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.
Team Canada alumnus Sheldon Kennedy, who won gold at the 1988 IIHF World Junior Championship and has become one of the country’s leading anti-abuse advocates thanks to his work with Respect Group, has been appointed to the Order of Canada.
Hockey Canada sends its condolences to the family of J.P. Parise, who lost his year-long battle with lung cancer on Jan. 7. The Smooth Rock Falls, Ont., native was a member of Team Canada in the historic 1972 Summit Series, recording four points in six games.
A four-time Olympian and two-time Olympic gold medallist who famously backstopped Canada to its first Olympic gold in 50 years at the 2002 Games, Martin Brodeur has announced his retirement. He also won a World Cup championship in 2004.
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.
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.
Two-time Olympic gold medallist Scott Niederamayer and women’s hockey
pioneer have earned the ultimate international honour; they will be
inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame next spring.
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