Inducted 2014

Calvert “Athlete” Andy Sullivan had a 26-year playing career in the sport of Hockey that overflowed with success, leadership and skill. Andy was a tall, shifty forward who displayed exceptional stick handling and play making abilities. From 1980 – 1983 Andy played in the St. John’s Junior Hockey League and in two seasons tallied a total of 74 goals, 64 assists, and he was awarded 2 MVP awards, 2 Gentlemanly Player Awards and 2 scoring titles. In 1987 – 1988 Andy played with the Canadian Men’s Ball Hockey Championship team and shined for the St. John’s Capitals as he scored five goals and assisted 9 times for 14 Allan Cup points. In provincial senior league competition Andy’s regular season points totaled 562 which is the eleventh highest in the league’s history as he added a remarkable 343 assists to his 183 goals in 204 games with only 86 penalty minutes. In addition to this outstanding career Andy added 90 playoff points with 35 goals and 55 assists leading him to five Herder Memorial Trophies, five scoring titles, two Gentlemanly Player awards and on three occasions being voted Most Valuable Player. In the Avalon West Hockey League Andy won 3 scoring titles and 3 regular season MVP Awards, while the Inter City League brought him 2 league titles, 2 MVP Awards and 2 scoring titles. From 1993 – 1996, after declining the opportunity to play junior hockey in Ontario and a tryout with a National Hockey League club, Andy played with the St. John’s Maple Leafs of the American Hockey League and totaled 32 games played, 4 goals and 12 assists. In 1995 he was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Hockey Hall of Fame. Sullivan ranks as one of the top hockey players developed within Newfoundland and Labrador and is certainly considered among the best in hockey history of this province. Highly skilled, talented and sportsmanlike, Andy Sullivan’s career should be used as a model for all young athletes as his career was a credit to his sport, province, family and himself. These achievements speak to Andy Sullivan’s induction into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame.