For Gord, his notable career in Hockey truly began at Ridley. In the days that Ridley's First team often played and defeated the Junior Varsity teams at RPI, Cornell and Princeton, that passion for teamwork and for the game became a part of his DNA.
A self-proclaimed “rink rat,” Gord played at Acadia University before moving to the front office, where he became an executive member and president of the 1992 Allan Cup Champions Cambridge Hornets. Always a builder and a friend to Ridley, Gord has had an influential hand in pushing student athletes our way, and in the evolution of hockey at large: he is a founding supporter of our now internationally recognized Girls Hockey programme.
To paraphrase the late Dr. Griffith, “If you lose, say nothing; if you win, say less.” “l can't say I lived up to that mantra,” says Gord, “but teamwork learned on the ice and field helped me learn to persevere when things in life didn't always go the way you expected.”
“Teamwork learned on the ice and field carried over into a business career and helped me persevere when things in life didn't go the way I expected.”