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Michael James 'Mike' McParland





Born: 1958 - North Bay ON


Elected: 10-Jan-1995

Inducted: 04-Mar-1995



Mike McParland played his minor hockey in West Ferris before joining the POHA North Bay Trappers in 1975. He helped them win their only Tier Two Junior “A” Championship, scoring twice in that thrilling 8th game of the POHA final against North York Rangers. He played two seasons with the OHL Sudbury Wolves and then attended University and played University hockey with Guelph. McParland led the Gryphons to the Provincial title in 1978-79, was the top CIAU scorer in the country, was named Rookie of the Year and the school's Male Athlete of the Year. The same season, he joined the Guelph Platers as they won the Provincial and Eastern Canadian Tier Two Championship and reached the Centennial Cup final. In 1979 he again led Guelph University to the Ontario title, was the league Leading Scorer, first team All Star and team MVP. The following year he joined the Senior “A” Cambridge Hornets as they won the Provincial and Eastern Canadian titles before losing in the Allan Cup final. In 1990, he was named to the Guelph U. Sports Hall of Fame. In 1980, McParland began 25 years in Europe as a player and later a coach. He started with Assen in the Dutch Senior League and won the scoring title, then went to Austria and on to Switzerland and the National League where he won two league scoring titles and had a pair of thirds in six seasons. He spent the next decade as a head coach and won one league title while reaching the finals twice. He coached in Germany and was the first head coach for the Nipissing Lakers CIS Hockey Club.

Inductee No.  156
Last Revised: 11/13/2011


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