Dave Tretowicz

Inducted in 2001

At the age of five, Dave Tretowicz was playing hockey in the Mid-state Youth Hockey program. By the time he reached Liverpool High School, he was among the elite skaters in Central New York. His high school and collegiate accomplishments were unparalleled for a modern day hockey star. At Liverpool High, he was as all-league selection in both his sophomore and junior years. He attended Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid, NY to further his hockey skills as was subsequently named to the US Midget National Team as a 16-year-old and the US Select National Team as a 17-year-old. He received a scholarship to Clarkson University in 1987 and was an integral part of the program that went to two NCAA playoffs and captured the ECAC championship. His honors at Clarkson were numerous as he was named to the ECAC all-rookie team his freshman year of 1987-88. In that same year, the NHL Calgary Flames drafted him. Within his four year career at Clarkson, Dave was the team captain, named an ECAC first team all-star, led his squad to a school record 29 wins in 1990-91, was selected to the NCAA all-tournament team in 1990-91, and named to the Syracuse Invitational Tournament all-tournament team. In 1991 he played defense for the USA National Team in the World Championship held in Finland, and in 1991-92, played for Team USA on its pre-Olympic tour. In 1992 he was named to the USA Olympic Hockey Team, the first Central New Yorker to compete in the Olympic Games in the sport. Team USA skated to a 4-2-1 record, losing to the Czech’s in the bronze Medal game.

Dave completes his hockey career in 1994 with the LA Kings organization. Dave Tretowicz is the first representative from hockey to be inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports hall of Fame.

Dave Tretowicz - Clarkson 's Class of 1991, Engineering and Management major and member of the Clarkson Hockey team, was appointed to Director of Operations Electrical Products effective August 1, 2004. Dave is with Cooper Crouse-Hinds, and is responsible for the Syracuse operation, as well
as Crouse-Hinds Outlet Boxes and the Amarillo Foundry