JOE MAYNARD

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Date of Birth: 1947
Place of Birth: St. John’s, NL
Inducted: 2003 (Athlete/Builder Category)

A willingness to work hard and devote tireless hours to hockey was the standard by which Maynard contributed to the sport for more than 35 years. His endless contributions to hockey in his native Flatrock and the complete area of St. John’s East set a standard by which all other hockey executives can be judged. As a builder and as a player, he simply worked hard with rewarding results.

A founding member of the Avalon East Senior Hockey League, he served as president for three years, treasurer for five years and as a director for 20 years. Overall his involvement in this viable and important hockey operation spans 35 years as a player, coach and executive member.

In all three capacities, Maynard’s contributions have been extremely valuable and often vital to the continuance and success of the League. His contributions earned him the NAHA Merit Award for Outstanding Service to Senior Hockey in 2000 and his devotion to the League continues to the present.

Often outspoken, always willing to devote time and energy and a driving force behind all levels of hockey in his area of the province, Maynard owns a great deal of responsibility for providing extended opportunities for many individuals to participate in hockey. An excellent organizer, he is behind a large number of beneficial happenings for his community with hockey being the major one.

He played in the Avalon East League with Flatrock Flyers from 1967 to 1985. During that period he was a member of the League champions five times, won four scoring titles, one Most Valuable Player award and was team captain for 17 years. His record of 42 goals in 15 games remains the League record.

He was a member of four championship teams, won two scoring titles in the Inter-city League where he had a record of 58 points in 20 games.