During World War II, two Mississauga brothers, Wally and Gord Oughtred, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) where they also played hockey. While with the RCAF, Wally was transferred back to Ontario. His hockey sweater, instead of remaining behind with the rest of his equipment, "accidentally" fell into his open equipment bag where it wasn't discovered until he arrived home.
Wally and Gord formed the very first Erindale Hockey Team back in 1946 to play in an Intermediate league. Wally wore his RCAF hockey sweater to the practices and it was admired by the rest of the team so much, that they adopted it as the Erindale sweater. Today the Erindale logo includes the RCAF Spitfire which became famous during the Battle of Britain (July 10 - October 31, 1940) and was the only fighter plane of Second World War to achieve a truly legendary status. The Spitfire represents skill, determination and a never-quit attitude. This has become the motto for Erindale which we endeavour to instil in all our players.
Wally Oughtred (Wallace Leroy Oughtred) passed away on June 25, 2009 peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living in Mississauga at the age of 86. He was predeceased by his brother Gord.