Bill Prentice, who played more than five seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA) and was a member of the 1967 Oshawa all-stars championship hockey team, is one of five 2019 inductees named, Jan. 28, to the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame.
Other inductees included lacrosse player Fred Greenwood, basketball player Peter Gordon and Ken Babcock, who was involved in multiple sports, in the builder category. The Oshawa Turul Soccer Club boys 16-17 (1988-89) team will also being inducted.
The Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame’s 34th induction ceremony and dinner will be held on May 29 at the Tribute Communities Centre.
Prentice, a defenceman, played for four WHA teams, including the Houston Aeros (1972-75), Indianapolis Racers (1975-76, 1977-78), Quebec Nordiques (1975-76) and Edmonton Oilers (1975-76).
In 158 games in the WHL, he recorded eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points in 158 games while racking up 258 penalty minutes. The six-foot, 190-pound blue liner completed his pro career in the now defunct International Hockey League in 1979-80, suiting up for 11 games with the Saginaw Gears.
Photo: The Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame will have five new inductees to welcome at the 34th induction ceremony and dinner being held on May 29 at the Tribute Communities Centre. Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame photo.