Athletics & Recreation
1973 Hockey Huskies
Inducted in 2001
The 1972-73 edition of the Saint Mary's Hockey Huskies was composed of a rich blend of proven college performers, graduates of the Maritime and Ontario Junior Hockey circuits, several rookies and several seasoned performers from the Eastern Hockey League. They breezed through the regular season undefeated and bested the Moncton Blue Eagles 6-1 for their fourth consecutive Maritime Title. The Huskies topped the Loyola Warriors 9-6 qualifying them to meet the University of Toronto Blues for the CIAU Championship. Undefeated in 31 games, the Huskies faced off against the defending champions for the fourth year in a row. Entering the third period trailing 3-1, the team found themselves trying to play catch-up hockey for the first time all year. When they cut the Blues' lead to 3-2 with only two seconds hanging on the clock, they demonstrated the digging and hard work they gave to the end. "We got the breaks and took advantage of our opportunities. We had to respect Saint Mary's, they beat and tied us earlier and they are a tough club." offered Blues' Coach Tom Watt after the game. The Huskies had lost by a whisker to a team of very worthy defending champions. And so they stood; a half step behind the Blues and one step ahead of the other fifty-two challengers.
Saint Mary's University Sport Hall of Fame & Heritage Centre is proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of all members of the team: Douglas Abbass, Richard Bayes, Richard Bishop, Randy Crowell, Bill Doherty, Steve Dymtryk, Gerard Gibbons, Charles Goddard, Rand Kellock, Dwight Lewis, Bill McFall, Ray Monnette, Robert Mullins, D'Arcy Murphy, David Nowlan, Mike Quinn, Tim Ripley, Gladstone Smith, Rod Smith, Dale Turner, Robert Warner, John "Jungle" Harrington and coach Bob Boucher.
Portrait Artist: Barb Dorey
Portrait Art Photographer: Joe Chrvala