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Stingers retire Corsi’s #1

by Archives January 16, 2002

Last Sunday, the Concordia Stingers honoured one of their very first hockey stars as they raised former goaltender Jim Corsi’s jersey to the rafters beside that of the late great Maurice Richard.
Corsi was on hand at the Ed Meagher arena as the Stingers and the university honoured him by retiring his No.1 and recognizing his achievements as a Stinger.
Corsi excelled in two varsity sports while at Concordia, the other being soccer. He was a star in his own right on the pitch, playing a sport he was raised on, growing up in the home of Italian immigrants.
Despite his soccer successes, it took him three attempts to crack the line up of the Stingers’ men’s hockey team. When he finally made the lineup, he made the most of it, leading the team to the provincial championship in 1976.
In 45 games, he recorded six shutouts and had a 1.16 goals-against-average. Those statistics, on top of the championship, would give
Corsi the honour of being the first recipient of the Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy, presented to the outstanding CIS hockey player.
After graduation, Corsi went on to have a solid 18-year career as a professional goalie, including one season with Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers and 14 years as an international star in Italy. He represented Italy at several world championships as well as the 1984 winter Olympic Games.
He was inducted into the Concordia Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and also served as the Student Athlete Academic Support Program coordinator from 1999-2001.
Since 1998, Corsi has been the goaltending coach with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL, coaching goalies like Dominic Hasek and Martin Biron.

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