It is with a heavy heart that Hockey Canada acknowledges the passing of Jean Béliveau, who died Tuesday at the age of 83. Béliveau was one of the first Order of Hockey in Canada honourees, and was the honorary captain of Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team in 2010.
It is with great sadness that Hockey Canada acknowledges the passing of Pat Quinn, who died Sunday night at the age of 71. Quinn made 11 appearances as a coach and GM with Team Canada, including helping end Canada’s Olympic gold medal drought in 2002.
Bob Nicholson, who led Canada’s national teams to 71 medals, 44 of them gold (including seven Olympic gold medals), in his 16 years as Hockey Canada’s president and CEO was honoured Saturday night in Edmonton with the first COC President’s Award.
A trio of Canadians have earned hockey’s highest honour. Olympic gold medal-winning defenceman Rob Blake, coaching legend Pat Burns and long-time referee Bill McCreary were officially inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014.
Team Canada alumnus and Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano, along with his wife, Lauren, has launched Team Giordano: Points to the Future, which will donate $100,000 to three Calgary schools to support and encourage students in the city.
Thirty players who’ve worn the maple leaf internationally teed off at Lakeside Greens Golf and Country Club for the fifth annual Team Canada Alumni Association charity golf tournament in support of grassroots and high-performance hockey.
Calgary is home to a sports equipment bank that will help thousands of youngsters play hockey in southern Alberta. Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank will help address a major hurdle that keeps many kids out of sports – the cost of equipment.
Seth Martin, who led the Trail Smoke Eaters to a gold medal at the 1961 IIHF World Championship and backstopped Canada at four world championships and an Olympic Winter Games during the 1960s, passed away Sept. 6 at the age of 81.
Hockey season has come early for 37 young players in Richmond, B.C. The Hockey Canada Foundation’s Dreams Come True program visited the Lower Mainland on Aug. 23, bringing brand-new equipment and registration fees.
As a coach, Tom Renney helped Canada win four medals on the international stage. Now as Hockey Canada’s new president and CEO, he’ll be involved in every aspect of the game, and the chance to reconnect with Canadians at the grassroots level has him excited.
From the Florida Panthers to a gold medal for the ages at the Olympic Winter Games and bronze at the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, the 2013-14 season was an unforgettable one behind the bench for Kevin Dineen.
Olympic gold medallists and world champions were joined by the three Order of Hockey in Canada recipients as the Hockey Canada Foundation recognized the best in Canadian hockey at the annual Celebrity Classic gala and golf tournament.
Saturday, Feb. 8 marked 66 years since the RCAF Flyers won an Olympic gold medal for Canada in St. Moritz, Switzerland. But for one member of that team, Sgt. Andy Gilpin, hockey remains a part of everyday life, even at 93 years old.