Bobby Beaton and Raymond Beaton Nova Scotia Hockey History
Robert "Bobby" Beaton - Born June 19, 1912 in Port Hood, Cape Breton Island – Died June 11, 2007 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia was an Atlantic Canadian Hockey player, boxer and boxing referee.
Bobby Beaton played Hockey in Atlantic Canada in the early 1930s. He moved to England in 1938 to play for the Streatham Lions and Brighton Tigers, winning the European Championship in Berlin. The next year he played for the Falkirk Lions of Scotland.
Returning home to Nova Scotia, Canada, he played and coached teams in Pictou, Truro, Stellarton and New Glasgow, winning seven A.P.C. (Antigonish, Pictou, Colchester league) titles, three Nova Scotia Championships and three Maritime titles in the 1940s and 1950s.
Beaton was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame, the Nova Scotia Sports Heritage Hall of Fame, the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame and the Cape Breton Sports Heritage Hall of Fame.
The Beaton family was quite a large family, with many of the men playing Hockey - Clement, Joseph, Raymond and Bobby.