Four-time Vanier Cup champion Connellan enters CW HOF

Four-time Vanier Cup champion Connellan enters CW HOF

Longtime Calgary Dinos football coach won eight Hardy Cup titles

EDMONTON – Peter Connellan can add another hall of fame to his incredible university football resume, as the former Calgary Dinos head coach has been inducted into the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Connellan – who is a member of the Dinos Hall of Fame, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, and Canadian Football Hall of Fame – enters the conference Hall of Fame a day after Dennis Kadatz, who was Calgary's first football head coach and longtime athletic director.

Over the course of his time leading the Dinos Connellan guided the program to great heights, winning eight Hardy Cups (1977, 83-85, 88, 92-93, 95) and four Vanier Cups (1983, 85, 88, 95).

In his 13 seasons as head coach, he guided his team to 10 Hardy Cup appearances and compiled an overall postseason record of 16-6.

To read more about Connellan's outstanding career at Calgary you can read his complete Hall of Fame bio 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.