Glenview resident Sylvain Turcotte was inducted into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame this January.
Sylvain Turcotte was born and raised in Montreal by parents Yvan and Micheline. He was first enrolled in organized hockey at age five, from then on he spent many hours on the ice--often up to eight hours a day, five days a week. Turcotte's love of hockey was a family affair, starting with his Uncle Réal Turcotte who opened the Turcotte Stickhandling Hockey School where Sylvain spent time as both a student and an instructor and continuing to his father Yvan, who coached Sylvain in high school.
Sylvain Turcotte attended the University of Quebec in Montreal, majoring in physical education and then moved to Glenview, where he was hired by the Glenview Ice Center as the Director of Hockey in 1987. In the past 32 years with the Glenview Park District, he has coached various teams and athletes, including the Glenview Stars, Glenview Stars Mite AA team and elite players like Brett Lebda, Tim Stapleton, Danny Richmond, Al Montoya, Ryan Hartmann, Christian Dvorak and Megan Bozek.
Off the ice, Turcotte is married to Lucie and they have two children Josianne and Cody.