Education alumnus, Martlets hockey coach Peter Smith (B.Ed '79, MA '86) reaches 500 win milestone


Published: 23Nov2018

Martlets hockey coach Peter Smith (B.Ed (Physical Education) 1979, MA (Sports Psychology) 1986) became just the third women's hockey coach in Canadian university history to reach the 500-win plateau. 

An eight-time recipient of the Quebec university coach-of-the-year honours (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014), Smith is also a three-time U SPORTS coach of the year, winning the award in 2012 and 2008, in addition to sharing the honoursin 2003 with Lisa MacDonald of St. Mary's.

A native of Lachine, Que., Peter Smith is in his 19th season behind the McGill bench. Smith, who served as an assistant coach for Canada at the Vancouver Olympics, has guided the Martlets to a record of 499-208-33 in 740 games overall (.697) behind the McGill bench. In regular season play, he owns a 257-56-11 record in 324 contests (.810).

The only others with more victories are current Alberta Pandas coach Howie Draper (567-147-11) and former Concordia Stingers bench boss Les Lawton (626-392-75).