Life Members and Club Legends

 Club Legends

  • 2007 – Russell Jones
  • 2007 – Michael Smits Snr.
  • 2008 – Paul Rice
  • 2008 – Paul Raphael
  • 2009 – Noel McLoughlin
  • 2010 – Kerry Timmins
  • 2012 – John Moses
  • 2015 – Rick Skrzelinski
  • 2017 – Rod Johns

Life Members

  1.  1955 – Eric Grandin
  2. 1958 – Brian Jose
  3. 1964 – Russell Jones (Legend 2007)
  4. 1964 – Noel McLoughlin (Legend 2009)
  5. 1966 – William Normoyle
  6. 1967 – Kevin Gronow
  7. 1971 (Revoked 1976) – Brian Bratten
  8. 1972 – James Brett
  9. 1975 – Alan Coleman
  10. 1975 – Laurie Luxmore
  11. 1978 – Ken Dwight
  12. 1978 – Kerry Timmins (Legend 2010)
  13. 1983 – William Jones
  14. 1987 – Otto Wolf
  15. 1988 – Allan Barnard
  16. 1988 – Neil Craven
  17. 1992 – Paul Rice (Legend 2008)
  18. 1992 – William Stewart
  19. 1997 – Ken Gunn
  20. 1997 – Jon Moses (Legend 2012)
  21. 1997 – Paul Raphael (Legend 2008)
  22. 1997 – Michael Smits Snr. (Legend 2007)
  23. 1998 – Ian Thomas
  24. 2007 – Carl Fevola
  25. 2007 – Rod Johns (Legend 2017)
  26. 2007 – Paul Watson
  27. 2008 – Bruce McGurty
  28. 2008 – Rick Skrzelinski (Legend 2015)
  29. 2009 – William Buck
  30. 2010 – Douglas Dow
  31. 2013 – Evan White
  32. 2015 – Mathew Fairbanks
  33. 2015 – Gordon Stewart

Life Member Details

1. 1955 – Eric Grandin (DEC) 1947-1956
First President who served with distinction for 10 years.
Position – President 1947-1956

2. 1958 – Brian Jose 1946-1957
First Secretary who served for 8 years, was equally our best Defenseman & one of the most talented players to ever play for the Demons and in the History of IHV
Position – Secretary 1948-1955
Games – 169
Goals – 14
Assists – 3
Points – 17
Penalty Minutes – 16
Game Winning Goals – 2
Hat Tricks – 1

3. 1964 – Russell Jones (DEC) 1946-1951, 1954-1964 (Legend – 2007)
An original post war player, he was selected as one of our Olympians, who Coached the Club for 15 years, regarded as one of the most talented players to ever play at the Demons & in the History of IHV.
Position – Olympian
Games – 171
Goals – 50
Assists – 20
Points – 70
Penalty Minutes – 6
Game Winning Goals – 5
Hat Tricks – 4

4. 1964 – Noel McLoughlin (DEC) 1953-1964 (Legend – 2009)
An original post war player, who crossed from the Red Arrows, `Bluey `or `Redda` as he was known, was highly regarded as one of the best Goal Keepers of his time. Our other Olympian, he was the first player to win IHV Presidents Medal twice 1959 & 1961. The first Goal Keeper to play 150 Career games
Position – Olympian
Games – 156
Goals – 493 goals allowed
Shots Faced – 4177
Points – Saves% 88.197
Shut Outs – 15
Wins – 49 Career Wins

5. 1966 – William Normoyle (DEC) Vice President
(Limited data) Was a long time employee at St.Moritz, was VP for many years.
Position – Vice President 1950`s & 1960`s

6. 1967 – Kevin Gronow (DEC) 1954-1969
Another player to cross over from the Red Arrows, was at various times our Secretary, Treasurer & President. A major fundraiser during his extended time at the Demons!!
Position – Sec. & Treas. Pres. 1963-1964
Games – 163
Goals – 7
Assists – 4
Points – 11
Penalty Minutes – 70
Game Winning Goals – 1

