Becky Kellar Duke is one of the most decorated hockey players in the world – male or female. Becky’s career - on ice – began as a ringette player in her then hometown of Hagersville Ontario. She quickly transitioned into hockey where her skill level attracted the interest of a number of NCAA D1 universities. Becky selected Brown University - a highly respected Ivy League school. Becky was a multi-talented athlete at Brown. When not playing defense for the Brown Bears she played second base for the Bears softball team. Twice Becky was an All-Ivy First Team All-Star selection. Add three-time All-Ivy hockey team honours to her remarkable collegiate resume. During her Bears hockey career she helped lead Brown to three straight ECAC regular season titles and two Ivy League title. The adroit defenseman recorded 47 goals and 82 assists over her incredible four year Brown Bears career. In 2005 Becky was inducted into the Brown University Sports Hall of Fame. Becky’s game has been truly global. Seven times she competed in the Nation Cup Tournament winning five gold medals; seven times she suited up for Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships capturing four gold and three silver. The four-time Olympian collected three gold (2002; 2006; 2010) and one silver medal (1998) at the esteemed winter global games. A remarkable statistic of note: Becky Kellar-Duke is one of only four women who has played in four Olympic Games. Locally, Becky played for the Burlington Barracudas in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Twice she was named CWHL top defender as well as a CWHL All-Star. Since becoming a Burlington resident almost two decades ago Becky’s contribution to the community at large – and – youth in particular - has been profound. She has coached Burlington Youth Soccer; Burlington Blast Ringette; BOMBA Baseball; Barracuda Hockey; BLOMA Hockey - earning Coach of the Year Honours (2015) and Burlington Rep Hockey where once again her skill behind the bench was recognized earning 2017 Coach of the Year. Becky has been described as a “trailblazer,” “game changer,” a “difference-maker.” And indeed she is! She is a genuine “role model” - an inspiration for not only young women – but - all with whom she interacts. Becky has travelled extensively in Canada as a keynote speaker sharing her love for the game of hockey and her love of life. She has delivered leadership workshops to Girl Guides of Canada; day clinics in First Nations communities promoting self-esteem and positive life choices; presentations at numerous Burlington schools; Probus; and various service clubs in the area – including Rotary; as well as delivering motivational speeches to multiple sports teams and corporations. Clearly, Becky Kellar Duke is committed to country, community and kids. She is indeed meritorious of induction into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame as an athlete/builder. We are delighted to welcome Becky to the Hall.