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 invested as a Member of 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 Nov. 23 at 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 Dec. 1 at 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 Niedermayer and women’s hockey
pioneer Fran Rider have earned the ultimate international honour; they will be
inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame during the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship next spring.
Be a part of the Team Canada Alumni Association
Calling all Team Canada alumni!
Do you want to reconnect with former teammates? Do you want to be kept up-to-date on Team Canada events? Do you want to give back to the game?
Then be a part of the Team Canada Alumni Association. REGISTER HERE