Years Played: 1950, 1951, 1952
NCAA Championships: 1951 and 1952
From Calgary, Alberta, Bob Heathcott played for the Toronto St. Mike’s Junior B and Junior A teams, as well as the Wetaskwin Canadians Junior A team before enrolling at Michigan. He played three years under Coach Vic Heyliger, 1949-1950 through 1951-1952. His career scoring totals include thirty-nine goals and sixty-four assists for 103 points. He led all Michigan scorers in 1952 with thirteen goals and thirty-one assists in twenty-four games.
Nicknamed “Happy”, his most memorable experience was scoring three goals in a 5-4 victory over archrival Minnesota. He also scored the winning goal in the first game of the NCAA Tournament in 1951, an 8-2 Michigan victory. He was one of two defensemen on the 1951 All-Tournament Team and was a 1951 All-American selection. After graduating with a degree in Geology, Bob Heathcott returned to Calgary and a career in the oil industry.
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