First Name: Sylvester
Last Name: Bubar
Sport: Hockey
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1986
Home Town: Sherbrooke
County: Guysborough County

Sylvester A. “Daddy” Bubar began his hockey career in 1911. Born in Sherbrooke, Guysborough County, Bubar moved to New Glasgow at an early age. He organized hockey and ball teams during his youth.

At 16, Bubar was playing senior hockey for New Glasgow in the APC League against teams from Antigonish and Truro. His New Glasgow team won the Nova Scotia championship in 1924. In 1934, Bubar was sensational with the Moncton Hawks in their successful quest for Canada’s top amateur hockey prize, the Allan Cup.

In 1936 he landed a berth in the National Hockey League and on the Canadian Olympic team in 1936. Neither transpired, but Bubar’s rise to prominence as a goalie was meteoric.

Bubar repeated his performance again the next year (1935) with the Halifax Wolverines. Sylvester “Daddy” Bubar was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1986.

(Reference: Annual Program Induction Article by Stephen Goodwin)


• Won Allen Cup Twice, 1934 and 1935
• Won Provincial Championship 1924, New Glasgow
• Invited to play with 1936 Canadian Olympic Team