Henry Hunting

Henry John (Henri) Hunting
Born: October 2, 1951 (Oakville, Ontario)
Died: June 5, 2014

 

Henry Hunting played two seasons of professional hockey in The Hague, the Netherlands. Before the 1972-73 season, the forward joined a club in the Hague named Veronica 538, after an offshore radio station. In two seasons, Hunting scored 69 goals with 74 assists in 51 games. He added 11 goals and 22 assists in 16 Dutch Cup playoff games in 1973.

Henry HuntingHunting, who was known as Henri during his playing days in Europe, also played for the Dutch national team in international competition.

He scored five goals in world championship competition in 1973, as the Dutch team finished in second place of Pool C, 16th overall. Hunting scored the only two Dutch goals in a 4-2 loss to France at The Hague. He added single goals in Dutch victories over Britain (13-3), Bulgaria (8-5) and China (7-0).

The Dutch were promoted to Pool B of the 1974 world championship. Hunting scored single goals in five games at Ljubljiana, Yugoslavia — a 7-5 victory over Romania, a 7-0 shutout of Norway, an 8-5 loss to Japan, a 7-4 loss to the United States, and a 9-4 loss to the host Yugoslavians. The Netherlands finished fifth in the pool, 11th overall.

Hunting returned to Canada for the 1974-75 season, playing intermediate hockey with his hometown Oakville (Ont.) Adanacs. He scored 59 goals in 51 games.

Hunting was president of Diverse Transportation, an Oakville reefer trucking company that specialized in bulk liquid shipments for the food, automotive and petrochemical industries.

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