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Basketball Coach Bob Davies Inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

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Robert ‘Bob’ Davies participation with basketball began in the late 1940s and lasted for more than 60 years. He coached, refereed, managed, established, and promoted basketball in the Edmonton leagues, and the Alberta and Canadian Associations. He was on the executive of both the Edmonton and Alberta Basketball Associations, and well as coaching youth teams at the community, junior, and senior high school levels and at national competitions.

Bob’s interest in basketball start in 1947 while in grade 11 and he played club basketball until 1951. That’s when he founded, coached and played on his own ‘Davies’ team in the Edmonton Junior League. Throughout the 50s, Bob coached basketball and formed a number of junior, senior and intermediate leagues. In 1953, the Edmonton Basketball Association executive resigned, entrusting Bob with the development of sponsored basketball in Edmonton. He grew one 3-team men’s league into two 6-team men’s leagues.

Bob was appointed to the Alberta Amateur Basketball Association as the Northern Zone Organizer in 1954. He was responsible for organizing many of the northern Alberta Zone and Provincial playoffs.

Throughout his career, Bob officiated basketball games and did so until his retirement in 2011, officiating a career total of 1850 games. Bob received the City of Edmonton Recreation Citation in 1972 and was inducted into the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.

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 on the Induction Banquet or to order tickets, please call (403) 341-8614.

Todayville is proud to have produced the video profiles of this year’s Inductees.

Click here to read more stories about the inductees into this year’s Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

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Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019: Kreg Llewellyn, Waterskiing Athlete

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Kreg began competitive water skiing in the late 1970s. In 1979 he won his first Provincial Junior Boys Overall Title and later that year set his first Canadian Junior Boys Trick Record.

In 1984, he became an integral part of the Canadian National Water Ski Team and for the next 20 years competed in the Overall events of Slalom, Trick and Jump. Kreg held 24 Canadian Records and won 7 individual World Championship medals, 3 Gold Team World Championship Medals, and 18 Pan American medals including: 7 Gold, 9 Silver and 2 Bronze.

Kreg was an innovator and was willing to try anything, doing “tricks that couldn’t be done to doing them fast”. He also helped design and test the first ever Skurfer, which was a precursor to the evolution of Wakeboarding. Kreg won the first ever World Wakeboard Championships in Hawaii. 

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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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