First Name: Bob
Last Name: Goodhew
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Bob Goodhew was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1893, and was one of the province’s outstanding hockey and baseball players. Goodhew learned how to play hockey by playing “Chocolate Lake scrub hockey,” with 30 players to a side. From there he went on to become a member of the Halifax Crescents Senior Hockey Team, and was noted as one of the best senior hockey players of his time.

Goodhew was also the youngest and most valuable player on the famed Halifax Socials baseball team. He was an outfielder with the team in the early 1900s, and his pitching and catching skills were equal to his abilities in the outfield.

Goodhew fought in World War I, and upon his safe return played semi-professional baseball for the Halifax Crescents Club. He passed away in 1969.

Goodhew is an original Sport Hall of Fame inductee.


• Learned to play from “Chocolate lake scrub hockey”
• Member of Halifax Cresents Senior Hockey Team
• At the time, 1 of the best senior hockey players