St. Catharines Orioles / St. Kitts Orioles 1937
Toronto St. Catharines Transport / TST (sponsor)
Niagara District Hockey League / NDHL.
Front Row L to R - George West, Ted Wilkins, Wilfred Bell, Ken Bell, Larry Dorsey, Hope Nicholson (captain), Gordon Dorsey, (mascot - Sylvia Moore).
Back Row - Ben Walker (secretary), Chuck Smith, Doug Nicholson, Ted Smith, Harold G. “Touch” Woods (TST sponsor), Alex Nicholson (manager), Dick Nicholson, Amos Dorsey, Rev. Ivan J. Moore (British Methodist Episcopal Church pastor).
In late 1936, “Touch” Woods, owner of a local trucking company, and Wally Walker, a florist and member of the St. Catharines Lions Club, decided they wanted to sponsor a Hockey team made up of players from British Methodist Episcopal Church / BME. There was a group at BME already playing together, but not in organized competition. The churchgoers accepted the sponsorship offer.
They wore orange sweaters with four black stripes on the arms and the letters TST stitched across the chest, for Toronto-St. Catharines Transport, the name of Woods’s trucking company.