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Hap Shouldice bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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W.T.H. (Hap) Shouldice

W.T.H (Hap) Shouldice first officiated football in the Ottawa High School League in 1929. He was referee-in-chief for the Ottawa and district high schools for 15 years and drafted many rules which were later adopted by the professional leagues.
Shouldice began officiating at the senior level in 1935 when he joined the Big Four staff. During his career, Shouldice refereed nine Grey Cup games and retired from on-field duties in 1956.
Shouldice was the eastern conference supervisor of officials from 1958 until he became the Canadian Football League's (CFL) first director of officiating in 1972, a position until 1978.

W.T.H. (Hap) Shouldice was presented with a plaque at the 1967 Grey Cup dinner and is also a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1977 as a builder.

Class of 1977

Tommy Joe CoffeyW.T.H. ShouldiceRon Stewart

Shouldice, W.T.H. (Hap)
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