Date of Birth: 1972
Place of Birth: St. John’s, NL
Inducted: 2020 (Athlete/Builder Category)
Chris Peach enjoyed a successful Junior A career in the Maritime Hockey League, and intercollegiate stint with the University of New Brunswick Reds before going on to play 10 years of pro hockey.
A native of C.B.S., Peach finished as one of the all-time top scorers for the Maritime league’s Summerside Capitals, leading the team in scoring three times, winning team rookie of the year honours and taking home Caps’ MVP honours once.
At UNB, Peach appeared in 71 career games, scoring 40 goals and assisting on 33 others.
He turned pro in 1996 and would spend eight seasons in the Western Pro league, Central Hockey League and Southern Pro league, with eight teams. He was an all-star in both the WPHL and CHL. In 1997-98, he was the WPHL’s Man of the Year for his community involvement with the Waco Wizards.
He also enjoyed pro stints overseas, in Germany (2000-01) and Italy (2004-05). In 570 professional games, Peach had 238 goals and 503 points.
After retiring from pro, he returned home to play provincial senior hockey with Deer Lake and Grand Falls-Windsor.
After a lengthy playing career, Peach hung up the skates in 2014 and took over behind the bench to coach the Gander Flyers of the West Coast senior circuit.
He also coached in the provincial major midget loop.