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Passi, Edward '62 - Hockey/Football

Edward ‘Ward’ Passi from the Class of 1962 was an athlete of incredible natural ability. He co-captained both First Football and First Hockey, played cricket for three years, winning the fielding prize once and the batting prize twice. It’s a little-known fact that Ward Passi narrowly missed yet another Ridley victory in 1962 when he placed 2nd along with Steve Spurling in the Sports Day Three-Legged Race. On a more serious note, the ACTA First Hockey report from that same year noted Ward’s “happy combination of hockey know-how and capacity to anticipate play, along with exceptional hockey skills in skating, stick-handling and shifting. He proved a worthy captain and directed his team with assurance and hockey ‘savoir faire’.” It’s no surprise that Ward went on to play for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, but not only as a hockey player. He earned First Colours as a member of both the Varsity Blues football and hockey teams. He captained the hockey team and received U of T’s George Biggs trophy for leadership, sportsmanship and performance. During the 1965-66 season, Ward brought home national championships in both of his varsity sports, first the Vanier Cup for football, then the CIAU hockey title. Consequently, he has been inducted into the U of T Sports Hall of Fame as a team member twice. In addition, he was a member of the Blues hockey team that won the bronze medal for Canada at the 1968 World University Games in Austria. 
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