7. 1971 Revoked 1976 – Brian Bratten (DEC) 1954, 1956-1966, 1970-1973
Was a long term player and Referee.
Position – Committee
Games – 159
Goals – 4
Assists – 5
Points – 9
Penalty Minutes – 64
Game Winning Goals – 1

8. 1972 – James Brett (DEC) 1949, 1951-1971
The ultimate gentleman, his reputation was unsurpassed in IHV. Respected by teammates and opponent alike. Was our Secretary and as President he played in our first Senior-A Premiership in 1970
Position – Sec. 1963-1963, Pres. 1970-1971
Games – 283
Goals – 92
Assists – 20
Points – 112
Penalty Minutes – 32
Game Winning Goals – 9
Hat Tricks – 3

9. 1975 – Alan Coleman (DEC) 1957-1974
A stalwart of the club, who played for such a long time, in an era when playing into you 30`s was not the norm. A long-term committee member, who unfortunately died of a heart attach at a pre-season summer training at Oakleigh ice rink in February of 1975
Position – Committee
Games – 207
Goals – 52
Assists – 17
Points – 69
Penalty Minutes – 10
Game Winning Goals – 1

10. 1975 – Laurie Luxmore 1962-1970
A wonderful gentleman & handy player who’s major contribution to the Demons was as its Treasurer for a then record 11 seasons with most time post his playing career.
Position – Treasurer 1967-1977
Games – 100
Goals – 3
Assists – 4
Points – 7
Penalty Minutes – 29

11. 1978 – Ken Dwight 1972-1973
Only a short stay at the club, he helped keep the teams together during a very low period in the Demons History of the mid 1970`s. Rewarded with Life Membership for his tireless work during a very tough time.
Position – Secretary 1974-1977
Games – 26
Assists – 1
Points – 1
Penalty Minutes – 16

12. 1978 – Kerry Timmins 1964-1982 (Legend – 2010)
A mentor to many, was the first to play 300+ games at the club. Played 20 straight seasons, a record in its day. A well respected junior development coach at the formation of the IHV junior system.
Position – Committee
Games – 310
Goals – 52
Assists – 22
Points – 74
Penalty Minutes – 26
Game Winning Goals – 4
Best Clubman Award – 1979

13. 1983 – William Jones 1972-1980
Crossed from the Tigers when the Demons moved to Oakleigh, was Gear Steward & Social Secretary. Held many after game functions at his home to financially support the club over several seasons.
Position – Committee
Games – 165
Goals – 14
Assists – 9
Points – 23
Penalty Minutes – 320
Game Winning Goals – 3
Hat Tricks – 1

14. 1987 – Otto Wolf (DEC) 1977-1984
Our longtime Secretary, who ruled with a strong hand. Was a tireless worker for both the Demons & later as the Insurance Agent for IHV. Was also heavily involved in the Scoring of games alongside John McCrea-Williamson.
Position – Secretary 1979-1984
Best Clubman Award – 1982

15. 1988 – Allan Barnard 1976-1987
The Pom, Allan was a regular helper in many events at the club. Was a major fundraiser in a period of when the club was emerging from a slump.
Position – Committee
Games – 212
Goals – 15
Assists – 30
Points – 45
Penalty Minutes – 61

16. 1988 – Neil Craven 1977-1987, 1994-1997
~Binji~, the ultimate fundraiser, in one fell swoop saved the club from extinction in 1983, post the Tetley Goldstar`s era. His strong will and ability to get others involved propelled the club to where it is today financially!!
Position – Committee
Games – 245
Goals – 52
Assists – 44
Points – 96
Penalty Minutes – 108
Game Winning Goals – 4
Best Clubman Award – 1983

17. 1992 – Paul Rice 1977-2002, 2008-???? (Legend – 2008)
`Ricey`, a Demon through and through. Leading in the number of games played at the club with 669 (and still counting), tireless contributor in all area`s of the club, serving as Treasurer, Secretary, Historian, Fundraiser and Mentor to many players at all levels. (Author Rick Skrzelinski)
Position – Tres. 1988-1991 Sec. 2008-2013
Games – 669
Goals – 350
Assists – 345
Points – 695
Penalty Minutes – 568
Game Winning Goals – 53
Hat Tricks – 27
Best Clubman Award – TBC

