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U SPORTS’ Drake and Goyette to be Inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame

By Randy Lucenti on July 14, 2017

Clare Drake and Danielle Goyette are among the 2017 induction class named to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Drake, who guided the University of Alberta Golden Bears for 28 seasons was named in the builder category while Goyette, current head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos, enters as a player. (Drake: Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics; Goyette: David Moll/University of Calgary)

Former University of Alberta Golden Bears men's head coach Clare Drake and current University of Calgary Dinos women's bench boss Danielle Goyette are among the 2017 induction class named to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Drake enters the Hall in the builder category while Goyette goes in as a player. The pair will be formally inducted during a ceremony on Nov. 13 in Toronto.

Drake led the Bears to six U SPORTS (formally CIS) national titles and 17 Canada West conference crowns during his 28 seasons of university hockey.

The Yorkton, Sask. native, who retired in 1989, finished his university career with an overall record of 697-296-37. He also spent time coaching in the WHA with the Edmonton Oilers (1975-1976), was a member of the Team Canada Olympic coaching staff in 1980 and led Canada to its first-ever Spengler Cup crown in 1984. 

Goyette was a member of Canada's national team program for 16 seasons. During that stretch, the national squad claimed eight world championship titles and twice won Olympic gold (2002, 2006).

The St. Nazaire, Que., who scored more than 100 goals on the international stage over her playing career, becomes just the fifth female named to the Hall.

She has guided the Dinos to 96 regular season wins over the past seven seasons and led Calgary to a 20-win season and a national title in 2012.

The other 2017 Hall inductees include players Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk and Mark Recchi along with Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs in the builder category.

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By Randy Lucenti| July 14, 2017
Categories:  College
Keywords:  U Sports

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