17325 Robert Duchemin (RMC 1990) (photo on the right), a long standing Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) on-ice official was granted “Official of the Year for 2009“. Rob commenced his officiating duties at the age of 12 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He officiated in Nova Scotia’s minor hockey system until the age of eighteen. He was compelled to interrupt his officiating duties for four years when he was selected and played with the Royal Military College Redmen in the Ontario University Athletic Association (OUAA) League.
Post his Redmen career, Rob returned to officiating when he moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Rob was appointed and worked four years as a referee and linesman in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) and three years as a linesman in the Western Hockey League before moving to Australia in 1996 where he played for the Newcastle North Stars for a further four years. After finally retiring from a playing career, Rob spent five years as a referee in the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL).
Rob’s career highlights included appointments to two international games in Canada, the 1996 Royal Bank Cup Final (National Junior A) and refereeing at the IIHF World Championships in Turkey and Mexico. Rob currently runs a development program for 4 – 8 year old players and assists coaching the North Stars Atom team. He still actively officiates and also conducts on-ice official courses in New South Wales. http://www.iha.org.au/view/iha/news-story-archives/news_15016
Commodore Bill Truelove, Commandant, Royal Military College of Canada (right) presents a College coin to Dr. Roger Godard on Monday, Sept 27, 2010. The Commandant joined staff from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, where Dr. Godard is Professor, Emeritus, to thank him for his 31 years of service and to wish him well in his retirement.
Photo by: Dr Rachad Shoucri
RMC Pipe Major to Shearwater – Le cornemuseur principal du collège part pour Shearwater
Pipe Major WO Daniel Smith will be leaving for a posting to Shearwater, NS after two busy years at the college. RMC Pipes & Drums will remember him for his excellent teaching and mentoring.
Le cornemuseur principal Adjudant Daniel Smith nous quitte cette semaine pour un transfert à Shearwater, NE après deux années bien remplies au collège. Les Cornemuses et Tambours du CMR se rappelleront de lui pour son excellent enseignement et mentorat.
From left to right : CWBO Ocdt IV Evan Heath, CWDM Ocdt IV Marc Jacquard, WO Daniel Smith, WO Eugene Heather (new Drum major).
De gauche à droite: DIMU Élof IV Evan Heath, DITAM Élof IV Marc Jacquard, Adj Daniel Smith, Adj Eugene Heather (nouveau Tambour major)