Sport: Hockey: Year Inducted: 1992
Paul Lapointe moved to Cornwall in 1954 from Noranda, Quebec. He had played hockey for Noranda Midgets when they won the NOHA Championship in 1954.
Paul attended St. Lawrence High School where he played five years for their hockey team. He was also a five year member of the Junior “B” Flyers who won a league title in his final year.
In addition to hockey, Paul was an outstanding football player. He played four years for the Saints and helped them win three EOSSA Championships.
His final year at St. Lawrence saw Paul win the Jock Dalbec Trophy as that school’s Outstanding Athlete. It was a well deserved award for Paul had excelled in hockey, football, track and field, and basketball. Furthermore, he had played both baseball and fastball in various Cornwall Leagues.
Paul’s outstanding hockey skills and good grades earned him a hockey scholarship at Clarkson University. This team made the finals in the U.S. College Championships two out of Paul’s four years in college.
Although attending Clarkson on a hockey scholarship, Paul won his letter in baseball and his teams batting Championship. Furthermore he excelled academically being on the Dean’s List each of his years at Clarkson.
Returning to Cornwall, Paul began a successful coaching and teaching career. One of his major triumphs was CCVS’ 1965 EOSSA Football Championship. Led by Hall of Famer Bob (Argo) McNally, Lapointe’s football team destroyed Kingston Collegiate 40 to 19 to win CCVS’ first football Championship.
Paul ended his local teaching career at St. Lawrence where he had replaced Art Anderson as head of physical education.