Donald Williamson

A stalwart with the Manchester Tam -0-Shanters, the late Donald Williamson Sr. is perhaps better known for his accomplishments following his playing career than for the accolades he earned on the ice. When the Manchester Youth Hockey program was in its early stages in the 1970’s, Williamson was instrumental in gathering support for the effort. Because ice time in the area was so scarce, he and his partner Paul Leonard established the Souhegan Skating Center in Merrimack, New Hampshire, a facility that provided yearround availability to the sport. At the same time, Williamson provided guidance by offering instructions at his hockey school and coaching several successful Bantam “A” teams.