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Calgary Hockey great Theoren Fleury Inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

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Theoren Fleury’s hockey career would be considered a success by any standard, but it’s even more impressive when you consider his size.

At 5-foot six, Theo had a significant disadvantage compared to bigger NHLers. Despite this, he led the Calgary Flames in scoring 6 times, putting up over one-thousand points in his career. Theo used his feisty personality, skill and agility to not only survive over his 15 year NHL career, but to become a dominate player. Theo helped the Flames win the Stanley Cup in his first season in the league in 1989. In just his 3rd NHL season, Theo hit major milestones, scoring 51 goals, and eclipsing the 100-point mark, finishing the year with 104 points.

Theo’s success came on the international stage as well, winning gold medals for Canada at the 1988 World Junior Championship, the 1991 Canada Cup, and the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Theo’s NHL career also took him to New York, Chicago and Colorado, but the majority of his accomplishments came in Calgary where he still holds several team records including most hat tricks with 13. He currently sits 2nd second overall for the Flames in goals and points in franchise history.

Since retiring in 2009, Theo has remained active in the community. His annual golf tournament has raised over one million dollars for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Theo has co-authored two books, Playing with Fire & Conversations With A Rattlesnake, detailing his struggles with addiction and child abuse, while persevering to become an advocate for children and adults alike.

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