Peter Joseph Alexander Chuchmach
Born: June 21, 1956 (Toronto)
Died: January 8, 2015 (Windsor, Ontario)
Pete Chuchmach skated in 25 games over three seasons for the Big Red of Cornell University at Ithica, N.Y. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound defenceman scored two goals with two assists.
Born in Toronto and raised in suburban Milton, Ont., Chuchmach was a proud alumnus (Cornell ’78). He was attending a game at the university on Jan. 27, 2012, when he fell down the steps outside Lynah Rink. Chuchmach hit his head on the tire of a bus, suffering a severe spinal-cord injury. He spent 18 months in intensive care before being moved to a continuing-care facility.