Inducted: 2024

Ray had a huge impact on the highest levels of hockey over the course of two decades.

Ray Dalton first rose to prominence as a teenager, when he was drafted into major junior hockey with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. After his junior career, Dalton continued to grow as a hockey player, making huge contributions on three Herder Trophy championship teams.

The consummate team player played 16 years of senior hockey from numerous parts of the province – winning 3. Dalton’s contribution to the teams he played on can’t be measured with stats alone – although he was named senior hockey’s Rookie of the Year in 2000-21 and top scorer in 2007-08.

A star regular season star, Dalton elevated his game in the playoffs and he became known as a Big Game player. He led the Deer Lake Red Wings to 4 straight West Coast league titles and a Herder in 2007. After moving back east, he won two more Herders with CeeBees.

His combination of size, skating ability and shot placed him amongst the top senior hockey players of his generation.