An event-filled weekend celebrating the tradition of ice hockey at Hamilton will be held Feb. 21-23 on the Hill. Activities will include men's varsity games against Colby and Bowdoin and an Alumni Hockey Game. A highlight of the weekend will be the retirement of former Continental goaltender Guy Hebert's jersey on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2:30 p.m.
Hebert graduated from Hamilton College in 1989 as the program's all-time leading goalie. While at Hamilton, Hebert led the Continentals to four straight ECAC Playoff appearances and a #1 national ranking for the first time in the program's history. As a senior, Hebert set a school record for most wins in a season and was named a first-team All-American. During his junior year Hebert was drafted in the 9th round by the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.
Starting on an IHL team in Peoria, Ill., Hebert quickly worked his way up to the Blues NHL squad. In 1980, he was selected to represent the United States in the Goodwill Games, leading the U.S.A. to a gold medal.
In the 1993 expansion draft, Hebert was the #1 pick for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. He spent the next eight years as the starting goalie, earning a starring role in the NHL All-Star game. Hebert holds seven different goaltending records for the Ducks, including most games (441), most wins (173) and most saves (11,813).
In 1994 Hebert was once again called on to represent his country when he participated in the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Another one of Hebert's greatest accomplishments was helping Team U.S.A. win a World Championship.
Hebert is currently finishing out his contract with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, as the Alumni Association director, working with the public relations department and doing radio and television broadcasts.
For information on attending the Alumni Hockey Weekend, contact Jay Bonham, associate director of annual giving, at (866) 729-0315, or email@example.com.