Above are links to photo albums featuring the careers of the three Calder brothers – Eric, Terry, and Jim. All three boys were accomplished athletes in many sports aside from hockey including baseball and soccer.
Tragically, Eric lost both his brothers at young ages, and these albums pay a small homage to what a great part of the Waterloo Minor Sports landscape that the Calder boys were.
Eric’s photos document his start in Waterloo Minor Hockey and progresses through his Junior career in Waterloo (Siskins) and Cornwall (Royals – CHL), his pro career in Washington (NHL), Hershey(AHL) , and Europe (France, Germany and Great Britain, and University (CIAU).
Terry’s photos document his minor hockey career in Waterloo Minor Hockey. As a young player he was a stand out and faced off against Wayne Gretzky for a number of years who played for Brantford (please note the picture of Terry and Wayne Gretzky side by side in the Hespeler All Star tournament team) . As a Cub (major atom) Terry played two years as a 9 and 10 year old where he amassed the most points for any player in Waterloo Minor Hockey history over a two year period in the Atom division. He was coached these two years by Waterloo Hockey Hall Famer Ken Hergott. Unfortunately Terry struggled with schizophrenia through his teen years and 20’s and lost his battle and his life at the age of 32.
Jim’s photos document his minor hockey career in Waterloo Minor Hockey. Jim started to play hockey later than Terry and Eric as an older brother. All three boys learned a lot of skills on the backyard rink courtesy of Dad’s efforts. Jim went on to play a number of years at the top rep level in the Waterloo as a solid left shooting forward. Tragically Jim was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (a very rare brain disorder) in his mid 40’s and died at the age of 45.
Terry and Jim were terrific, caring and loving older brothers and are missed deeply.