• Nationality: Canada


    Shoots: Right


    Dave Lindsay

    Hometown – London, ON, Canada
    Nickname: Linds
    Member of the TCHC from 2001-2007

    After some frustration playing hockey on an all-Japanese team for a couple years in the mid-80s and again in the mid-90s, discovering and joining the Tokyo Canadians was the highlight of Dave Lindsay’s move back to Tokyo in 2001.

    Known for his quick-release snap-shot, Linds was a welcome addition to the Tokyo Canadians’ arsenal of power forwards and snipers.

    Linds served as team President during two of his six years with the Tokyo Canadians. As “Prez”, he was very involved with organizing team events/parties, team participation in domestic and international tournaments, procurement of new team jerseys, and charity fundraising/donations.

    Being one of the oldest TCHC members, a few teammates sometimes referred to Linds as “Yoda.” Linds says that he isn’t sure if the reference was due to his wit and wisdom, some awkward speech patterns, or something much deeper or obscure.

    Linds says that some of his best memories are from the numerous tournaments that he participated in as a Tokyo Canadian in places like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Las Vegas, Nagano, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. However, he says that he still regrets not making the trip to participate in the Mongolia tourney.

    In addition to an amazing hockey experience with the Tokyo Canadians, Linds says that he cherishes the friendships that he made, the camaraderie that he experienced, and all of the laughs enjoyed during TCHC parties, ski trips, golf outings, Executive Committee meetings, post-skate get-togethers, and nights out on the town.

    After Japan, Linds’ next work assignments as an Engineering Manager for ExxonMobil allowed him to play hockey for teams in Doha, Qatar; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Busan, South Korea; London, England; and Milan, Italy. However, he says that none of them compare to the fun that he had with the Tokyo Canadians.

    Linds is now retired and lives in Mesa, Arizona. At age 65, he still plays hockey in Scottsdale with a competitive group of players (who are mostly older than 50) twice per week. Although he hasn’t been to an international tournament recently, last year Linds played in tournaments in Nashville, Scottsdale, and Tampa Bay.