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Clare Drake coached the University of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey and Football Teams to an enviable record of 13 conference titles, four Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union Hockey Championships, and one Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union Football Championship. In 1972, he coached the Canadian Student National Team to a silver medal at the World Student Games. Clare Drake coached the Canadian National Hockey Team in the 1980 Winter Olympics held at Lake Placid, New York.

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Since Induction:

  • 1967 - Edmonton Sportsman of the Year
  • 1974-75 - Intercollegiate - National C.I.A.U. Coach of the Year
  • 1975 - Edmonton Sportsman of the Year
  • 1983 – First CIAU coach to win 500 games
  • 1984 – Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1984-85 - Canada West Coach of the Year
  • 1985 – October 8 - Most wins by a coach in intercollegiate hockey history with 556 wins
  • 1986-87 - Canada West Coach of the Year
  • 1987 - University of Alberta Sports Wall of Fame
  • 1987-88 - Canada West Coach of the Year
  • 1987-88 - Intercollegiate - National C.I.A.U. Coach of the Year
  • 1989 – Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1989 – Assistant coach Winnipeg Jets
  • 1991 – Hockey Canada – Gordon Juckes Award
  • 1999 – U of A Alumni Wall of Recognition, 1999
  • 1995 – Mentor for the Canadian Women's National Hockey team
  • 2005 – Alberta Centennial Salute for Sport and Recreation Medal
  • 2006 – Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame
  • 2006 – Canadian Coaching Association – Geoff Gowan Award
  • 2008 – The Alberta Order of Excellence
  • 2013 – Order of Canada
  • 2014 – Order of Hockey in Canada
  • 2014 – CIS Jean-Marie De Koninck Coaching Excellence Award