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Inducted: 2013 (Player Category)
Ron Cadigan fashioned an extremely impressive 19-year career within senior hockey and had an exceptional three-year junior performance. Owner of an extremely high reputation for sportsmanship and ability, he excelled as an offensive player with rewarding statistics and established himself as a highly respected defensive player with every team for which he played.
His personal achievements within the Avalon East Senior Hockey League for 19 years are amazing with seven league scoring titles, five most valuable player awards, ten sportsmanship and ability awards, three playoff most valuable player awards, eleven first place finishes and seven league championships. The manner in which he gained respect within the league was demonstrated in 1992 when, during its 25th anniversary celebrations, he was elected as centre on the organization’s all-time first all-star team.
Within the St. John’s Junior League, his three seasons were equally impressive. He won the junior league scoring championship once, was runner-up once and was selected as the league’s most valuable player once. During the 1976-77 provincial junior championships, he was selected as player of the tournament.
He was a member of the Shamrocks team in provincial senior hockey for 1978-79 and scored the winning goal against Gander in overtime of the deciding game of the Herder Memorial finals.
Within the St. John’s Inter-City Senior Hockey League he won the scoring title with 35 goals, 41 assists and 76 points in 18 games. He was also named rookie of the year, playoff most valuable player and led his club to three league championships.
In 1990 the high esteem in which he was held and the respect which he had generated was demonstrated when the Outer Cove team retired his number 10 jersey.