Induction Year: 2013
During her time as a player, Nancy Wilson captained the University of Western Ontario’s hockey team, and played Senior hockey in the Vancouver area before making the jump to coaching.
Wilson has worked with BC Hockey and Hockey Canada in various capacities, which includes serving as coordinator of the provincial branch’s female high-performance program. She coached the BC Breakers (Western Women’s Hockey League) and Vancouver Griffins (National Women’s Hockey League) in the early 2000’s, and even worked a season as an assistant coach with the Langley Hornets of the BCHL.
Wilson has been the head coach of the BC contingent that competes at the Canada Winter Games, as well as the province’s senior women’s team. She has also been the bench boss for the University of British Columbia women’s team that competes in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
At the National level she has served as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team and assistant coach with Canada’s National Women’s Team. She won a silver medal at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship, and gold medals at the 2007 4 Nations Cup, and the 1999 and 2007 Air Canada Cup under-22 tournaments.
Nancy became the first-ever recipient of the Development Award – Female High-Performance Program, awarded in 2011 by BC Hockey. She is also the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Volunteer Award from Hockey Canada.