Earl MacKenzie Award

2006 Inductee

Eric "Red" Graham
Born:  Point Edward, Ontario

Eric “Red” Graham was raised in Point Edward and has played Lacrosse, Softball/Fastball, Football, and Hockey in his youth.  Eric was a member of three teams that have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  In 1946 his Football career began at the age of 15 with the Point Edward Junior ORFU.  In 1947 & 1948 the team were City League Champions and  1948 ORFU Champions earning a sport in the Hall of Fame.  In 1951 – 1955 he was a member of the Sarnia Imperials Senior ORFU and were Champions in 1951 and 1952.  (1951 team inducted)  In 1955 he was named to the All Star Team and a highlight of his career was catching seven passes in one game with the 1955 Sarnia Imperials.   Eric played hockey in Point Edward and Sarnia.  In 1950 – 51 Eric was a member of the Hall of Fame Sarnia Sailors Junior B OHA Championship team.  Eric continued to be active in Hockey as a coach in Forest from 1953 – 1959.  His accomplishments as a coach earned him the OMHA Midget Championship in 1955 – 46 and OMHA Juvenile Champions in 1956-57.  After coaching he turned his skills to the ice once again as an OMHA Referee from 1959 – 1984, from 1962 – 69 in the OHA and from 1962 – 92 he was a Referee Instructor and Supervisor.

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