Gordon ‘Gord’ Arthur Hamilton

Biography

Builder - Coach : Year Inducted: 1993
Date of Birth: September 25th, 1945
Born in: Ottawa, Ontario

Gordon ‘Gord’ Hamilton (deceased) played four years of junior hockey with the Ottawa Montagnards and the Smiths Falls Bears. He captained the Monties and the Bears when they represented ODHA in the Memorial Cup. He began a seventeen year coaching career at age 23 with the Smiths Falls Bears. Later he guided the m&W Rangers, the Nepean Raiders and the Ottawa 67’s B’s hockey teams. He served as assistant coach of the Ottawa 67’s A’s.

He was President of the Rough Rider Rooters when $400,000 was raised to save the Rough Riders. In 1981 he became the president of the Ottawa-Nepean Canadians Sports Club and has helped raise $2.5 million for amateur sports in Ottawa-Carleton. He was Past Director of the National Sports and Recreation Centre. He was voted ACT Sportsman of the year in 1985 along with his brother Bruce Hamilton. He was honoured by the Ottawa Civic Hospital for fundraising efforts in 1992.