November 11th marked the 105th Remembrance Day. It has always been a tradition of the Walkerton Hawks and now the Walkerton Capitals to honour those who have served our country so bravely.
Born in Croydon, England. William Critchfield was engaged in his national service conscription from 1950 to 1953. Bob joined the service for the Korean War as a member of the Navy. Soon after; he transitioned to the Royal Artillery following in his father’s footsteps, Jack William Critchfield who served in both WWI and WWII. Bob was stationed in waiting for deployment and retired proudly as a Lance Bombardier in the British Army. Bob was one of the original executive members of the founding Walkerton Capitals in 1973.
In 2005, Kevin joined the service as an Aircraft & Structural Firefighter, responding to fire and aircraft emergencies, medical responses and to all aircraft rescues and operations. In 2009 he transitioned into a Search and Rescue Technician better known as a SAR TECH, responding to medical emergencies and rescue missions involving, plane crashes, technical rope rescue, ice & water rescues, diving rescues, aid to civil powers, overturned vessels and medical evacuations. In 2017 until his retirement in 2019, he joined the Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit where he was an integral component of the Special Operations Forces Command that provided rapid chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear response capabilities for the SOF missions. Kevin continues to serve a Firefighter at Bruce Power in the Training Division.
Our very own Assistant Coach; Kevin Wallace.
The November 10th Remembrance Day Ceremony concluded with Chesley Legion member Andrew Loucks performing Amazing Grace on the bag pipes along with a ceremonial puck drop.
L to R: Mitchell Hawks Captain Callum McMann, Head Trainer & Equipment Manager Corbyn Critchfield, Assistant Coach Kevin Wallace, Assistant Trainer Nowl Wallace, Walkerton Capitals Captain Keegan Fischer