James Darling of St. Catharines, Ontario, with his outstanding goaltending skills, led the Niagara College Knights to the International Collegiate Hockey League (ICHL) Championship in 1988-1989 and 1989-1990.
Many accolades were bestowed on James for his goaltending. He was named Niagara's Male Athlete of the Year in 1988-1989 and 1989-1990.
He was twice awarded First-Team All-Star, and once a Second Team All-Star in the ICHL.
He was awarded league MVP of the ICHL and team MVP in 1987, 1988, and 1989.
His most memorable moment was the first time he was named Niagara College's Male Athlete of the Year.