List of Inductees 2001

1979 Senior Men's
National Team


Canada’s Men’s Team Team first participated at the Pan American Games in 1959, and it was twenty years later, at the Team’s sixth ever Pan Am Games, that the Team won its first medal.

The tournament took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 1-15, 1979. Cuba won the gold medal, winning over Brazil in the men’s final. Canada defeated Mexico to earn a bronze medal, its first Pan American Games medal.

Overall, Canada as a nation finished 3rd in total medal count, behind the US and Cuba. 

Members of the team

Richard Bacon
Stephane Joseph
Stelio DeRocco
Paul Gratton
Dean Hitchcock
Tom Jones
Mark Kolodzeij
Al Kostiuk
Richard McDonald
Charles Parkinson
Don Saxton
Al Taylor
Jim Helmer 
Jean-Claude Meilleur

Head Coach: Ken Maeda
Assistant Coach: Robert Harrison
Manager: John Paulsen