Inducted - 2023
Ray’s contribution to the game of hockey was that of an official/referee, mentor, and coach. His referee career spanned 25 years, refereeing at every level from Tyke to Midget, Junior C and the Men’s Senior League. He was the Referee-in -Chief for South Stormont Minor Hockey Association where he was often paired with young officials to help mentor them in their role on the ice and to ensure their experience as an official was a positive one. He retired from officiating to support his three sons who all played in the South Stormont system until their midget playing years, all of which were goalies just like their dad. Ray played hockey for well over thirty years, and eventually coached in the South Stormont Minor Hockey Association. In 985 his Flyers had one of the best competitive Bantam teams in the Lower St. Lawrence Hockey league. He could also be found in the summer on the ballfield as a player, coach and umpired for baseball and softball teams in South Stormont.
Being a longtime resident of Long Sault, Ray Fenton devoted many years to the community and the Township of South Stormont. He served on the local Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years and retired from active duty in 2002 as Fire Chief. He also served on the Township of South Stormont council for twelve years, two terms as Councillor and a third as the Deputy Mayor.
Ray's wife, Barb Fenton, accepting the award from committee member Ron Thompson on his behalf.