November 26, 2017

Legends of Team Canada: Dan D'Alvise

While many members of the 1980 Canadian Olympic team went on to at least a stint in the National Hockey League, Dan D'Alvise was not among them.

D'Alvise is the younger brother of Bob D'Alvise, a star with Michigan Tech who went on to play in the WHA.

Dan followed a similar route. He played at the University of Toronto, where he studied business, before joining the Olympic program. He was even drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 179th overall in the 1975.

Dan had a strong showing at the Olympics, scoring three goals and six points in six games. He scored twice in a game against the Dutch, and added a breakaway goal against the Soviets, tying the score at 4-4. Unfortunately the Russians pulled ahead and won that game 6-4 and buried Canada's medal hopes.

Following the Olympics D'Alvise played a couple of seasons in Italy. He later became a rink manager in Etobicoke, Ontario.

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