistency, one need only look at the trophy case at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club to witness his impact on golf in Bathurst.
Inducted into the Builder category of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 was Richard Cormier, one of the city’s better-known sportsmen. Richard built his life around the promotion of sports for youth, beginning at age 16 when he organized swimming activities at a local river and taught many children how to swim. He coached and supervised gymnastics from 1948 to 1968 and was involved in amateur boxing from 1936 onward. Richard was credited with organizing Bathurst‘s first hockey school, coached and supervised recreational swimming from 1933 to 1968, and organized badminton at Bathurst High School for a number of years. Always a gentlemen, Richard will be remembered fondly by everyone fortunate enough to meet him.
1979 Bathurst Mooseheads
The level of play by the 1979 Bathurst Mooseheads baseball team resulted in its induction into the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame's Team category back in 1993. They won the Bay of Chaleur Intermediate A title that year, then beat the best the Restigouche Intermediate Baseball League could throw at them in their run to the northern New Brunswick championship. They crowned those victories with a provincial title, then a Maritime Intermediate A championship. That last title saw them win all three games against Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island opponents by mixing power and clutch pitching with expert defence. They’ll be remembered as one of the most powerful teams Bathurst ever put on the field.