Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame inductions: Terry Ogden

For 18 years, Terry Ogden was a fixture behind the Fort Frances High School Muskie boys hockey team bench. He crafted a winning tradition on the ice that is unsurpassed on the NORWOSSA circuit.

Ogden led the Muskies to All-Ontario Championships 11 times as head coach. Under Ogden’s leadership the Muskies won Silver Medals in 1982, 84 and 85 and Gold Medals in 1986 and before a hometown crowd in 1989. The Muskies were the winningest team in the province over that period.

Although his teams were successful on the ice, Ogden called the fact the Muskies consistently iced competitive, character-filled teams as being his biggest coaching accomplishment. In reflection, he said it is nice to see the solid citizens former players have become. It is also rewarding to see the number of former players putting time into coaching hockey. For him, respect on and off the ice was his biggest reward. That respect was noted province wide when he received the OFSAA hockey leadership award in 1993.

A former Fort Frances Minor Hockey participant, Ogden graduated from the University of North Dakota and was a Four Year Letterman for the Sioux.