JAMES GUY

Jim Guy

Date of Birth: 1947
Place of Birth: Corner Brook, NL
Inducted: 2004 (Player Category)

For 16 hockey seasons Jim Guy demonstrated the skill and talent that made him one of the finest hockey players the province has ever produced. A relentless skater who had great puck control ability coupled with impressive passing and shooting skills, he was a great winger who was extremely successful in the corners and along the boards utilizing great determination as well as his size.

Playing his full career with the powerful Corner Brook Royals on a team that included other greats, he more than held his own in the high level hockey that was the provincial senior league from 1963 to 1989. His continuous play was a major factor in the success that the Royals enjoyed and he made them a better club because of his presence.

He was a strong skater with exceptional agility, able to turn quickly and well. A very hard worker in every one of his shifts, he contributed greatly to the Corner Brook attack but was just as valuable in a defensive role. He was in fact the complete hockey player.

The respect that he earned from his teammates as well as opponents and fans was such that he was a long-time Royals captain and for one season he served as playing coach. These situations are a lasting tribute to his leadership qualities, both on and off the ice. Playing with stars like Frank “Danky” Dorrington, he demonstrated his exceptional character.

Jim Guy was a major factor in three provincial senior hockey championships and thus three wins on the historic Herder Memorial Trophy. With Guy playing extremely well, the Royals won the Herder in 1966, 1968, and 1977, playing against some of the best teams to ever participate in Newfoundland and Labrador hockey.

After moving up through Corner Brook minor and school hockey, his talent was such that he was invited to the 1962-63 training camp of the Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Hockey League. He made an excellent impression on Hamilton officials but decided to return to Corner Brook and play provincial hockey.

A strong performer who played through any injuries, he appeared in more than 422 games setting the record for the player with the most provincial senior hockey games to his credit. He completed his career with 659 points made up of 332 goals and 327 assists. Comparing his goals and assists provides proof of his equal skill as a scorer and as a playmaker.

Jim Guy’s statistics are all the more impressive when it is realized that he normally played on the Royals’ second line to provide the club with a good one-two attack. He accepted this role in typical good form and again demonstrated his attitude of always putting the team first.