Date of Birth: 1953
Place of Birth: St. John’s, NL
Inducted: 2016 (Player Category)
Charlie Babstock earned a reputation as a top scoring winger in all divisions of his hockey career. He established himself among one of the better scorers while winning four Herder Memorial Trophies as provincial senior hockey champion and had similar accomplishments during other leagues from high school to professional in Germany.
Performing for teams from St. John’s on four occasions between 1974 and 1978 he played a major role in provincial championship performances. Similarly he was extremely effective in Allan Cup play during the same period in the national senior amateur hockey competition.
His professional career was with Nurenberg in the German Elite Hockey League where he led the team in scoring. In addition he competed in the Atlantic University hockey competition with Memorial University after an impressive career in St. John’s High School and Junior A leagues. He was the city champion and a provincial champion.
Named Guards Athletic Association Athlete of the Year for 1979 he played masters hockey between 1985 and 2014 in Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland Labrador. During his five-year officiating career, he called games for the youth, high school and junior league levels and had a level III certification. From 1985 to 1990 he was assistant coach with Acadia University in the Atlantic Universities Hockey League.
He joins his brother Rick Babstock in the Hockey Hall of Fame.