Five laureates boost McGill Sports Hall of Fame to 121 honoured members

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(L to R): Former Alouettes fullback Peter Howlett, national team swimmer Holly McComb, Drew Love (executive director of athletics, filling in for the late Jack McGill), three-time Olympic gold medalist Kim St-Pierre and former Alouettes offensive lineman Matthieu Quiviger (PHOTO: Owen Egan, McGill University)

(L to R): Alouettes fullback Peter Howlett, national team swimmer Holly McComb, Drew Love (executive dir. of athletics, filling in for the late Jack McGill), three-time Olympic gold medalist Kim St-Pierre and ex-Alouettes OL Matthieu Quiviger. PHOTO: Owen Egan, McGill University

 
MONTREAL – Five athletes, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Kim St-Pierre of Chateauguay, Que., a former Montreal Canadiens forward and a pair of ex-Montreal Alouettes football players, were formally inducted to the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame, Thursday. The induction ceremony — held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel — kicked-off the University’s Homecoming Week celebrations.
 
Other laureates include the late “Jack” McGill, originally from Ottawa, who skated for the Habs from 1934 to 1937, former Alouettes Matthieu Quiviger and  Peter Howlett, both native Montrealers, as well as national team swimmer Holly McComb, who was born in Lachine, Que., raised in suburban Dollard des Ormeaux and now resides in Stouffville, Ont.

The hallowed hall now has 121 honoured members, including 24 Olympians, since the pantheon opened in 1996.
  
NOTE: Profiles of each new inductee follows. Biographies of all previous inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame are available online at http://www.mcgillathletics.ca/hof.aspx

Kim St-Pierre, a three-time Olympic gold medalist from Châteauguay, Que., was born Dec. 14, 1978 and went on to attend McGill, where she earned an education degree in 2005 and single-handedly turned the women’s hockey program around. She starred as a goaltender with the Martlets (1998-2004) and also played briefly with the Redmen. In 103 career games (99 starts) with the Martlets, she had a 50-40-12 overall record with 27 shutouts and a 2.13 goals-against average.

In regular season play, she posted a career 19-8-6 record in 33 games with 12 shutouts and a 1.74 GAA. She registered a plethora of McGill records, including a single-game mark of 62 saves in a 6-0 loss at Concordia on Oct. 25, 1998. St-Pierre was the Quebec conference rookie of the year in 1998-99 and was twice voted as the league’s player of the year (2000-01, 2002-03). A four-time all-Canadian and Team MVP, her collegiate career highlight occurred in 2002-03 when she received the Brodrick Trophy as CIS hockey player of the year, the Gladys Bean Award as McGill’s top female athlete and the BLG Jim Thompson Trophy as CIS athlete of the year.
 
John James “Jack” McGill was born in Ottawa on Nov. 3, 1909, and earned a commerce degree from McGill in 1934. A prolific scorer during his four seasons with the hockey Redmen, McGill recorded 93 career points, including 59 goals in 70 games overall from 1930-31 to 1933-34. He led the Redmen to three Queen’s Cup league championships, as well as one Quebec Amateur Hockey Association banner, a pair of Quebec Senior Hockey League titles and two appearances in the Allan Cup playdowns (1931 and 1934).

A 5-foot-10, 150-pound left-winger, McGill had the unique distinction of twice leading the league in both goals and penalties (1930-31 and 1932-33). He won the QSHL scoring title in 1932-33 with a 12-6-18 slate in 12 games. In his senior year, McGill posted an impressive 26-21-47 record in 28 games overall, then jumped to the National Hockey League, where he played three seasons with the Montreal Canadiens (1934 to 1937),
scoring 27 goals and 37 points with 71 penalty minutes in 134 contests. He passed away on Aug. 21, 1988 in Huntsville, Ont.
 
Matthieu Quiviger was born in Montreal on Nov. 5, 1970 and went on to play football at McGill, where he graduated with two degrees, earning a B.Sc. in 1994, followed by a bachelor of architecture in 1995. Quiviger won the Fred Dupré Trophy as Redmen football rookie of the year in 1990 and was a three-time winner of the team’s Touchdown Club Trophy as most outstanding lineman. A five-year starter at offensive tackle from 1990 to 1994, he earned all-conference honours twice in addition to meriting first team all-Canadian honours on both occasions — in 1992 and 1994.

In January of 1995, he was one of only two CIS players selected for the East-West Shrine Bowl, an annual showcase primarily designed for NCAA seniors looking to be drafted. He was subsequently selected in the first round (10th overall) by Saskatchewan in the Canadian Football League’s College Draft. He played for the Montreal Alouettes in 1996 but his career was cut short by a recurrent knee injury. He later served as a TV colour commentator and occasional host with RDS from 1998 to 2002, including a pair of Grey Cup games.
 
