Ryan Smyth and Mel Davidson inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame

Ryan Smyth (Resolute, Wikimedia Commons)

According to the Canadian Press on Monday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Ryan Smyth of Banff, Alberta, and Melody Davidson of Coronation, Alberta are being inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario. Smyth won a gold medal for Canada in men’s ice hockey at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt ¬†Lake City, and Davidson was the head coach for Team Canada in women’s ice hockey when the team won the gold medal at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

In addition to winning a gold medal for Team Canada, Smyth won the gold medal for Canada at the 1995 World Junior Hockey Championship in Red Deer, Alberta, the 2003 World Hockey Championship in Helsinki, Finland, the 2004 World Hockey Championship in Prague, Czech Republic, and the 2004 World Cup in Toronto. He also was the Team Canada captain at five World Hockey Championships. Davidson, meanwhile, also guided Canada to a gold medal at the 2000 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Mississauga, Ontario, and the 2007 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Smyth played 90 games for Team Canada. He had 23 goals and 24 assists for 47 points. Others inducted include Jaromir Jagr, Igor Liba, Jaroslav Pouzar, Natalie Darwitz, Kenny Johnsson, and Petteri Nummelin.


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