Famous Burlingtonians

Becky Kellar - Olympian - Ice Hockey

Becky Kellar Duke is a retired women’s ice hockey player and Olympian and is one of the most decorated hockey players in the world. She began playing ringette and transitioned into hockey and was recruited by Brown University in Providence Rhode Island where she played hockey and baseball winniing numerous awards.  She played defense for the Canadian women’s team at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2006 Olympics in Turin, and the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Kellar won four Olympic medals, three golds and a silver, with Team Canada. She also won four gold medals and three silver medals at the World Championships and 5 golf medals in the Nation Cup Tournament. She played for the Burlington Barracudas in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League where she was named CWHL top defender as well as all star. Kellar retired in September 2010 and has lived in Burlington for over 20 years, where she runs a girls hockey school, has been an award winning coach for numerous local teams and is a motivational speaker. Kellar was inducted into the Brown University Sport Hall of Fame in 2005 and Burlington Sport Hall of Fame in 2017.

Come Home 2 Burlington - Sport Hall of Fame Induction 2017