First Name: R. "Tic"
Last Name: Williams
Sport: Hockey
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1980
Home Town: Pictou
County: Pictou County

Robert “Tic” Williams was the man perhaps gifted with greater natural skill than any other player ever produced in the Maritimes. A native of Charlottetown who spent most of his life in Pictou, “Tic” began his senior hockey career with the Reserve Miners of the Cape Breton Senior League in 1936. He went on to play with the Sydney Millionaires, North Sydney Victories, Hollinger Greenshirts of the NOHA and finally settled in Pictou in 1944.

In the next decade he literally terrorized the APC League, winning the Scoring Title for nine successive years. His fans still talk about his famous backhand shot, but mostly they talk simply about “Tic” Williams, the legend. Robert “Tic” Williams was elected into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1980.


• Scoring title won 9 successive years, APC league
• Famous for his backhand shot