March 15, 2017

SIX FOR SIX IN CCAA CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Thirty five seasons ago, a Stettler, Alberta native guided the Ooks to NAIT's first national title in any sport. Twenty five years ago, Perry Pearn guided NAIT to an unprecedented sixth CCAA national hockey championship in their unprecedented sixth appearance in the gold medal game.

In 14 seasons behind the Ooks bench, the 1984 CCAA Coaching Award of Excellence recipient posted 21 wins in 25 outings at CCAA national championships and two more victories at a national qualifier for a winning percentage of .852.

When Pearn parted ways with the Ooks after the 1992-93 season, he was the conference's career coaching leader in championships (6), first place finishes (7), seasons (14), wins (291), and games (412). In addition, he set a number of conference records that still stand including most consecutive regular season/playoff wins (52), most consecutive regular season wins (42), and most consecutive playoff wins (16), most consecutive appearances in the conference finals (7) and most consecutive conference champions (4).

During his tenure at NAIT, Pearn was also on the coaching staff of Team Canada at three World Junior Championships (1990, 1991, 1993). After a pair of gold medals as an assistant coach, Perry brought home a gold medal as a head coach.

For the past 21 seasons, he has been an assistant coach in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets, the Ottawa Senators, the New York Rangers, the Montreal Canadiens and the Vancouver Canucks.

On July 23rd in Canmore, he will become the fourth conference coach to be inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame joining Dale Henwood, Al Ferchuk, and Ken Babey.


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PERRY PEARN'S COLLEGE & INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY STATISTICS

College (Men's Ice Hockey)
Season Team League Role GP W L T OTL Pct. Result Award(s)
1978-79 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 29 12 16 1 0 .431 Lost in ACAC Finals  
1979-80 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 26 13 13 0 0 .500 Lost in ACAC Semi Finals  
1980-81 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 30 15 14 1 0 .517 Lost in ACAC FInals  
1981-82 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 32 19 11 2 0 .625 Lost in ACAC Finals, CCAA Champions  
1982-83 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 30 18 12 0 0 .600 Lost in ACAC Finals  
1983-84 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 34 29 5 0 0

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ACAC Champions, Lost in CCAA Bronze Medal Game ACAC Coach of the Year, CCAA Coaching Award of Excellence
1984-85 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 33 33 0 0 0 1.000 ACAC Champions, CCAA Gold Medalists ACAC Coach of the Year
1985-86 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 33 30 3 0 0 .909 ACAC Champions, CCAA Champions ACAC Coach of the Year
1986-87 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 34 27 6 1 0 .809 ACAC Champions, CCAA Bronze Medalists ACAC Coach of the Year
1987-88 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 26 16 9 1 0 .635 Lost in ACAC Semi Finals ACAC Coach of the Year
1988-89 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 34 22 10 2 0 .676 Lost in ACAC Finals, CCAA Champions  
1989-90 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 34 31 1 2 0 .941 ACAC Champions, CCAA Champions ACAC Coach of the Year
1991-92 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 36 32 4 0 0 .889 ACAC Champions, CCAA Champions ACAC Coach of the Year
1992-93 NAIT CCAA (ACAC) Head 28 17 10 1 0 .625 Lost in ACAC Semi Finals  

International (Men's Ice Hockey)
Year Team Event Role GP W L T OTL Pct. Result
1990 Canada U-20 IIHF World Junior Championships (Helsinki, Finland) Assistant 7 5 1 1 0 .786 Gold Medalists
1991 Canada U-20 IIHF World Junior Championships (Saskatchewan, Canada) Assistant 7 5 1 1 0 .786 Gold Medalists
1991 Canada Spengler Cup (Davos, Switzerland) Assistant 4 3 1 0 0 .750 Bronze Medalists
1993 Canada U-20 IIHF World Junior Championships (Gavle, Sweden) Head 7 6 1 0 0 .857 Gold Medalists

International (Women's Ice Hockey)
Year Team Event Role GP W L T OTL Pct. Result
2018 Canada Olympic Winter Games (Gangneung, South Korea) Assistant 5 4 0 0 1 .900 Silver Medalists

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