Hockey Legend Marian Coveny Passes Away
Marian Coveny was a winner. In life, and in sport. The Canadian hockey legend, who hailed from Electric, just outside of Wallaceburg, passed away on January 6, 2022.
Coveny was the captain of Canada’s first ever women’s National hockey team, winning gold at the 1987 World Women’s Hockey Tournament. She also captained the Hamilton Golden Hawks to multiple National championships.
Coveny is a member of the Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame and McMaster University Athletics Hall of Fame, the school where she led McMaster to a pair of Ontario championships.
Coveny was a talented hockey player, getting her start with the Wallaceburg Hornettes. She was also a championship fastball player. She also won three National ball hockey championships.
After a long battle with cancer, Coveny passed away surrounded by love at age 67.
She will be remembered as one of the most influential hockey players to wear the Maple Leaf representing Canada.