Donald (Red) Wasson

Donald (Red) Wasson

This fiery redhead never gave less than his best, a quality that inspired his teammates and players to be the best they could be.

Red’s 18-year tenure in City League softball began in 1949 and, either as a third baseman or catcher, he worked with much verve and tenacity. These qualities sparked seven league championship clubs and three Ontario Int. A titles. As a hockey goalie he played with the Jr. B Triple Link club, with Int. A clubs in Port Hope and Lakefield, and backstopped the latter to the 1955-56 Lakeshore League title.

He was very successful as a coach, too, especially in hockey where his PCCHL Midget teams won three OMHA titles from 1966 to 1971.  Wasson also coached the Warsaw Redmen Int. D team to a league championship in 1964, the OHA Jr. B Lions to a league title in 1972, and the Lakefield Jr. D Chiefs to an OHA championship in 1979.

Red culminated 20 seasons with the PCCHL by serving as president in 1965-66.

Year Inducted:

1994

Status:

Active

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Year Inducted:

1994

Status:

Active

This fiery redhead never gave less than his best, a quality that inspired his teammates and players to be the best they could be.

Red’s 18-year tenure in City League softball began in 1949 and, either as a third baseman or catcher, he worked with much verve and tenacity. These qualities sparked seven league championship clubs and three Ontario Int. A titles. As a hockey goalie he played with the Jr. B Triple Link club, with Int. A clubs in Port Hope and Lakefield, and backstopped the latter to the 1955-56 Lakeshore League title.

He was very successful as a coach, too, especially in hockey where his PCCHL Midget teams won three OMHA titles from 1966 to 1971.  Wasson also coached the Warsaw Redmen Int. D team to a league championship in 1964, the OHA Jr. B Lions to a league title in 1972, and the Lakefield Jr. D Chiefs to an OHA championship in 1979.

Red culminated 20 seasons with the PCCHL by serving as president in 1965-66.

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