John Quigg

Catégorie

Athlete

Sport

Speed Skating

Ville natale

Saint John

Année d'intronisation

1980

Ambassadeur Sportif

athlete

John Quigg

MEMBRE HONORÉ

Biographie

In a sporting sense, 1980 will be remembered as the year in which world-wide interest in speed skating was revived as a result of the accomplishments of American Eric Heiden at the Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games.But that interest has never waned in New Brunswick – a province that has produced some of the greatest world-class skaters of all time. Johnny Quigg of Sussex is the latest to join this provincial honour roll of speed skating immortals. His career spanned a period of two decades beginning with a Canadian Juvenile title in Ottawa in 1930 and ending with consecutive Maritime Senior indoor titles in 1948 and 1949.In between were City, Maritime and Canadian Championships as well as a host of silver and bronze medal performances in State and National meets in the United States. Indoor speed skating has come of age:a Canadian, Gaetan Boucher, now holds most of the world titles.But it was Johnny Quigg and his fellow Saint John area skaters who, as pioneers, made it all possible. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 7, 1980

Faits rapides

  • Won the 1934 Canadian Intermediate championship 

  • Won the 1936 Intermediate title in Saint John 

  • Won Moncton Senior City crown in 1937

  • Six-time Maritime Indoor champion (1938-40, 1947-49)