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The Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy, named in honour of Joseph Albert Sullivan, is presented annually to the outstanding ice hockey player (Player of the Year) in U Sports, the governing body for Canadian university athletics.

While studying to be a doctor at the University of Toronto in the 1920s, Sullivan was the goaltender for the Toronto Varsity Blues. He played with a team of graduates from the Blues representing Canada at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, where the team won the Gold Medal.

Like Sullivan, the fourth recipient of the Trophy, Randy Gregg of the Alberta Golden Bears, was also earning a medical degree while he played university hockey. In 1990, the Dr. Randy Gregg Award was created, honoring the U Sports ice hockey player who has exhibited outstanding achievement in ice hockey, academics, and community involvement.

List of winners

A table of the winners of the annual Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy.[1]

Season Player Position Team
1975-76 Jim Corsi Goaltender Concordia Stingers
1976-77 Ron Hawkshaw Forward York Yeomen
1977-78 Doug Caines Forward Toronto Varsity Blues
1978-79 Randy Gregg Defence Alberta Golden Bears
1979-80 Vince Friyia Forward Lakehead Thunderwolves
1980-81 Paul Stothart Forward Queen's Golden Gaels
1981-82 Paul Stothart Forward Queen's Golden Gaels
1982-83 Mark Locken Goaltender Saint Mary's Huskies
1983-84 Mike Ridley Forward Manitoba Bisons
1984-85 Rob Whistle Defence Laurier Golden Hawks
1985-86 John LeBlanc Forward UNB Reds
1986-87 Dave Quigley Goaltender Moncton Aigles Bleus
1987-88 Sid Cranston Forward Alberta Golden Bears
1988-89 Stacey Wakabayashi Forward Alberta Golden Bears
1989-90 Mike Bishop Goaltender Waterloo Warriors
1990-91 Wayne Hynes Forward Calgary Dinosaurs
1991-92 Shane MacEachern Forward UPEI Panthers
1992-93 Serge Lajoie Defence Alberta Golden Bears
1993-94 Duane Dennis Forward Acadia Axemen
1994-95 Sean Basilio Goaltender Western Ontario Mustangs
1995-96 John Wynne Defence Waterloo Warriors
1996-97 Matt Mullin Goaltender Guelph Gryphons
1997-98 Jean-Paul Davis Defence Guelph Gryphons
1998-99 Luc Belanger Goaltender UQTR Patriotes
1999-00 Russell Hewson Forward Alberta Golden Bears
2000-01 Russell Hewson Forward Alberta Golden Bears
2001-02 Jon Barkman Forward Saskatchewan Huskies
2002-03 Alexandre Tremblay Forward UQTR Patriotes
2003-04 Chris Stanley Forward Dalhousie Tigers
2004-05 Joel Scherban Forward Lakehead Thunderwolves
2005-06 Kevin Baker Forward Acadia Axemen
2006-07 Jay Langager Defence Lethbridge Pronghorns
2007-08 Rob Hennigar Forward UNB Reds
2008-09 Marc Rancourt Forward Saint Mary's Huskies
2009-10 Hunter Tremblay Forward UNB Reds
2010-11 Alexandre Picard-Hooper Forward McGill Redmen
2011-12 Andrew Clark[2] Forward Acadia Axemen
2012-13 Lucas Bloodoff Forward Saint Mary's Huskies
2013-14 Liam Heelis Forward Acadia Axemen
2014-15 Spencer Pommells Forward Windsor Lancers
2015-16 Guillaume Asselin Forward UQTR Patriotes
2016-17 Philippe Maillet Forward UNB Reds
2017-18 Anthony Beauregard Forward Concordia Stingers
2018-19 Luke Philip Forward Alberta Golden Bears
2019-20 Taran Kozun Goaltender Saskatchewan Huskies
2020-21 season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic


  1. ^ "Past Winners (to 2010–11): Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy (Player of the year)". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2017-03-10. Archived from the original on 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  2. ^ "Acadia's Clark named CIS men's hockey player of the year". Ottawa Citizen. 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2012-03-27.[permanent dead link]