Dave Brush - Builder (Ice Hockey, Baseball) - Class of 2018

A lifelong Miltonian, Dave Brush was a gifted athlete who advanced to the junior level in hockey and intermediate in baseball.

But it was his tireless efforts in developing local sports organizations for which he is best remembered.

After serving in WW2, Dave returned to Milton and managed the Fred Armstrong Arena for two years.

His dedication to hockey included coaching at the minor league level and founding the town's first Junior C club (Milton Merchants), which later became Jr. B and eventually Jr. A.

Dave worked hand-in-hand with Cliff Houston in the operation of the Milton Minor Hockey Association and refereed in the Ontario Hockey Association for five years.

He was also instrumental in getting a second arena - Milton Memorial - built in the early '70s.

Dave was equally involved in baseball, having umpired for many years and coached the local intermediates to the Halton County and Ontario titles in 1949 - with a number of championship teams to follow.

In the late '50s he started the Milton Minor Baseball Association, and years later assisted in forming Milton's first girls' softball league.