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Father David Bauer

Father David Bauer was born November 2, 1924. He twice won the championship title of Canadian Junior Ice Hockey as a player in 1944 with Oshawa and 1961 as a coach with St. Mike's College. During his time in St. Mike's, Father Bauer had a belief that Canadian boys could play elite level ice hockey and receive a solid, formal education, as well. He believed that Team Canada was the proper vehicle for such a dream. In 1961 he began building a national team and represented his country with this team at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, finishing fourth. Father Bauer guided Canada at the IIHF World Championships in 1964 (bronze medal), 1966 (bronze medal) and 1967 (bronze medal) and at the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble (bronze medal). He was Managing Director of Team Canada at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid and in 1981 was named Vice-President of Hockey Canada and Chairman of the Olympic Program. Father David Bauer passed away November 9, 1988. He was inducted to the IIHF Hall of Fame within the builders' category in 1997.

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