IIHF Hall of Fame Induction 2018



Born Paris, France, April 20, 1938
2018 IIHF Hall of Fame Inductee Phlippe Lacarriere speaks at the podium during IIHF Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
photo: © International Ice Hockey Federation / Andre Ringuette
With his induction into the IIHF Hall of Fame this year, Philippe Lacarriere joins his father in international hockey’s eternal memory. They join Kalevi and Teppo Numminen as the only father-son inductees, and the Lacarrieres are the only ones both inducted as Builders.

As was the case with Jacques, Philippe’s contributions to the game focus on France and, additionally, his work with the IIHF. He has been an ambassador of the greatest distinction for both French hockey and the IIHF for more than half a century, both on ice and off.

Philippe played international hockey throughout the 1960s, appearing in the World Championship in 1962 and 1963 (B Pool), and 1961 and 1967 (C Pool). Most of the time he centred a high-scoring line with wingers Alain Bozon and Jean-Claude Guennelon. Lacarriere also played at the 1968 Olympics on home ice, in Grenoble. He was captain of the national team from 1965 to 1967 and represented France 68 times as a player.

Induction Speech


  Although he was a forward for much of his career, Lacarriere moved back to defence in later years, even earning the IIHF Directorate Award as Best Defenceman at the 1967 Worlds. He played for several preeminent teams in France’s domestic leagues including the Racing Club of France, PUC (Paris Universite Club), Paris Hockey Club, and Francais Volants.

Lacarriere started with the PUC in 1953 but two years later joined the Paris Hockey Club. However, it was as a member of the ACBB (Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt) that he achieved his greatest glory. He won the Spengler Cup in 1959 with the team, captaining ACBB at age 21 to victory in Davos. A year later, he led ACBB to the French championship as well as another Spengler Cup victory.

In 1972, his playing career coming to a close, he founded the Olympic Club of Courbevoie, playing a final year before retiring at age 44. Thereafter, he remained club president before becoming vice-president of the hockey committee of the Federation Francaise des Sports de Glace, precursor to the modern French hockey federation (FFHG).

In 1992, when the Olympic Winter Games came to Albertville, France, Lacarriere was named head of the hockey tournament for the organizing committee, his expertise respected by everyone in France and, by extension, the IOC.

Additionally, he was a member of the IIHF’s Disciplinary Committee from 1990 to 1994, and at the end of that term Lacarriere was named to the IIHF Council, a position he held for two terms over nine years.

Like his father, he was also a longtime president of the CNHG (Comite national de hockey sur glace). In Philippe’s case, that tenure lasted from 1972 to 1998.

In 2011, Philippe was inducted into the FFHG (Federation Francaise de hockey sur glace) Hall of Fame. He also sat on the FFHG’s executive board for many years. In 2017, Lacarriere was part of the Paris Organizing Committee for the World Championship, his contributions to the game enduring long past what anyone might be expected to make.