Roger Brugess and Ed Murphy to be Inducted to 80+ Hall of Fame

19/10/2018 Friday

HOCKEY for 80 year olds will be honoured on OCTOBER 27, 2018.

For the EIGHTH consecutive year since its foundation, the 80+ HOCKEY HALL of FAME will hold induction Ceremonies to honour 27 candidates in the PLAYER category, still actively playing hockey at 80 years of age and over. THE 80+ HOCKEY HALL of FAME is a non-profit organization which nationally recognizes active recreational hockey players 80 years of age and over.

Two members of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club (BOHC) are to be inducted into the 80+ Hockey Hall of Fame.  Fellow BOHC members Peter Austin and Bruce Marsh will be accompanying Roger Brugess and Ed Murphy to Ottawa on Oct 27th, 2018 as they are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

As part of the full day of celebrations, they will be playing in a hockey game with other 80 year-old inductees. Following the game, there will be a banquet and induction ceremony. More information is on the website.

We are proud to now have 5 members of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club be recognized by this organization. All five of our BOHC Hall of Famers are role models and ambassadors for adult recreational hockey in Canada and proud BOHC alumni.


2018 BOHC Inductees


Roger Brugess


ED MURPHY, 80 yrs old (FORWARD)

Ed Murphy


Hometown Hockey in Burlington

On Wednesday, October 10, 8pm, Rogers Hometown Hockey hosted by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Sportsnet is going to shoot a BOHC segment at Appleby arena Pad #1 (8:00 game for the Black division). Black Hawks #34 and Bruins #35.  At 9:00 they will then head over to Hector’s to shoot some interviews with Tara and some of the guys. 

As you know, our regular season hockey games are not very well-attended - never sell-outs! We are hoping that we don't hear the crickets in the stands for this game... Wouldn't it be great if the TV crews saw a few fans in the audience cheering on the Hawks or Bruins? This is our only chance to show Canada what a great league we have in BOHC - PLEASE save this date and JOIN US to watch the game, and cheer on Dave Whyte or Bill Misener's teams. Bring the family! Maybe the entire Black division could come early to their games that night and support their fellow Hawks/Bruins...

Right after the game - or as soon as the TV crew think they have captured enough highlights, they will pack it up and head over to Hectors to interview our most colourful players. If you are free this night please come on over to Hectors early, park in the back so we leave a few parking spots... You may end up on TV so get your hair done or whatever - look your best. Wear BOHC stuff if you have it.


Rogers Hometown Hockey hosted by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Sportsnet will be making its stop here Oct. 27-28. The free two-day celebration of hockey will feature two days of live entertainment, NHL alumni, local celebrities and hockey-themed activities. The weekend activities wrap up with an outdoor viewing party of the NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Vegas Golden Knights. More info


Charity Equipment Drive

Will Pugh, in our GREY division is one of the guys that run the war room in our Invitational tournament every year and he is also a member of the Rotary Club. He and his club are running a hockey equipment drive during the Hometown Hockey week.

equipment drive


Just looking for some of the extra equipment ....that most of us have hanging around our basement ....but we just can't bear to be without it ......cause we were great at one time ........unless of course it was for a worthy cause.

Thanks boys!

RIP - Paul Ritchie

August 27, 2018 - Visitation for Paul is Friday, Aug 31, 3-5, and 7-9 at Smith’s on Guelph Line, one block north of QEW.

Our BOHC family lost another friend today. For those of you that didn’t know him he was the kindest, nicest man, one hell of a teammate. Our deepest sympathies goes out to his family, friends and loved ones.

Sad News - RIP Normy

Hewitson, Norman

Passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, on August 20, 2018, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late O. Ruth Hewitson (nee Purkis). Dear father of Tim, Dan, and Robert (Stephanie). Cherished grandfather of Hayden and Brighton (Josh) and great grandfather to Zaedon and Zane. Norm is predeceased by his siblings Tom Hewitson, George Hewitson and Audrey Maine.

Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Sunday from 3 -5 and 7 - 9 where a Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:30a.m. Interment Burlington Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Canada and the Arthritis Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.