Remembering Rob Sneath on #27 Day

Sgt Rob Sneath. SUBMITTED

Remembering Rob Sneath on #27 Day

By Trident Staff

When Sergeant (Retired) Rob Sneath died in 2017 after a battle with melanoma, the CFB Halifax and 12 Wing Shearwater communities lost a friend, colleague, and one of the best hockey players to ever wear a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) uniform.

Through 24 years in the military, Sneath famously played in 21 consecutive Canadian Forces National Hockey Championships from 1987-2007. In total, he was the owner of 22 CAF National medals and 35 Regional medals across ice hockey, floor hockey and other sports. He also shared the ice with hockey legends on multiple occasions as part of NHL alumni games, and was invited to tryouts with both the Canadian National Team and the Philadelphia Flyers during his career. He was inducted into the CAF Sports Hall of Fame shortly before his passing in 2017.

Coworkers, teammates, friends and family of Rob will gather at his old stomping grounds of the Shearwater Arena (Flyers Forum) on November 27 for a morning of hockey in his memory. The event has been dubbed #27 Day, and it kicked off on November 23 with a team draft and reception at the Sea King Club where attendees were encouraged to reminisce and share stories about Rob. 

All are invited to the Shearwater Arena from 8 a.m. to noon on November 27 to take in the action and honour Sgt (Ret’d) Rob Sneath.