Inductee: 1964 Men’s National Team
Date: Class of 2016
Inducted in the Team category, the Men’s 1964 Olympic Team is the first team to be inducted into the Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame.
The team qualified for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan as Canada’s first field hockey team, men or women, to ever compete at the Olympic Games
Qualification came a year earlier in 1963 as the team beat the USA in a winner-take-all match qualify as the lone country from the America’s.
Once at the Olympics, Canada finished with 1 victory and 6 losses, finishing 14th. The lone victory came against Hong Kong.
This was the first major competition that for which Canada ever qualified and the most memorable memories for the athletes revolve around the size and magnitude of the event.
Congratulations to the 1964 Men’s Olympic Team on your induction into the Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame.
Canada – Germany 1-5
Canada – Netherlands 0-5
Canada – Hong Kong 2-1
Canada – Spain 0-3
Canada – Belgium 1-5
Canada – India 0-3
Canada – Malaysia 2-3
Peter Vander Pyl
Coach Michael Wheaton