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Henri Richard

Henri Richard, hockey player (born 29 February 1936 in Montreal, QC; died 6 March 2020 in Laval, QC). The younger brother of Joseph-Henri-Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Henri Richard played with the Montreal Canadiens from 1955 to 75. The nickname “Pocket Rocket,” which he thoroughly disliked, compared him to his famous brother at the start of his career, but gradually he earned his own reputation, becoming one of the best all-round players in the NHL. Slighter in build than his older brother, Henri had his own unique style of play completely different from Maurice’s, and he became well known for his exceptional stick handling and playmaking abilities.

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Henry Jackson

Henry Jackson, "Busher," hockey player (b at Toronto 19 Jan 1911; d there 6 June 1966). He joined Toronto Maple Leafs in 1929 and played left wing on the famous "Kid Line," with Joe Primeau and Charlie Conacher.

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Herb Carnegie

​Herbert H. Carnegie, CM, O Ont, hockey player, philanthropist (born 8 November 1919 in Toronto, ON; died 9 March 2012 in Toronto, ON).

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Herman Linder

Herman Linder, rancher, rodeo competitor, promoter (b at Darlington, Wisconsin 5 Aug 1907; d at Cardston, Alta, 18 Jan 2001). Born the son of a circus performer who emigrated from Switzerland to North America, young Linder rode yearling steers and unbroken range horses for amusement.

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Hervé Filion

Hervé Filion, harness-racing trainer and driver (born 1 February 1940 in Angers, QC; died 22 June 2017 in Mineola, New York).

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Hilda Strike

Hilda Strike, (born at Montréal, 1 Sep 1910; died at Ottawa, 9 Mar 1989). Hilda Strike was an athlete in the 1932 SUMMER OLYMPICS in TRACK AND FIELD.

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Horace Gwynne

Horace “Lefty” Gwynne, boxer (born 5 October 1912 in Toronto, ON; died 16 August 2001 in Toronto). Horace “Lefty” Gwynne was a smart, tactical, hard-hitting southpaw who fought as a bantamweight. He is one of only three Canadian boxers to win Olympic gold, the others being Albert Schneider (1920) and Lennox Lewis (1988). After his Olympic medal in 1932, Gwynne had a successful career as a professional, winning the Canadian professional bantamweight title in 1938. He retired in 1939 with a pro record of 39–8–2 with six knockouts. He was part of the inaugural class of inductees into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1955. He is also a member of the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame and the Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Horst Bulau

Horst Bulau, ski jumper (b at Ottawa 14 Aug 1962). Trained at Camp Fortune, he began skiing at 2½, competing in alpine events at 5.

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Howie Meeker

Howard William “Howie” Meeker, hockey broadcaster, player, coach (born 4 November 1923 in Kitchener, ON; died 8 November 2020 in Nanaimo, BC). Howie Meeker won a Junior B hockey championship and served with the army’s Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers before joining the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1946. He won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 1947, and won four Stanley Cups in his first five years with the Maple Leafs. He also served as a Member of Parliament and played a key role in the development of hockey in Newfoundland. He was perhaps best known for his enthusiastic and influential commentary on CBC TV’s Hockey Night in Canada. A Member of the Order of Canada, Meeker was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and the British Columbia Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Howie Morenz

On 28 January 1937, Morenz sustained a broken leg that proved to be a career-ending injury. In the months that followed, his health gradually declined, culminating in his death on 8 March of the same year.

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Hugh Fisher

Hugh Fisher, canoeist (b in New Zealand 1 Oct 1955). He finished first in the K-2 500 m and K-4 500 m events at the 1976 national championships and was 1979 and 1980 outrigger world champion. He missed the 1981 season

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Ian Millar

Ian Millar, CM, equestrian, entrepreneur (born 6 January 1947 in Halifax, NS). Ian Millar is the most successful competitor in the history of Canadian show jumping.