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At Christian Brothers Lewisham, Sydney, 1983 and Captain of Victoria.


June 2nd 1967
Oshawa ON Canada

VIHA Blackhawks, AIHL Melbourne Ice, OiHAN Melbourne Nite Owls

Goodall Cups

World Championships
1984 (NYT), '87 (NJT), '90, '92, '95, '96, '97 Ice Hockey

Life Memberships
Melbourne Blackhawks

Foundation member of NYT (U18)
Foundation Captain of the Melbourne Ice, 2002
Accredited Level 1 Coach
President VIHA Blackhawks

BORN JUNE 2ND, 1967 in Oshawa ON Canada, the son of Charlie and Jan and brother of Tim, his father first played in the Sydney league, then Victoria from 1964 where he is remembered as a tough, hard hitting defenseman in the feared number 4 jersey — a player on the 1964 Olympic Qualification Team in Japan and a Victorian representative player from 1965 who went on to captain Australia at the 1974 and ’79 Worlds.

He began hockey in 1977 at age 9 and developed as a winger with the Blackhawks in the Victorian League. He completed his HSC at Aquinas College in Ringwood in Melbourne and in 1982-3 attended Christian Brothers High School in Lewisham, Sydney. In 1982 he represented New South Wales in the Tange Trophy with his older brother, Tim, and was credited along with captain Graham Gibson for setting up the win, 11 years after the State's last victory.

In 1983, he captained the U16s in the Midget league there and, named Best Forward in the nationals, was selected for the U17 Australian All-Stars. In 1984, at the age of 17, he played in the very first National Youth Team at the Asian Oceanic U18 Championships under coaches Fuyarchuk and Botterill, and in 1987 he played in the C-pool National Junior Team in Esbjerg Denmark "against the legendary Tony Hand of GB — he was awesome as a junior — even better in the seniors".

In 1990, at the age of 22, he debuted with the National Senior Team in the C-Pool Worlds at Cardiff in Wales under Coach Ryan Switzer, and represented Australia in five Worlds at senior level over 7 years — 1992 C-Pool in Hull England, 1995 C-Pool in South Africa, 1996 D-Pool in Lithuania, and the 1997 D-Pool in Andorra. He scored 2 goals 3 assists in 20 international games, winning silver in 1990 and bronze in 1992.

Over 17 years, he won the Blackhawks MVP seven times (John Purcell Trophy ’88, ’92, ’94, ’98, ’00, ’04, ’05); the club’s highest point scorer 6 times (Noel Derrick Trophy ’88, ’91, ’92, ’94, ’99, ’05); and Best Defensemen twice, the prize that bears the family name (Grandy Family Trophy 2001, ’02). In 2005, at the age of 38, he won his state's Ben Acton Trophy (Best Defensemen). By 2015, he had played 574 games in the Victorian league, placing him squarely among the dozen or so veterans in the 500+ club, which includes Blackhawks teammates such as Gary Croft, Brad Cunningham, and Doug Stevenson. He still plays hockey for the Melbourne Nite Owls.

A foundation captain of the Melbourne Ice in the AIHL with Jon Moses in 2002, he is still heavily involved in ice hockey in Victoria. He has been president of the Blackhawks since November 2009 and a Life Member. He is an accredited Level 1 Coach and official and was Senior vice-president of the state association in 2015. Currently Investigation Manager for corruption and serious misconduct within the Victoria Police, his 25-year career has primarily focused on crime investigation. Married to Sharyn with two sons, Ashton and Jylon, he was a promising Australian Rules footballer with Essendon juniors in his youth, and is now the Under-13 Coach at the Doncaster Junior Football Club in Melbourne.

01. Historical Notes

02. Citation Details

Ross Carpenter, 'Grandy, Glenn (1967 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia,, accessed online .

03. Select Bibliography

[1] "Glenn's cool on ice", unidentified Sydney newspaper, 1983.

04. Citations
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With Blackhawks, 1st year

Age 9 turning 10, 1977

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"Glenn's cool on ice"

Unidentified Sydney newspaper, 1983.

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With the Blackhawks

Melbourne, date not known

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Foundation captain, Melbourne Ice

vs Adelaide Avalanche, AIHL, Oakleigh 2002

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With Melbourne Ice.

2nd AIHL season with goalie Chris Leetham and Ross Howell behind. Photo by Nathan Whitford, 2003.

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Captain of Victoria

Brown Trophy, date not known.

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With Melbourne Nite Owls

Glenn and Charlie, O'Brien Group Arena, date not known

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Asia Oceania Championships

National Youth Team (U18), Japan, 1984

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World Junior Championships

National Junior Team (U20), Esbjerg, Denmark, 1987

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World Championships

Cardiff, Wales, 1990

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World Championships

Hull, England, 1992

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World Championships

South Africa, 1995

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World Championships

Practice at Teen Ranch Canada en route to Lithuania, 1996

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World Championships

Andorra, 1997