Captain James T. Sutherland

Induction Year: 1945 Builder

He is often referred to as the 'Father of Hockey'; he made his hometown of Kingston, Ontario a famous hockey center pre-WW1 years; he coached the Frontenac Juniors to several championships; he was a district representative of the OHA and ultimately ascended to the rank of president. After WW1, he became president of the CAHA; he was honoured as a life member of the OHA and the CAHA; elected in 1947; he died in 1955.

Founder of the International Hockey Hall of Fame in Kingston, Capt. Sutherland established a trophy to honour those men who gave their lives during WW1. This award became the Memorial Cup, symbolizing instrumental to the establishment of the annual exhibition match between RMC and West Point that began in 1923.