First Name: Wyman
Last Name: Porter
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Kentville
County: Kings County

Wyman Porter was from Kentville, Nova Scotia. He was a very powerful athlete, standing over six feet tall. Porter played hockey and football at Acadia University and was one of the Maritimes’ most outstanding football players. He was one of the best halfbacks in Canada and could run and punt as well as any of the American professional players.

Porter also played on the 1915 Kentville Wildcats hockey team. A rushing defenceman, he was a great goal-scorer, helping his team to the 1915 Western Valley League Championship title. After retiring from playing sports, Porter continued to contribute to both sport and community.

He was a hockey official, refereeing many big games, and a scorekeeper for the local baseball league. Wyman Porter was also an organizer for all branches of sport in Kentville. In addition, he served many years as a journalist and sports correspondent in the Valley.


• 1 of Maritime’s most outstanding football players
• 1 of Canada’s best halfbacks
• Could run and punt like a professional player