Inductee Name: Paul ‘Bubli” Chohan
Date: Class of 2014
Inducted in the athlete category, Paul “Bubli” Chohan is one of the most accomplished and experienced athletes in the history of Canadian field hockey.
Bubli competed in 317 senior matches for Canada and was a staple on the international scene in a career which spanned more than two decades.
Bubli’s exposure to field hockey was organic and came at a very early age by way of watching his father play from the sidelines.
By age 10, he was practicing and competing with the men. It’s no surprise then that when Bubli was named to the senior National Team at age sixteen, he fit right in.
Just two years after joining the National Team, Paul would have an opportunity to do something every canadian athlete dreams of, representing canada at a home Olympic Games.
Paul ended up competing in three Olympic Games, three World Cups and a whopping six Pan American Games. It all began in 1976 where he and the Canadians were the host team at the Montreal Olympics.
The 1983 Pan american Games’ gold medal is one of four Pan American medals he won during his time with the National Team, including another gold in 1987, a tournament at which he was named Canada’s flag bearer.
With 317 caps under his belt, Paul is one of only three players who have played 300 matches for Canada.
Congratulations to Paul “Bubli” Chohan on his induction into the Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame.