Fabian Joseph

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Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Silver 1992 Albertville Team
Silver 1994 Lillehammer Team

Fabian Gerard Joseph (born December 5, 1965 in Sydney, Nova Scotia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He is most prominent for his role with the Canadian Men's national ice hockey team in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is a winner of two Winter Olympic Silver medals.[1] He was Captain of Team Canada at the Lillehammer Olympic games in 1994.[2] After playing hockey, Joseph continued his career, notably coaching the men's ice hockey team at Dalhousie University.

Ice hockey career[edit]

Joseph had moderate success in the amateur leagues by scoring 127 points for the Victoria Cougars of the WHL in 1984. Subsequently, Joseph was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs 109th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.[3] In 1985, he joined the Canada men's national ice hockey team. Joseph never actually played in the NHL. After his time on the national team, Joseph joined the Nova Scotia/Cape Breton Oilers (an affiliate with the Edmonton Oilers) in 1988. Joseph was captain of the team for the 1989 and 1990 AHL seasons. He also scored 30 goals or more in each of his three seasons with the team (31 in 1988, 32 in 1989 and 33 in 1990). Subsequently in 1991-92, he returned to the Canadian National Team and won two Winter Olympic Silver medals (1992 and 1994) as well as being team captain.[2] In all, Joseph had 163 points in 282 games while playing with the Canadian National team.[4] Joseph also spent time playing in the Swiss and Italian Hockey leagues before ending his playing career with the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League in 1996.

Post playing career and coaching[edit]

Joseph's coaching career began with the Milwaukee Admirals of the IHL (Now part of the AHL) between 1996 and 1998.[5] He then worked as an assistant coach for the Halifax Mooseheads (2000 Memorial Cup participants) and was head coach and director of hockey operations for the Dalhousie Tigers, a Canadian university Men's Hockey team for 7 seasons.[5] He is now part of the coaching staff of the Moncton Wildcats in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

In 2002, Joseph was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic Hockey Legacy". The Beaver. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Interview with Fabian Joseph". CBC Information Morning. September 28, 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Fabian Joseph". Hockey Draft Central. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  4. ^ Neil Hodge (February 13, 2010). "Wildcats coach has special Olympic memories". Times and Transcript. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  5. ^ a b "Fabian Joseph". Moncton Wildcats. Retrieved 2010-03-01. [dead link]

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