First Name: John "Timmie"
Last Name: Hunter
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

John Hunter was one of the Wanderers’ Athletic Club’s finest athletes in the 1920’s. He was a star rugby player for his team, and one of the best in the Maritimes. Hunter and Ritchie “the Mighty Atom” McCoy formed one of the Maritimes’ most potent combinations in the game of rugby. With his great speed and ability to score touchdowns, Hunter helped to lead his Wanderers’ Rugby Club to the Eastern Canada Championship title in 1926.

A two-sport man, Hunter was also one of the best centre icemen in the Maritime Senior Hockey League, and was a member of the Wanderers League Championship Team. An aggressive player and a high scorer, he was good enough to be sought after by several professional hockey clubs. Nonetheless, Hunter was devoted to retaining his amateur status.

John Hunter is remembered as one of the “cleanest” players to ever step onto a rugby field or hockey rink – a tribute to the calibre of an athlete that he was. He is an Original Sport Hall of Fame Inductee.


• 1 of the best centre icemen in Maritime Sr. league
• Member of Wanderers League Championship Team
• Aggressive player and high goal scorer
• Known as a ‘clean’ player on the rink
• Sought after by numerous professional clubs