18. 1992 – William Stewart 1979-2002
A quiet achiever, committeeman and tribunal advocate for many years at the Demons. Well respected & talented player who crossed from Hakoah, to play the 5th most games in Demons History.
Position – Sec. 1963-1963, Pres. 1970-1971
Games – 445
Goals – 176
Assists – 177
Points – 353
Penalty Minutes – 150
Game Winning Goals – 14
Hat Tricks – 11

19. 1997 – Ken Gunn (DEC) 1981-1997
A strong advocate for the Demons Junior program, his 4 sons all played through to senior hockey. Helped redefine the Demons logo through the 80`s & 90`s. IHV rep alongside his Demons appointments.
Position – President 1988, 1993-1997
Best Clubman Award – 1990

20. 1997 – Jon Moses 1982-2006, 2010-2015 (Legend – 2012)
A young junior who benefitted form our early programs. Jon has become one of our most revered players, Captaining our Senior-A to 6 premierships in 7 years under the astute coaching of Rod Johns.
Position – 6 time Snr-A Premiership Captain
Games – 294
Goals – 139
Assists – 176
Points – 315
Penalty Minutes – 202
Game Winning Goals – 11
Hat Tricks – 5

21. 1997 – Paul Raphael 1982-2004, 2006, 2008-2??? (Legend – 2008)
A product of the early Junior program, the longest serving committeeman, from Social Secretary, to President, then Secretary from 1988 through to 2006, an amazing record. He has played the second most games in the Demons History. A tireless worker for the club over many a season.
Position – Sec. 1993-2006 Pres. 1989-1992
Games – 540
Goals – 57
Assists – 118
Points – 175
Penalty Minutes – 228
Game Winning Goals – 2
Best Clubman Award – 1987

22. 1997 – Michael Smits Snr. 1980-1993, 1995-2007 (Legend – 2007)
Another who developed from the early Junior program, he was the driving force at the Demons through the 90`s. From playing Senior hockey to coaching many junior teams, whilst part of the committee, culminating as our VP in 1999-2001. He has played the 4th most games at the Demons.
Position – Vice President 1999-2001
Games – 474
Goals – 228
Assists – 267
Points – 495
Penalty Minutes – 207
Game Winning Goals – 23
Hat Tricks – 17
Best Clubman Award – 1998

23. 1998 – Ian Thomas 1983-1997
An amazing character, who devotion to our club & in particular our juniors for many years was superb, he worked relentlessly to promote all things hockey for the benefit for all. Was a tough and sometimes stubborn individual, but always fair minded and respectful.
Position – Committee

24. 2007 – Carl Fevola (DEC) 1970-1973, 1987-2006
Long term player who debuted in 1970, was a member of the 1970 Snr-A Premiership team. Moved to Tigers & Pirates before returning to the Demons in 1987. Enticed ex teammate Rick Skrzelinski to join us, playing together for the next 20 seasons!.
Position – Player
Games – 426
Goals – 193
Assists – 262
Points – 455
Penalty Minutes – 70
Game Winning Goals – 13
Hat Tricks – 9

25. 2007 – Rod Johns 1986-1987, 1992, 1995-1998, 2001-2002, 2004, 2006, 2008-2??? (Legend – 2017)
An amassing personality, mentor, motivator & doer. Long serving with almost 600 Career games as our Senior-A & B Coach. Was a one time the Demons & IHV President, whilst coaching Snr-A & Melbourne Ice in its formative seasons. This is a career hard to go past!
Position – Tres. 2000-2006 Pres. 1998-2006
Games – 270
Goals – 125
Assists – 141
Points – 266
Penalty Minutes – 60
Game Winning Goals – 11
Hat Tricks – 8
Best Clubman Award – 1997

