Field hockey legend Mollenhauer adds CW Hall of Fame to résumé

Field hockey legend Mollenhauer adds CW Hall of Fame to résumé

UVic star was part of women's national team's golden era

EDMONTON – After captaining the University of Victoria's first field hockey national championship team, Nancy Mollenhauer (Charlton) has entered the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Mollenhauer played at Victoria from 1980-84, and led the Vikettes to their first CIAU banner in the fall of 1984. Individually, Mollenhauer was a two-time CIAU Player of the Year (1983, 1984).

On the international stage, Mollenhauer was part of the senior national team's golden era.

Throughout the 1980s, Canada qualified for every world-class event, including the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympic Games. Canada won multiple medals during the decade, highlighted by silver at the 1983 World Cup and bronze at the 1986 World Cup. The team also won bronze at the 1987 Pan-American Games in Indianapolis, where Mollenhauer served as Canada’s flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies.

To read more about Mollenhauer's Hall of Fame career, click here.


For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life. 

To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 


About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.