Peter Howlett was born June 11, 1942 in Westmount, Que., and went on to earn a civil law degree from McGill in 1966. Over his football career at McGill, the 6-foot-2, 218-pounder played at both defensive end and fullback, where he was voted twice by the Canadian Press as a league all-star. In 1965, Howlett received the Omega trophy as most valuable player of the Senior Intercollegiate Football League. That season, he averaged 95 yards per game in rushing and receiving combined. He finished second among the league’s rushing leaders, averaging 4.6 yards per carry.

In 1966, he had the rare distinction of serving as captain and was voted most valuable player of both the alpine ski and the football teams. He was drafted by the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1966 and then played three seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. Long after his pro football career was over, he continued his athletic career. He played briefly with the Canadian national rugby team and was voted the Quebec rugby player of the year in 1974. Howlett was named “Montreal Irishman of the Year” in 2006 and was invested as a member of the Order of Canada in 2008.
 
Holly McComb was born on Jan. 15, 1976 in Lachine, Que., and raised in Dollard des Ormeaux, Que. She graduated from McGill in 1998 with a physical education degree and was a key performer on the varsity swim team for four seasons. From 1995 to 1999, she captured a combined 15 gold medals in four trips to the Quebec conference championships in addition to a gold, three silvers and five bronzes at the CIAU national championships.

A four-time league all-star and two-time All-Canadian, she was named conference swimmer of the year in 1998-99, the same season that she captured the Gladys Bean Trophy as McGill’s female athlete of the year. The 5-foot-6 freestyle specialist, who also swam for Canada at the 1993 Pan Pacific Games in Japan, held six McGill records, including a CIAU championship meet standard of 8:20.05 in the 4x800m freestyle relay. McComb also shone in the classroom, making the Principal’s Student-athlete Honour Roll as well as earning Academic All-Canadian status. She was the recipient of numerous scholarships, in addition to a 1938 Champions Award for leadership and the team’s Marie-Claude Saumure Award for academic and athletic excellence.

 
Submissions for next year’s induction can be made by obtaining a nomination brochure from Earl Zukerman at earl.zukerman@mcgill.ca and submitting the form by March 1. A list of previous inductees is posted below.
 
 
Honoured members of the McGill Sports Hall of Fame
 
1996 INDUCTEES
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1938 Redmen football, TEAM
F.  Munroe Bourne, ATHLETE: (track & field, swimming, water polo)
Ethel Mary Cartwright, BUILDER
George Hodgson ATHLETE: (swimming)
Russ McConnell, ATHLETE: (football, hockey)
R. Tait McKenzie, ATHLETE: (gymnastics, football, track, skating, swimming, fencing)
Percival Molson, ATHLETE: (football, hockey)
James Naismith, ATHLETE: (rugby football, soccer and gymnastics)
 
1997 INDUCTEES
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1945-46 Redmen Hockey, TEAM
Dr. Gladys Bean, BUILDER
Dr. Bobby Bell, BUILDER
Dr. Phil Edwards ATHLETE: (track & field)
Dr. Cyril (Flin) Flanagan ATHLETE: (football, hockey)
Jack Gelineau ATHLETE: (hockey)
Frank Shaughnessy, BUILDER
 
1998 INDUCTEES
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Dr. Jerry Anderson, ATHLETE (football, swimming, diving, gymnastics, track)
Murray Hayes, ATHLETE (football, hockey, skiing, basketball, golf)
Dr. George Laing, ATHLETE: (football, tennis)
Dr. Willie Lambert, ATHLETE (football, hockey, basketball, volleyball)
Peter Landry, ATHLETE (squash)
George Vernot, ATHLETE: (swimming)
James Worrall, ATHLETE: (track, water polo)
Dr. Don Young, ATHLETE: (football; basketball)
 
1999 INDUCTEES
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1933-34 Redmen hockey, TEAM
Willard Crocker, ATHLETE: (tennis)
Ken Farmer, ATHLETE: (hockey, tennis)
Dr. David Fleiszer, ATHLETE: (football)
Major D. Stuart Forbes, BUILDER
Dr. Bob MacLellan, ATHLETE: (football, hockey)
Prof. Dorothy Nichol, BUILDER
 
2000 INDUCTEES
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1960 Redmen football, TEAM
Dr. Charles Drew, ATHLETE: (track & field)
Dr. Lorne (Monty) Montgomery, ATHLETE: (football, hockey, basketball, boxing)
Joan Orser-Roberts, ATHLETE: (synchro swimming)
Michael Soles, ATHLETE: (football)
Ralph St. Germain, ATHLETE: (football, hockey)
Howard Stupp, ATHLETE: (wrestling)
Dr. Jack Wright, ATHLETE: (tennis)
 
2001 INDUCTEES
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1936-37 Redmen hockey, TEAM
1981 Redmen soccer, TEAM
Nels Crutchfield, ATHLETE: (hockey)
Eniko Kiefer, ATHLETE: (diving)
Ron Perowne, ATHLETE: (football)
Dr. Tom Skypeck, ATHLETE: (football)
Dr. Dickens St-Vil, ATHLETE: (soccer)
 
