Peter Kelly

Category

Athlete

Sport

Multi-Sport

Hometown

Fredericton

Year Inducted

1978

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Peter Kelly

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

He served as University of New Brunswick Athletic Director for twenty-nine years, and as Varsity Hockey Coach for twenty of those years.He was also a New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island, Maritime, Willingdon Cup and America’s Cup championship golfer and Gowan Brae club professional. But “Pete” Kelly of St. Vital, Manitoba – the place of his birth, and of Fredericton – his home since 1947, is honoured here because of his professional hockey career that included play with Montreal Victorias and Royals, Charlottetown, St. Louis, Springfield, New York Americans and the 1935 and 1936 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings. He began his career with Detroit by playing in the longest game in history, - a long 1-0 Red Wing victory over the Maroons after six overtime periods.And he ended his career with the longest tenure as an Athletic Director in UNB’s one hundred and forty-three year history. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 3rd, 1979.

Quick Facts

  • Played 177 games in the National Hockey League with St. Louis, Detroit, New York Americans and Brooklyn from 1935-42 

  • Won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 1936 and 1937, scoring the Cup winning goal in 1936 

  • Set an American Hockey League scoring record with Springfield in 1942 with 33 goals, 44 assists and 77 points 

  • Won the NB/PEI amateur golf championship in 1937, 1938, 1939 and 1952 

  • Won the Maritime golf title in 1937, 1942 and 1951 

  • Member of 8 Willingdon Cup golf teams between 1937 and 1953 

  • Member of Canada’s first international America’s Cup golf team in 1952 

  • Coached University of New Brunswick hockey team to the Maritime championship in 1960, 1962 and 1964