Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

Guy Curtis

Birth: December 20, 1868
Deceased: September 04, 1930
Home Town: Delta, Ontario
Inducted as: Athlete/Builder
Inducted for: Hockey,
Inducted in: 1999


Guy was the preeminent Queen’s University athlete of the 19th century.

In an era when there were no eligibility rules, Guy played football for 12 seasons, from 1886 to 1898.

He was famous for his complex blackboard diagrams of football plays, and for scouring the rulebook for ways to give his team a tactical edge. Team captain and coach, he led Queen’s to its first Dominion Football Championship in 1893.

Guy was captain of the Queen’s hockey team as well. Twice the team challenged for the Stanley Cup. Queen’s played in ten Ontario Senior Hockey Championships, winning five.

Guy was instrumental in developing both football and hockey in Canada, and for introducing hockey to the United States by popularizing international exhibition games.

He was so renowned that his name appears in the Queen’s school song.