Date of Birth: 1963
Place of Birth: Bathurst, NB
Inducted: 2018 (Player Category)
Cormier was the preeminent “power forward” in the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League during the 1980s.
A native of New Brunswick, Cormier was a cornerstone on the Corner Brook Royals for five seasons, helping the club win a trio of Herder Memorial Trophy championships and an Allan Cup Canadian senior hockey championship.
The Royals won the Herder his first two years in Corner Brook — 1985 and ’86 — and the Allan Cup his second season. He finished third overall in league scoring both those years.
Cormier, who would captain the Royals, was the provincial senior league’s MVP in 1988. He finished his senior league career with 182 goals and 203 assists for 385 points in only 178 games, good for 27th place on the all-time senior hockey scoring list. His 566 penalty minutes are 11th all-time.
Cormier shined on the national stage, scoring 18 goals and 23 assists for 41 points in Allan Cup play, good for a second-place tie with teammate Tony Cuomo on the all-time list for players on Newfoundland hockey teams. He’s easily No. 1 in penalty minutes with 178.
In the Newfoundland senior league, Cormier is 11th all-time in penalty minutes.