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Alberta Sports Hall of Fame introduces 2018 inductees

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Introducing 2018 Inductees

Tonight, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame will host the 2018 Induction Banquet in honour of our newest inductees at the Sheraton Red Deer. Athletes, Builders, a Team, and three award winners in the categories of Pioneer, Achievement, and Bell Memorial Award make up the 2018 list of Inductees.

This year 12 Albertan’s have been selected for this prestigious honour. Athletes include winners of Olympic Medals and World Championships, builders, pioneer, and media who have dedicated endless hours to build sport and sport legacies to where they are today.

2018 Inductees:

Doug Barkley
Hockey Athlete/BuilderKeely Brown
Ringette Athlete

Leighann Doan Reimer
Basketball Athlete

Cindy Klassen
Speed Skating Athlete

Theoren Fleury
Hockey Athlete

Phil Allen*
Basketball Builder

Dave King
Hockey Builder

Dr. Lorne Sawula
Volleyball Builder

Calgary Colts 1989 & 1990
Junior Football Team

Stuart Erskine
Achievement Award, Mountaineering

Dianne Finstad
Bell Memorial Award

Robert Davies
Pioneer Award, Basketball

These Albertans have contributed to the continuous growth of their sport and are truly deserving of this honour that will be awarded to them.

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President Todayville Inc., Former VP/GM CTV Edmonton, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel 41 Signal Regiment, Board Member Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, Past Board Member United Way of Alberta Capital Region, Musician, Photographer.

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Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019: Mike Rogers, Hockey Athlete

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Mike Rogers played professional hockey for a total of 12 years; five years in the World Hockey Association, then seven years in the National Hockey League. Mike has the distinction of being one of only four players in the NHL to achieve 100 points in their first three seasons – the others are Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Peter Stastny. Mike’s first year in the NHL was with the expansion Harford Whalers team in 1979/80. He scored 105 points in both his first and second year. Mid-way through the 1980/81season, he was named captain. Mike joined the New York Rangers for the 1981/82 season and led the team with 103 points. He averaged 67 points in his next three seasons as the team adapted a more defensive style of play. In 484 regular-season NHL games, he had 519 points. In 1974/75, during Mike’s first year in the WHA, he led the Edmonton Oilers rookies in goals and points and was selected the WHA’s Most Gentlemanly Player. He was traded to the New England Whalers in 1975/76 and was their top scorer in 1978/79. In 396 WHA games, he scored 145 goals and had 222 assists for 367 points.

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Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019: James Donlevy, Football & Hockey Builder

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‘Jim’ Donlevy devoted his professional career to more than 50 years of coaching, teaching and administrative leadership. His career in football began in 1954 coaching Bantam and High School Football teams. He joined the Edmonton Huskies from 1961 to 1963 and won two Canadian titles. At the University of Alberta, he led the Golden Bears to four National Championship games and brought home the Vanier Cup in 1972 and 1980. He had the most wins of any Golden Bears football coach with 89 wins, 69 losses and 3 ties. From 1993 to 2015, Jim was the Western Hockey League’s Education Consultant. He built a formal education and scholarship program for the student athletes playing in the league. It is now considered one of the most comprehensive education programs for hockey in the world today.

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