Year Inducted: 2006
Lori Ann Dupuis was born in Cornwall, Ontario to D'Arcy and Hazel Dupuis (Lalonde) on November 14, 1972. Although Lori excelled in many different sports, she established herself as a household name in the Cornwall region when she decided to focus on one sport and pursue it at the University level. This sport was hockey.
She began playing hockey at an early age on the ponds of the family farm. Lori played her entire minor career in Cornwall where she won several individual awards and team championships.
She was scouted by several Universities and decided to attend the University of Toronto in 1991. She captained the Blues for three seasons, won 4 Championships and was nominated as the University of Toronto's Female Athlete of the Year in 1996 and 1997.
While playing for the Blues, she made her international debut with Team Canada in 1995 at the Pacific Rim Championships in San Jose, California, where she won her first Gold medal for the country. Two years later she played in her first World Championships in Kitchener, Ontario, scoring 2 goals and 4 assists in five games, helping her team to a victory over the U.S.A. to win her first World Championship title.
A year later she was playing at the first ever Olympic Winter Games for Women's Hockey in Nagano, Japan, where Lori and her teammates brought home silver. Not satisfied with the silver she decided to continue her career in hopes of a gold at the 2002 Olympics. Lori and her team went on to win a gold in the 1999 and 2000 World Championships. The team went on to win the memorable and coveted gold medal in February 2002 in the Salt Lake City Olympics.
In 2004, she decided to retire from the international game. She is still presently playing in the NWHL (National Women's Hockey League) with the Brampton Thunder, where they won their first Provincial, National and League Championship in 2006. Lori continues to play with the Brampton Thunder as an assistant captain with Olympic teammates Vicky Sunohara and Jayna Hefford. She is co-owner of an all-female hockey school "Dupuis & Hefford Hockey School" in Ottawa and Kingston and is also working as a spokesperson for RBC.