Charles Gordon Hayward
Born: March 16, 1926 (Jersey City, New Jersey)
Died: January 27, 2015 (Montréal)
Charlie Hayward played a season of varsity hockey for the McGill Redmen in 1948-49. In eight games, he scored five goals and added two assists. He graduated from McGill with an engineering degree in 1949.
His brief time on the Redmen influenced a lifetime of support for minor hockey. He served on the executive of Hockey Lac St. Louis, the Quebec Minor Hockey Association, the Quebec Ice Hockey Federation, and the Canadian AmateurHockey Association. He also coached teams in Lachine and on the West Island of Montreal in Beaconsfield and Kirkland.
In the early 1980s, the Redmen hockey program was in jeopardy owing to lack of funds. Hayward initiated a fundraising campaign which eventually allowed McGill to hire Ken Tyler as a full-time coach. Hayward served as president of the Friends of McGill Hockey alumni support group.
In 2012, Hayward was named honourary captain of the Redmen, who went on to win the Canadian Interuniversity Sports championship with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Western Mustangs.
Born in New Jersey, he grew up in Ottawa, where he graduated from Glebe Collegiate High. While at McGill, he also played intermediate basketball. After graduation, he worked for 30 years for the engineering firm of Drummond McCall in Lachine.