MONTREAL -Patrice Tremblay (B.Ed, 1992, Physical Education), who once starred for the McGill University men's hockey team, will have his jersey retired by the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, his old junior team, during a pre-game ceremony at the Centre Georges-Vézina in Chicoutimi, Dec. 29.
The 50-year-old native of Jonquiere, Que., is the all-time leading goal-scorer for Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey league, scoring 225 goals in 273 games over four seasons, while collecting 467 points from 1985 to 1989.
"It's really exciting," Tremblay told the media during a conference call from Vancouver. "Don't forget that I left that organization 30 years ago. To be remembered by this honour is very special."
Tremblay, a 5-foot-8, 155-pound right-winger, then moved onto McGill, where he earned a physical education degree in only three years and tallied 86 goals and 175 points in 106 games overall, from 1989 to 1992. He was an OUAA second-team all-star in his final season, when he won the team's Molson Cup award in 1991-92 and shared the Bobby Bell Trophy as Team MVP with (future NHL coach) Martin Raymond.
After graduating, Tremblay played pro hockey for three years in France before retiring to accept a teaching position in Maple Ridge, B.C.
Tremblay, who wore No.9 with both Chicoutimi and McGill, will become the first Sagueneens player who was raised in the region and went on to have his jersey number retired.
by Earl Zukerman, McGill Athetlics [view original article]