The Windsor Maple Leafs senior hockey team claimed the provincial and Maritime titles, coming first in the Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League—59 points ahead of second-place Moncton. They finished the 1963-64 season with 74 victories, crushing their Maritime opponents and making it to the Allan Cup semi-final before losing to Ottawa. The team was led by stellar player and individual Hall of Fame inductee Jim Beckman.
(Left) June 30, 1964: Delmore William “Buddy” Daye won the Canadian Lightweight championship against Jackie “Kid” Carter in a 12-round bout at the Halifax Forum.
(Below) In 1964, the Thorburn Junior Mohawks softball team won their second of three consecutive provincial and maritime championships. Led by team captain Allan MacLaughlin, the Mohawks set Maritime records with 30 wins and 396 runs in 33 games.
The Acadia Axemen varsity men’s basketball team began their championship season in 1964 and by 1965 this determined team had claimed the Maritime title and brought home the first national championship to a Nova Scotia school with a close victory over the Windsor Lancers. The team included MVPs and future Hall of Famers Brian Heaney and Steve Konchalski (now the legendary “Coach K” of St. F.X.).
October 10-24, 1964: Three Nova Scotia athletes attended the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan—Garfield (Gary) Walter McMahon (for trap shooting, pictured right), David Overton (for rowing), and Douglas Rogers (who won a silver medal in Judo).