Inductee Name: Janet Ellis
Date: Class of 2016
Inducted in the Builder category (now the officials category), Janet Ellis is one of the most distinguished technical officials in Canadian history.
Janet grew up on Prince Edward Island, where she was introduced to the sport while at High School in Charlottetown. She began her field hockey journey as a player and went on to play for Dalhousie University and the University of P.E.I.
After finishing school, she became the President of P.E.I. Field Hockey, thus beginning her administrative field hockey career.
Ellis had her first international opportunity as a technical official in 1989 and quickly worked her way up the ranks. She than became a member of the Pan American Hockey Federation Competitions Committee.
Ellis was appointed to her first Olympic Games in 2000 in Sydney, Australia where she was the assistant tournament director.
The 2nd Olympic appointment came in 2004 at the Athens Games where she was given the tournament director position.
In 2008, Ellis got her 3rd Olympic appointment as she was again appointed tournament director for the Beijing games.
Janet’s 4th, and final, Olympic Appointment came in 2012 as she was assistant tournament director for the London Olympics.
One of her greatest achievements was being appointed as the tournament director for two games in a row. Something that had not been done before.
Ellis states that her greatest field hockey memories involve meeting and working wither colleagues from around the world.
Congratulations to Janet Ellis on her induction into the Field Hockey Canada Hall-of-Fame.