Terry O'Malley

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Picture of Canadian Olympic Ice Hockey Defenseman Terry O'Malley
Olympic medal record
Representing  Canada
Men's Icehockey
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Grenoble Ice Hockey

Terrence M. O'Malley (born October 21, 1940 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey player. He is an Olympian who represented Canada at three Winter Olympics (1964, 1968 and 1980), winning a bronze medal in 1968. A long-time coach for a variety of Notre Dame Hounds' Bantam and Midget hockey teams at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, he was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1998.

Since 2006, O'Malley has coached the University of Regina women's ice hockey team.[1]


O'Malley played high school and Junior hockey at Toronto's St. Michael's College, winning a Memorial Cup Championship in 1961 under the coaching of Father David Bauer. After the teams Memorial Cup run, Father David Bauer became the head coach of the University of British Columbia men's ice hockey team, the UBC Thunderbirds.[2] For the 1962–1963 season, O'Malley, along with Ken Broderick, Dave Chambers, and Barry MacKenzie enrolled at the University of British Columbia where they played for the UBC Thunderbirds.[3]

In 1962, he joined the National and Olympic hockey university programs initiated by Father David Bauer in Vancouver, as well as when it moved to Winnipeg in the fall of 1964. His career development centered on education and International hockey including seven years with the Japan Hockey League.[4] He also was head coach of the hockey team at the University of British Columbia.[5] Following his hockey career, he was recruited by Martin Kenney Sr. along with fellow-Olympian Barry MacKenzie to join the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.[6] He was named the College's President in 2003, a position he held until 2006.[7]

A defensive defenseman, he was an ice hockey player on the Canadian Olympic and Canadian National teams from 1964 to 1970, and again, in 1980. In 1966, he wore the "C", captaining Canada's team and in 1968, he won a bronze medal in the Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.[4]

O'Malley was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998.

Personal life[edit]

O'Malley earned a Bachelor of Arts and Masters degree in Canadian History from the University of Manitoba. He later earned a Ph.D. in Sacred Letters from Saint Mark's College in British Columbia.[7]


  1. ^ "Terry O'Malley - 2017-18 Women's Hockey Coaching Staff - University of Regina". reginacougars.com. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "One on One with Father David Bauer". hhof.com. March 13, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "1962-1963 UBC MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM". gothunderbirds.ca. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Terry O'Malley". saskhockeyhalloffame.ca. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "1962-1963 UBC MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM". gothunderbirds.ca. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Pascal, Randy (April 4, 2011). "Looking back on a lifetime of hockey". sudbury.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Terry O'Malley". notredame.ca. Retrieved March 15, 2019.

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