Date of Birth: 19xx
Place of Birth:
Inducted: 2005 (Female Category)
A native of Outer Cove, Debby Power enjoyed outstanding success in ice hockey during an athletic year that equals, and mostly surpasses, that of any other Newfoundland and Labrador athlete, male or female. She rates among the finest athletes ever produced within the province and her hockey career was over flowing with personal success.
Between 1976 and 1984, she was an all-star every season within Newfoundland Women’s Hockey League winning one scoring title. On five occasions she was runner-up to Hall of Famer Colleen Tapper for the League’s scoring crown.
Her hockey career started with the Outer Cove Blues, continued with Q Radio, and concluded with East End Club. She was captain of all three teams every season during her ten-season run and her leadership was a major factor in the clubs making the finals each and every season.
A center with great skating ability and exceptional range for a female player, she was assistant captain of the team that represented Newfoundland and Labrador at the 1984 Canadian championships in Brantford, Ontario and the 1985 Canadian championships at Spruce Grove, Alberta, In both competitions she was one of the top three performers for the team.
Her remarkable hockey career includes ten consecutive selections as her teams Most Valuable Player, demonstrating just how talented and valuable she was for any team with which she played.
The center ice area from goalmouth to goalmouth was the section of ice in which she performed with constant star ability but she also excelled along the boards and in the corners. At a time in female hockey when physical play was just coming into being locally, Debby Power was a leader, especially when facing mainland clubs.
In 1982 she was voted provincial and St. John’s female Athlete of the Year with hockey being an important aspect of her selection.
Within her athletic career she has always demonstrated great sportsmanship, exceptional co-operation with her coaches and teammates and a dedicated willingness to work for all the sports with which she has been involved.
She is simply a kind, considerate person blessed with great athletic skill and ability and a demonstrated regard for other people. She deserves membership in the Newfoundland and Labrador Hockey Hall of Fame.