Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 2006
Ken Babin had an outstanding career with the Bathurst Papermakers hockey team beginning in 1947 when he was only 16 years old. A fast skater with a great wrist shot, Babin was always near the top of the scoring race. Before he retired from the Papermakers in 1962 he helped lead the team to three Maritime titles, one New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island title and six North Shore Hockey League crowns. In addition to hockey, he was also an excellent baseball player, who was part of the 1955 Maritime champion South Bathurst C.Y.O. team, and a talented curler, who was a runner up at the New Brunswick mixed championships in both 1969 and 1970.
1961-62 Bathurst Juvenile Papermakers
The 1962 Bathurst Juvenile Papermakers hockey team was inducted into the team category of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. Under the guidance of coach Ev Doucet the Papermakers captured not only the New Brunswick and New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island championships but edged Sydney Academy of Nova Scotia 3-2 in front of the home town crowd at the Bathurst Arena to win the Maritime junior title. On their way to the Maritime title, Bathurst also eliminated teams from Campbellton, Fredericton, Moncton and Charlottetown.