Rhéal Cormier


  • Initiated construction of the first indoor arena on the Acadian Penninsula in Shippagan (1959)
  • Organized community sports programs from 1953-61 and served as volunteer arena manager from 1960-67
  • Coached local hockey teams to appearances in 7 provincial championships (1960-72)
  • Considered the "godfather" of young athletes in the region by providing opportunities for them to develop hockey skills 
  • Awarded the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association's Certificate of Merit in 1965
  • Shippagan arena named in his honour in 1974 (Le Centre Rhéal Cormier)
  • Named Honorary Citizen of Shippagan in 1980


Additional Info

  • Category: Builder | Bâtisseur
  • Sport: Hockey
  • Hometown: Shippagan
  • Year Inducted: 1994
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