The History of Hockey in Oceanside
It all started in early 1988, Hugh MacAulay asked if he could take a hockey stick onto the Parksville Arena Ice. Hockey opened the way for the ORIGINAL hockey team of Hugh MacAulay, Dot Robinson, Frank Robertson, Shirly Tilley, Merl Mondorf, Tex Fandy, Baz (bummer) Doran, and Eddie Edwards (in goal). Hugh MacAulay, now 93, is the only player of nine to be alive today. Hugh lives in Canmore, Alberta.
1989 brought about the Golden Oldies Hockey Group. Out of the 'woods' came Howie Meeker, Ed Taylor, Ron Butler, Bill Dalling, Les Mitchell, Ray Therres, John Porter, Bill Novak, Chuck Chestnut, Roy Reber, and the 'young one' - Mike Chestnut.
1990 saw the hockey group to call themselves the Parksville Panters. Roy Reber was the senior who named the group 'Panters' because they did breathe a lot!
1993 organized Classic One with sixteen teams in action. Peter Kucey chaired Classic One with Howie Meeker, Ed Bird, Chuck Chestnut and Eddy Taylor. PGOSA - Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association sponsored the tournament!