Inducted November 3, 1984

Alex Faulkner - Athlete

Alex Faulkner was the first native Newfoundlander to play in the National Hockey League. The Bishop’s Falls native performed for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings during a brilliant hockey career that stretched from 1952 to 1982 and included outstanding performances at the local and provincial level. He played at an all-star level in several other leagues outside the province. A member of a great athletic family, he starred for Grand Falls, Conception Bay North, and St. John’s senior hockey clubs winning many, many individual awards and being a member of seven championship clubs. His exceptional skills earned him a reputation of a deadly playmaker and scorer while being one of the most gentlemanly players to ever play hockey within the province. Mr. Faulkner was an all-star soccer and softball player at both the local and provincial level.