Memorial set for hockey coaching icon Wayne Fleming

 

Service will be held at Canada Olympic Park on Tuesday, July 16

 
 
 
 
Wayne Fleming died on March 25 after a battle with brain cancer.
 

Wayne Fleming died on March 25 after a battle with brain cancer.

Photograph by: Brian Gavriloff

One of hockey’s great gentlemen, Wayne Fleming, will be remembered by family and friends at a memorial service Tuesday, July 16th, at 2 p.m. in the multi-purpose room on the second floor of the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park.

Fleming passed away on March 25th after a brave battle against brain cancer.

Over the course of a long career that took in NHL assistant coaching positions in Calgary, Edmonton, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Long Island and Tampa Bay, Fleming also coached extensively overseas and at the international level including three Olympic stints for his country.

Known as a teaching coach and among the most knowledgeable men in the game, he was an integral part of the staff that helped guide Canada to a historic Winter Games gold medal-winning performance at Salt Lake City in 2002.

“A consummate hockey guy,” is how former Calgary Flames’ coach Dave King accurately referred to Fleming on his passing.

 
 
 
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Wayne Fleming died on March 25 after a battle with brain cancer.
 

Wayne Fleming died on March 25 after a battle with brain cancer.

Photograph by: Brian Gavriloff

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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