Dresden’s Wayne Jacklin passed away early this week following a long battle with cancer. Inducted into the Dresden Sports Hall of Fame in 2009 as a Builder, Jacklin will be remembered as a great coach, husband, and father.
As head coach of the Dresden Jr Kings, Jacklin led his team to an OHA Championship in 1970-71. Jacklin also coached the Bothwell Barons Senior B, Strathroy Rockets Junior B, Chatham Maroons Junior B, and Sarnia Bees Junior B, and served as an assistant for the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires, OUA’s Windsor Lancers, and the Leamington Flyers Junior B team.
On top of his 1970-1971 OHA Junior C title, Jacklin also won a Great Lakes Junior C title in 1983-1984 with Dresden, and Western Junior B championships with Chatham in 1990-1991 and with Sarnia in 1992-1993.
Alongside his Junior hockey experience, Jacklin also coached minor hockey in Dresden and ran numerous skills camps.
Jacklin also played Junior for the Dresden Kings and Chatham Jr. Maroons.
He is survived by his wife Fran and daughter Stacy.