26. 2007 – Paul Watson 1969-1973, 1977-1978
A talented junior who made an immediate impact. Played in 1970 & 1977 Premiership along side Kerry Timmins. A leader, mentor & coach of distinction. Had a major influence over a generation of Demons juniors through the 1990`s. Tough and fearless, was well respected by teammates an opponents alike.
Position – Committee
Games – 125
Goals – 11
Assists – 10
Points – 21
Penalty Minutes – 184
Game Winning Goals – 1

27. 2008 – Bruce McGurty 1989-1993, 1995-1996, 1988-2002, 2004, 2006, 2008-2011, 2016-2???
A great committeeman who worked hard to improve the club. He also has to own one of the most legendary & iconic pieces of Demons History, a Montreal jersey, sent by his mum shortly after joining the club in 1989, whom she decided to put his name on the back in big bold letters, it reads `BRUCE`
Position – Committee
Games – 281
Goals – 28
Assists – 105
Points – 133
Penalty Minutes – 164
Game Winning Goals – 3
Best Clubman Award – 2009

28. 2008 – Rick Skrzelinski 1988-2005, 2007-2015, 2017-2??? (Legend – 2015)
A Tiger & a Pirate before seeing the light at the Demons, has done most things at the club, coached, played administered. IHV Snr-VP 2014-2015. 3rd most games at the Demons. He holds the record for most games in IHV since WWII with 750 Senior Games. (still counting)
Position – President 2012-2013
Games – 488
Goals – 177
Assists – 248
Points – 425
Penalty Minutes – 357
Game Winning Goals – 15
Hat Tricks – 4
Best Clubman Award – 2011

29. 2009 – William Buck (DEC) 1966-1973
He played through a wonderful era at the Demons, was part of the 1970 crew, was a committeeman for the Demons, later becoming Secretary of IHV, and ran Summer hockey as well as being a major contributor to the scoring and stats collecting for IHV.
Position – Committee, IHV Sec. 1999-2003
Games – 155
Goals – 286 goals allowed
Shots Faced – 1758
Points – Saves% 83.731
Shut Outs – 8
Wins – 27 Career Wins

30. 2010 – Douglas Dow 1986-1992, 2006, 2010-20??
Our longest serving Treasurer, a wonderful Goal Keeper in his early days, now an accomplished defense man. Was instrumental in the salvaging of our great club in 2007. Was IHV Jnr. VP and Scheduler through the mid 2000`s.
Position – Tres. 2007-date Pres. 2007-2009
Games – 220
Goals – 20
Assists – 37
Points – 57
Penalty Minutes – 22
Game Winning Goals – 2
Hat Tricks – 1
Best Clubman Award – 2006, 2008

31. 2013 – Evan White 1995-1997, 2000-2014, 2016
A early member of our C-Grade team who progressed to help mould our Snr-B Team for many years as Captain, Coach & Team Manager. Highly decorated as a player, strong Committeeman and advocate for the Demons at IHV. Along with Rick superbly helped in regaining our Premier-A team in 2012
Position – Vice President 2013-2015
Games – 263
Goals – 177
Assists – 175
Points – 292
Penalty Minutes – 219
Game Winning Goals – 18
Hat Tricks – 15
Best Clubman Award – 2012

32. 2015 – Mathew Fairbanks 2001-2016
Our leading Goal Keeper with most Games & many other Stats etc. 5 Premiership as a Goal Keeper. Was a quite guiding President in a difficult era. Played a supporting role to build the Demons back to a power in the mid late 2000`s. His record as GK & Clubman will be hard to surpass.
Position – President 2010-2011
Games – 251
Goals – 686 goals allowed
Shots Faced – 5212
Points – Saves% 86.838
Shut Outs – 32
Wins – 150

33. 2015 – Gordon Stewart 1995-1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008-2015
A solid quality player, a great Captain, who inspired many with a calming demeanor with those around him. Committeeman, VP & President standing down to become IHV President 2017-2018. Another Demon to take over the reins as IHV President in a trying time.
Position – President 2014-2017
Games – 215
Goals – 335
Assists – 157
Points – 492
Penalty Minutes – 123
Game Winning Goals – 30
Hat Tricks – 47
Best Clubman Award – 2017