Ryerson University Athletics Hall of Fame 2009
With many great memories, members of the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey teams from the 1961-62 and 1962-63 seasons regretfully announce the passing of our respected team manager Dave Woodburn on 15 March, 2023.
In the 1961-62 season, Dave became Rams Assistant Manager under the tutelage of legendary Manager Ted Woods. Ted taught him to drive Ryerson’s big two wheeler stake truck used to take the players and equipment from downtown Toronto out to Scarborough Arena for practice. He also learned the finer points of ordering equipment as well as the crucial importance of handing just the right replacement stick to a player rushing past the bench after breaking his stick during a game.