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.
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.
Herbert H. Carnegie, CM, O Ont, hockey player, philanthropist (born 8 November 1919 in Toronto, ON; died 9 March 2012 in Toronto, ON).
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.
Herman Smith Johannsen
A pioneer in all forms of skiing, Johannsen acted as organizer, instructor, coach and official well into his nineties.
Hervé Filion, harness-racing trainer and driver (born 1 February 1940 in Angers, QC; died 22 June 2017 in Mineola, New York).
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.
Hockey Coach Guilty of Sexual Assault
This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on January 13, 1997. Partner content is not updated.For the victims, there was no joy last week when junior hockey coach Graham James was sentenced to 3 ½ years in a federal penitentiary for sexually assaulting two former players.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hudec the conquerer
Despite near-catastrophic injuries, Jan Hudec came back and won Canada’s first alpine medal in 20 years
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
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.
In Conversation with Alexandre Bilodeau
On 6 June 2014, author Jeremy Freeborn interviewed two-time Olympic moguls champion Alexandre Bilodeau for The Canadian Encyclopedia.
In Conversation with Anne Heggtveit
On 25 June 2014, author Jeremy Freeborn interviewed Anne Heggtveit of Ottawa, ON, at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary for The Canadian Encyclopedia.
In Conversation with Catriona Le May Doan
On 30 November 2015, Catriona Le May Doan spoke to Jeremy Freeborn for The Canadian Encyclopedia.
In Conversation with Clara Hughes
On 6 October 2014, author Jeremy Freeborn interviewed Clara Hughes for The Canadian Encyclopedia. A six-time Olympic medalist in cycling and speed skating, Hughes cycled across Canada in 2014 to raise awareness of mental health issues.
In Conversation with Danielle Goyette
On 22 June 2015, Danielle Goyette spoke to Jeremy Freeborn at her office at the University of Calgary, where she is the head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hockey team.