First Name: Wendell
Last Name: Young
Sport: Hockey
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2007
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Wendell Young is the only hockey player to ever win all four major North American hockey championships (IHL Turner Cup, AHL Calder Cup, CAHA Memorial Cup, and NHL Stanley Cup).

Young holds many goaltending awards in the AHL and the IHL, has the most consecutive playoff wins in the 1988 AHL and in the IHL, is the goaltender with the most consecutive wins, and had the longest unbeaten streak by a goaltender in 1997. Young racked up several goaltending records making him the IHL Chicago Wolves franchise leader among goaltenders in games-played (322), wins (169), saves (8,467), minutes (17,912), play-off wins (19), saves in one season (1,771), and shutouts (16).

His greatness isn’t merely described by his performance between the posts. After a stellar hockey career as a player, Young didn’t stop there. He became the goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames from 2001 to 2003, then retuned to the Chicago Wolves to serve as the goaltending and strength and conditioning coach in 2003. He is currently serving his third year as the assistant coach for the Wolves and as the team’s executive director of team relations.

Young is very well-known in Chicago for giving back to the community, and the game of hockey. Apart from his great hockey achievements, he has been recognized as the IHL Man of the Year and PHPA Man of the Year in 2001 for his community service.


• Only Goalie to win Stanley, Calder, Turner, and Memorial Cups
• Began career in the 1980-81 season with the Kitchener Rangers, OHL
• Retired in 2000-01 with IHL’s Chicago Wolves
• Played in 87 NHL Games
• Won Jack A. Butterfield Trophy, AHL Playoff MVP
• Aldege Bastien Memorial Award, AHL’s Top Goalie
• IHL’s Man of the Year Award
• Two-Time Stanley Cup Winner, 1991 and 1992
• Goaltending Coach for the Calgary Flames
• Management and Coach with the Chicago Wolves
• Colour Commentary for Radio and Television
• Part-owner QMJHL’s Lewiston Maineiacs
• Won both Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh Penguins