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Lyle Carter to be enshrined in Maritime Sport Hall of Fame

December 28, 2020

Brookfield, NS - - Lyle Carter to be enshrined in Maritime Sport Hall of Fame



Lyle Carter, playing goal in California Seals' uniform, is one of the local hockey legends captured in large cut-outs on the front lawn of a Brookfield residence - to be enjoyed by all passerby's. It was announced recently that Carter is a 2020 Maritime Sport Hall of Fame inductee. - Richard MacKenzie

 

ORIGINAL STORY by Richard MacKenzie

 

BROOKFIELD, N.S. —

Add another prestigious accolade to Brookfield’s Lyle Carter’s collection.
The Maritime Sport Hall of Fame recently announced Carter, the two-sport star with impressive hockey and fastpitch-softball credentials, as part of its 2020 class.
Carter’s hockey achievements include reaching one of the pinnacles of the sport by playing in the National Hockey League. A goaltender, Carter played in 15 games for the Oakland-based California Golden Seals, during the 1971-72 season.

That stint came in the midst of his professional career which lasted from 1967 to 1975, with stops all over North America and in multiple leagues.

On the diamond, playing for his home community Brookfield Elks, Carter became a four-time Canadian all-star as the Elks advanced to national championships. On the way, Carter won an astounding 10 Mainland Nova Scotia League batting championships.

He was described by fellow Nova Scotia Hall of Fame member Jack (Mr. Softball) Gray as the "best softball player in the last quarter century."

Carter, who also opened two sports stories following his playing days, remains a well-known figure in the Colchester area as a regular contributor to the Truro News.

Carter goes into the Hall with fellow Nova Scotian Kevin Umlah (baseball), as well as a trio of New Brunswick athletes Manny McIntyre (baseball-hockey), Kirk Firlotte (hockey) and Fran McHugh who, while a very good athlete, is being recognized more for his officiating, especially in the sport of basketball.

Dartmouth-based 1967 Senobe Aquatic Club Ladies War Canoe Crew are also being inducted.
Hall officials send regrets that, because of COVID-19, there will not be an in-person ceremony this year, but they plan to include the 2020 class in a ceremony for the 2021 inductees.

 

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Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame 1984

 

 

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