2002 INDUCTEES
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Colin Adair, ATHLETE: (squash, track & field)
Hugh Farquharson, ATHLETE: (hockey)
Cameron Grout, ATHLETE: (swimming)
Vaughan McVey, BUILDER: (football)
Jim Miller, ATHLETE: (football)
F. M. Van Wagner, BUILDER: (track, cross-country, basketball)
Laird Watt, ATHLETE: (tennis)
 
2003 INDUCTEES
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1971-72 Redmen swimming, TEAM
Bob Anderson, ATHLETE: (football)
Bob Murray, ATHLETE: (tennis)
G. B. Maughan, ATHLETE: (boxing)
Reggie Sinclair, ATHLETE: (hockey)
Pauline McCullagh, ATHLETE: (swimming)
Tina Fasone, ATHLETE: (basketball)
 
2004 INDUCTEES
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1932-33 Redmen Skiing, TEAM
Doug Heron, ATHLETE: (football & hockey)
Dr. Leo Konyk, ATHLETE: (football & hockey)
Frank Patrick, ATHLETE: (hockey & baseball)
Mark Reade, ATHLETE: (hockey)
Hon. Sydney Pierce, O.B.E., ATHLETE: (track & field, football)
Anne Turnbull, ATHLETE: (basketball, archery, sailing, soccer)
 
2005 INDUCTEES
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1945-46 Redmen Tennis, TEAM
Harry Griffiths, ATHLETE & BUILDER: (swimming & diving, hockey, football)
John Hawes, ATHLETE: (swimming)
Georges Pouliot, ATHLETE: (fencing)
Bill Thompson, ATHLETE: (skiing)
Dr. Linda Thyer, ATHLETE: (track & field, cross-country)
 
2006 INDUCTEES
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Dr. George Athans, ATHLETE: (swimming & diving, basketball, soccer, rugby)
Dr. Richard Baltzan, ATHLETE: (hockey)
Dr. Ted Behan, ATHLETE: (hockey)
Elaine Fildes, ATHLETE: (tennis)
Gordon Gow, BUILDER: (soccer)
Julia Maughan, ATHLETE: (soccer)
 
2007 INDUCTEES
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Chris Drysdale, ATHLETE: (soccer)
David Johnson, ATHLETE: (distance runner)
Andrea Nugent, ATHLETE: (swimming)
Peter Reid, ATHLETE: (track, x-country, Nordic ski)
Vicky Tessier, ATHLETE: (basketball)
 
2008 INDUCTEES
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1987 Redmen Football, TEAM
Charlie Baillie, BUILDER: (football)
Herb English, ATHLETE: (football, hockey)
Tim Iannone, ATHLETE: (hockey)
Walter (Wally) Kowal, ATHLETE: (football, wrestling)
Peter Martin, ATHLETE: (squash)
Gayle Noble, ATHLETE: (soccer)
 
2009 INDUCTEES
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Thomas Barbeau, ATHLETE: (football)
Pierre Gendron, ATHLETE: (hockey)
Anne Gildenhuys, ATHLETE: (basketball)
Vic Obeck, BUILDER: (football)
Dr. Eric Walter, ATHLETE: (football)
 
2010 INDUCTEES
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1919 Redmen Football, TEAM 
Brian Decaire, ATHLETE: (soccer)
Tambra Dunn, ATHLETE: (distance runner)
Richard Pound, ATHLETE: (swimming)
Robert Pugh, BUILDER: (football)
Val St. Germain, ATHLETE: (football)
 
2011 INDUCTEES
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1997 Redmen Soccer, TEAM 
Dr. Ross Hill, BUILDER
Natalie Ioanidis, ATHLETE: (soccer)
Marc Mounicot, ATHLETE: (soccer)
Martin Raymond, ATHLETE/BUILDER: (hockey)
Rocky Robillard, ATHLETE: (football, hockey)
 
2012 INDUCTEES
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1962 Redmen Football, TEAM 
Aldo Braccio, ATHLETE: (soccer)
Carol Chiang, ATHLETE: (swimming)
Mark Joncas, ATHLETE: (football)
Frank McGill, ATHLETE: (football, hockey, swimming, water polo)

2013 INDUCTEES
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1982 Redmen Soccer, TEAM 
Sarah Ali-Khan, ATHLETE: (cross-country, track & field)
Wendy Whelan, ATHLETE: (volleyball)
Penny & Vicky Vilagos, TEAM (synchro swimming)
 
2014 INDUCTEES
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Peter Howlett, ATHLETE: (football, skiing)
Holly McComb, ATHLETE: (swimming)
Jack McGill, ATHLETE: (hockey)
Matthieu Quiviger, ATHLETE: (football)
Kim St-Pierre, ATHLETE: (hockey)

SOURCE:
 
Earl Zukerman
Communications Officer
Athletics & Recreation
McGill University
514-398-7012 (Tel.)
MOBILE SITE: http://mcgillathletics.ca/mobile/index.aspx
WEBSITE: www.mcgillathletics.ca
TWITTER: @EarlZukerman
E-MAIL: earl.zukerman@mcgill.ca
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www.mcgillathletics.ca/calendar.aspx
 
 

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