Sports Wall of Fame

Sorley, John

Sorley, John
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John Sorley is well known in the community of Niagara Falls and throughout the Province as a successful coach. From 1946 - 1966 he coached in the minor hockey system at the bantam and midget level. His record on the ice was extensive between the years of 1955 and 1964 and included finalists and champions at the provincial level. Off the ice, Coach Sorley taught that hard work and fair play would bring success. He developed character and influenced the attitudes of many youths in Niagara Falls. These youth would later credit their success in life from their experience with their hockey coach. John's unique approach to the game, a strong discipline, and a love for the sport were all factors that helped his successful career. 
 

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Buckley's West Enders Juvenile Baseball Team 1936  Buckley's West Enders Juvenile Baseball Team 1936
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Buckley's West Enders Juvenile Baseball Team 1936
Description  Title cont.: Ontario Baseball Amateur Association Juvenile Champion 1936
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 1991 ; Back row L-R: Norman Garrett (Coach), Ken Stowe, Bob Barr, Dave Catherwood, Leo McKenzie, Harold McCutcheon, Jack Biggar, Jack Rainer ; Front row: Ralph Heximer, Gord Fowle, John Wainwright, Jack Flynn (Mascot), Harry Benson, Ken Patterson, John Sorley ; Missing: Gerry Harris, William Stirling, Ernest Buckley (Manager) ;
Date  1991.
 
 
Fallsview Firemen Major A Midget Hockey Team  Fallsview Firemen Major A Midget Hockey Team
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Fallsview Firemen Major A Midget Hockey Team
Description  era 1951 - 1970
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 1998 ; Back Row L-R: Bill Irvine, Laird McConvey, Cecil MacDonald, Al Boone, Tommy Giagnorio, Allan Parks, Tommy Earl ; Middle Row: Joe Stickl Manager, Al Toth Asst. Trainer, Wayne Campbell, John Arbour, Brian Cornell, Fred Bassi, John Marsh, John Stickl Trainer, John Sorley Coach ;Front Row: Doug Robins, Hank Michitsch, Joe Veres, Dave Thompson, John Lombardi, Brad Miller ;
Date  1998.
 
 
Good Cheers Hockey Club 1939 - 1940  Good Cheers Hockey Club 1939 - 1940
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Good Cheers Hockey Club 1939 - 1940
Description  title continued: OHA Junior B Champions
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 1993 ; L-R: Jock Young Trainer, Scotty Stirling, Paul Allen, Lee Cornell, Bill Whittet, Ray Zimmerman, John Sorley, Fin McDonell, Tom Brant, Ralph Heximer, Bruce McCracken, Robert Heximer mascot, George Massecar coach ; missing from picture: R. Brenchley, Ben Warren, Spike Winchenko, Max Kaminsky, Vince Teal, Dick Smith ;
Date  1993.
 
 
 
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