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Charles Hay, a graduate from Nutana Collegiate, enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan (B.E., 1925; L.L.D., 1965) in 1922.
His career highlights included Saskatchewan's first ever victory over Alberta in intervarsity football in 1922. He was captain of the team in his senior year.
He played goal on the Huskies hockey team for five seasons - 1921-22, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25 and 1926-27 - and was captain of the team for three years.
The 1922-23 hockey team won the city, intervarsity, provincial and Western Canadian senior championships. The team advanced to the Allan Cup final in Winnipeg, losing to the Toronto Granites.
While a student, Charles served on the Athletic Directorate for two years and after completing school, he served as alumni representative on the Men's Athletic Board. He was later on the university senate and board of governors.
Charles went on to a distinguished career in the petroleum industry, including serving as chair of the Canadian Petroleum Association.
As president of Hockey Canada, he helped negotiate the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union. He was inducted as a builder into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in 1974.