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Hatch, Harry '67 - Auto Racing

Harry Hatch from the Class of 1967 was a beloved member of Ridley’s football, soccer, hockey and cricket teams. But by his own admission, he wasn’t the driving engine who single-handedly drove these teams to success. He learned from Ed Burn, his Ridley cricket coach, who later on became his teammate with the St. Catharines Cricket Club, that “you don’t have to be the best player on a team to contribute and enjoy the experience.” After graduating from Ridley, his sporting life was laden with rich and varied experiences. He played cricket across Canada and toured England with the Canadian Colts in 1969. He enjoyed a professional career playing hockey in Manitoba and was the coach of Ridley’s First Hockey goaltenders for 16 years. He coached soccer at all ages and skill levels for nearly two decades. He remains an active sportsman, though he has slowed down somewhat since his days as a professional auto racer, when his need for speed earned him championship wins in Canada and the US, and saw him place respectably in two Porsche Cup world competitions.
“I rarely was the best but I loved my athletic experiences.”
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