RBC WALL OF DISTINCTION
By all accounts, Russ Blinco was Bishop’s finest hockey player. He also played football and was considered an all-round athlete and a gentleman.
Russ went on to star for the Montreal Maroons where he led them to a Stanley Cup in 1935. Members of the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors referred to him as “the greatest all-round hockey player” of his time.
Russ retired to Bedford, Quebec where he was a strong community member.
He passed away in 1982.
"Oggie" Glass was a first class athlete, scholar, and adminstrator at Bishop's University for many years. He was a fierce competitor and captained both the football and hockey teams to successful championships years.
Tom Price was an outstanding all-round athlete at Bishop’s University. He excelled at hockey as a goaltender, football where he was a two-way backfielder, and tennis (university champion) for three years.
During that time Tom was chosen twice as the “Best All-round Athlete” at the University.
Beyond this he was a member of the Student Council and from the late ‘60s to the early ‘70s. Tom distinguished himself as a member of the Bishop’s Executive Corporation.
Bishop’s University awarded him with a honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree in 1981.
Sylvia Burt was an accomplished student-athlete in the true sense of the phase. She captained the women’s basketball teams and was named Most Valuable Player from 1953 to 1955. She then proceeded to coach the team for two more years.
An excellent scholar, Sylvia was recipient of the Golden Mitre Award, the Governor General’s Medal and the Chancellor’s Prize.
Since then Sylvia has distinguished herself an outstanding golfer, winning the Quebec Provincial Senior Ladies Championship in 1987 and representing Quebec on the Senior Ladies Provincial team.
SDon Stringer was a truly outstanding athlete both during his days at Bishop’s and as a world class paddler.
He excelled at both football and basketball and was chosen as “Male Athlete of the Year” two out of three undergraduate years.
As a canoeist, Don represented Canada both at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne and the 1960 Olympics in Rome. He was also North American and Canadian Singles champion.
Don passed away in Toronto at the age of forth-five.