Born In Belleville, Ontario, Sanford “Sandy” Burrows joined the City Intermediate Ontario Hockey Association team in 1903. He played with the team for two of the most exciting and controversial years in Belleville’s hockey history. Sandy played and coached for a number of years, then gradually moved behind the scenes.
He was one of the eight directors who built the Belleville Arena in 1929, and he purchased it in 1937. He was elected to the executive of the Ontario Hockey Association in 1937, a position he held for seven years.
He owned the sloop “Yoda,” and the skiff “Viva,” which won the International Skiff Championship in Hamilton Bay.
With his daughter Phillipa, he won the mixed two-ball championship at the Bay of Quinte Country Club.
Upon his death in 1952, George Carver wrote of Sandy: “His many business, sports, musical, and community efforts kept him in contact with the crossroads of life in this City. Sandy was loved by all.”0