Anthony (Rocky) Robillard

A native of Ottawa, Rocky Robillard was a star hockey and football player at St. Patrick's College in Ottawa. With the start of World War II, Robillard enlisted and served his country with pride.

After the war, Robillard returned to school, first at Carleton College in Ottawa in 1945 where he also played football. Robillard also saw some action with the Ottawa Trojans of the ORFU (Ontario Rugby Football Union) in 1946.*

Robillard started at McGill in 1947, playing both football and hockey and led the Intercollegiate football league in scoring in 1949..

Besides playing football, Robillard was also an excellent hockey player and went on to coch at the high school and university level in that sport. In 1951, Robillard was named the head coach of the McGill hockey team and held that post until 1958. Robillard then coached Fisher Park High School in Ottawa and then the University of Ottawa hockey club.

Rocky Robillard was named to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Rocky Robillard passed away on October 27, 2008.

* Robillard might have played or at least tried out with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1945, but there is no clear record of this.

Robillard in Hockey Scoring Leaders at St. Patrick's - January 25, 1941

Robillard Hoofing Them for Carleton College - October 20, 1945

Robillard at Trojans Practice - May 18, 1946

Robillar Playing With Trojans - October 31, 1946

Robillard Wins Intercollegiate Scoring Title - Nov. 15, 1949

Robillard May Joine Alouettes - December 5, 1949

Robillard Named McGill Hockey Coach - March 20, 1951

Robillard Becomes Head Coach of Ottawa University Hockey Team - June 29, 1960

Robillard in the McGill Hall of Fame

Obituary for Rocky Robillard


Year Team GP
1945 OTT
1946 OTR




Rocky Robillard