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’89-’90 Calgary Colts Inducted to AB Sports Hall of Fame

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The story of the Calgary Colts Junior football team is based, not just on their back to back national championships, but on how they won.

The team, made up of 17 to 22 years olds, had struggled to be competitive for many years. In 1989 they limped into the playoffs, finishing fourth in the Prairie Football Conference. But once the playoffs started, the team seemed to click. In their first game, the Colts faced the first place Regina Rams, a team they had lost to, 22 consecutive times. And despite falling behind 15- 0 early, the Colts chipped away, scoring the go ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and holding off a late drive from Regina. With a surge of confidence, the Colts went on to beat the Saskatoon Hilltops winning their first Prairie Conference Championship, then routed the much bigger Winnipeg Hawkeyes to take the west. That led to a national championship game at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium versus the favoured Burlington TIger Cats. Led by running back Steve Thompson, the Colts out- played and over-matched Burlington, winning 23-6 and claiming the first ever Canadian Bowl Trophy.

The Colts were not satisfied with one improbable season. In 1990, they once again knocked off powerhouse teams from Saskatoon and Regina, eventually playing Windsor in the Championship game, trouncing the eastern champs 50-15. The championship teams were led by coach Keith Kendal, assembling a group of players with a “never give up” attitude that played with determination and heart, and most importantly, played together as a team.

Todayville is proud to have produced the video profiles of this year’s Inductees.  Watch videos of the other 2018 Inductees here.

Since it’s inception in 1957, hundreds of Albertans have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  We invite everyone to join us in this celebration of both new Inductees and returning Honoured Members, and their lasting impact on sport in our province.  If you would like more information on the Induction Banquet or to order tickets, please call (403) 341-8614.

 


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Hall of Fame Nomination deadline moved up to September 30th

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Change in nomination deadline to:
September 30, 2018
at 4:30 pm MST

Nominate today, our new nomination deadline is right around the corner!

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame has inducted over 1600 members since its inception in 1957. Alberta has so many incredible athletes, builders of sport, and volunteers that should be recognized for their contributions and honoured in the Hall of Fame.

Every year, hundreds of Albertans come together at the ASHFM Induction Banquet to celebrate sports excellence in our province. Next year’s Banquet will be held on May 31, 2019.

Nominees are separated into six categories:

·  Athlete
·  Builder
·  Team
·  Pioneer Award

  • This award honours an athlete, builder or team that made an impact on the athletic life in Alberta 50 years prior to the current year.

·  Achievement Award

  • This award is presented to an acknowledgement of their extraordinary achievement as an athlete or builder in the sport.

·  Bell Memorial Award

  • Established by the Bell family in honour of Chester Bell, this award is presented to members of media who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the coverage of sports in Alberta.

Do you know someone who meets the criteria? Nominate today.

All nominations must include a completed Nomination Form, which can be found on our website at http://ashfm.ca/hall-of-fame-honoured-members/nomination-information

This form includes listing accomplishments, special awards, recognition, and achievements. Individuals must have been a permanent resident in Alberta during the relevant portion of his/her career. They must have developed their skill to a national and international level while residing in the province of Alberta and they must have represented Canada internationally (if applicable.)

Closing date of submission is
September 30, at 4:30 pm (MT)


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Legendary Basketball Coach Phil Allen Inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

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Phil Allen’s 805 wins are the most by a post secondary basketball coach in Canadian history, and along the way he had an immeasurable influence on players and the sport. Phil’s head coaching career started in Calgary with SAIT in 1978. In 14 seasons he led the Trojans to 9 provincial and 2 national championships, and in 1986, his team had a perfect 34-0 season. Phil moved on to coach at Grant MacEwan for 7 seasons, and then for another 5 years at Lakeland College based in Vermilion and Lloydminster. There, Allen lead the Rustlers to Nationals in 2008.

In Phil’s 26 seasons, his teams only missed the playoffs twice. He took 10 squads to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Championships, winning twice. He was named the top college coach in Alberta three times, and the top college coach in Canada in 1983.

Throughout his career, Phil was always giving back. He ran basketball camps in Calgary for many years for junior and high school students. He coached the Alberta Wheelchair Basketball
Team for two seasons and the National Wheelchair Team for one. In Edmonton, Phil helped develop the Club Basketball System, allowing athletes to participate in basketball outside of their school teams.

Phil Allen was inducted onto the SAIT Wall of Distinction in 2004 and the ACAC Hall of Fame in 2014.

Todayville is proud to have produced the video profiles of this year’s Inductees. Check out other great stories by clicking this link.

Since it’s inception in 1957, hundreds of Albertans have been inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.  We invite everyone to join us in this celebration of both new Inductees and returning Honoured Members, and their lasting impact on sport in our province.  If you would like more information please call (403) 341-8614 or click here. 


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