WAYNE FAULKNER

DSC_5135

Date of Birth: 1954
Place of Birth: Botwood, NL
Inducted: 2013 (Player Category)

Wayne Faulkner achieved outstanding success as a goal scoring during 15 seasons in provincial senior hockey. The Bishops Falls native, following in the tradition of his family, established a reputation for hard work, speed, agility and superb balance as he played junior and senior hockey for Grand Falls and several other teams. Despite his small stature, he was an extremely dangerous forward who excelled in scoring and assisting during his entire career.

His statistics are extremely impressive as he played equally well at home or on the road. His ability was such that Stephenville Jets, Port aux Basques Mariners, Mount Pearl Blades and Gander Flyers added him to their rosters for national competition for the Allan Cup and the Hardy Cup. He was a player who never backed down from a challenge and was a valuable asset to any team on which he played.

His offensive talents are demonstrated by the fact that he is the second highest point getter in the history of the Grand Falls Cataracts. In his career he played 275 games for Grand Falls with 168 goals, 218 assists and 386 points. His overall statistics earned him 21st place between 1962 to 1989 in provincial senior hockey scoring. Overall, he played 321 games with 180 goals, 242 assists and 422 points, an extremely impressive record.

He was a member of three teams that won the Herder Memorial Trophy as provincial champions and on six occasions played for clubs that represented Newfoundland in national competition. He was constantly outstanding with hockey skills of skating, passing, puck control and overall on-ice performances.

He was a member of the Bishops Falls Express for four seasons in the Central Beothuck Hockey League where he finished second in league scoring three times and was a member of the championship team on three occasions.

Overall, the manner in which he performed on the ice and his conduct off the ice were valuable assets for Newfoundland and Labrador hockey.