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Celebrating Veterans Week 2020 at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

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In honour of Veterans Week 2020 and the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame would like to highlight some of our Honoured Members who served in the armed forces, and those who stepped up to fill the roles left behind by our men in uniform.

We have set up several of our panels from a past exhibit “Victory on the Field” in our lobby, which more closely looks at sports’ response to the wars, as well as the rise of women’s sports due to men being called overseas to fight.

This mini-exhibition is available to view free of charge for all visitors and reflects on the impact of the two world wars.

The November “Artifact of the Month” has ties to wartime sports as well. This wool sweater belonged to Helen (Northup) Alexander c. 1939 of the famous Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball team, who were World Champions from 1937 -1940. They were forced to disband in 1940 when the Edmonton Arena was taken over by the Royal Canadian Air Force, leaving the Grads with nowhere to play.


Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram as from November 5-12 we will showcase six different Honoured Members who were connected to the Second World War.

From soldiers fighting on the front lines, women who embraced sports for entertainment left vacant by the war efforts, to citizens displaced due to their heritage, each of them gave something of themselves as a result of the war.

The board and staff of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum are proud of all our brave men and women who fight and have fought for our freedom and safety both at home and abroad.

Lest we Forget.

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame provides a family-friendly, interactive experience. You will be surprised by what you discover inside! Have fun, laugh, play and discover Alberta sports heroes together. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame is an interactive, hands-on celebration of Alberta's sporting history. Our over 7,000 square feet of exhibit space includes a multisport area with virtual baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer; an adaptive sports area, including a 200 meter wheelchair challenge; a Treadwall climbing wall; the Orest Korbutt Theatre; the Hall of Fame Gallery; an art gallery displaying works by provincial artists, and much more. Our venue boasts a collection of over 17,000 artefacts of Alberta sports history and showcases many of these items in a number of displays. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame also offers an education program, group activities, and a unique environment to rent for your birthday party, special event, corporate reception or meetings.

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Morgan Reilly’s three assists lifts Maple Leafs to 3-2 win over Flames

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CALGARY — Morgan Reilly’s three assists helped the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the host Calgary Flames on Sunday.

Wayne Simmonds scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf, Jake Muzzin earned his first of the season and Auston Matthews also scored for Toronto (5-2-0) in the afternoon matinee.

Mitch Marner assisted on a pair of Toronto goals and Jack Campbell stopped 31 of 33 shots for his second win in as many starts this season.

Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm countered for the Flames (2-1-1), who were coming off a five-day break without a game.

Jacob Markstrom turned away 29 of 32 shots in the loss.

Down 3-2, Calgary pulled Markstrom for an extra attacker with 1:49 remaining. The Flames also called a timeout with 37 seconds to play, but couldn’t produce the equalizer.

Lindholm pulled the Flames within a goal on the power play at 6:33 of the third period. 

With Matthew Tkachuk providing a screen in front of Campbell, Lindholm’s wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle beat Toronto’s goalie short side.

Matthews returned to the Maple Leafs’ lineup after sitting out Friday’s 4-2 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers with upper-body soreness.

He was in the slot waiting for a play to develop when the puck deflected off him and Flames defenceman Rasmus Andersson for a goal at 2:42 of the third period.

Simmonds, who signed with Toronto as a free agent in October, earned his 500th career NHL point and gave the Leafs a 2-1 lead late in the second period. 

Simmonds was parked in front of Markstrom when what appeared to be his between-the-legs backhand pass deflected off the inside of his right skate and by Markstrom for a power-play goal 32 seconds before the second-period buzzer.

Calgary pulled even at 12:53 when Monahan on Campbell’s right had time to bank his own rebound off the goaltender’s back and into the net.

Both goalies were a factor in the first period. Markstrom rebuffed Willian Nylander from point-blank range and Ilya Mikheyev on a partial breakaway in the opening minutes.

Campbell stoned Calgary’s Andrew Mangiapane from close range with four minutes left in the period and Markstrom squeezed his pads on a Reilly blast a minute later.

Muzzin’s long snapshot from just inside the blue-line deflected off Flames forward Dominik Simon and by Markstrom’s glove at 7:16 of the first period. 

Marner circling down low fed the puck up to Muzzin to collect his 300th career NHL point in his 307th game with the assist. 

Toronto defenceman T.J. Brodie, who was a Flame for a decade before signing with Toronto in the off-season, faced his former club for the first time Sunday.

After a gentle schedule to open their season, the Flames will play at least every second day for two weeks, including back-to-back road games in Winnipeg next week against the Jets.

The Maple Leafs remain in Calgary for Tuesday’s rematch before heading to Edmonton on their four-game road trip. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2021.

Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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Alberta man charged with failing to self-isolate after traffic stop in Corner Brook

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CORNER BROOK, N.L. — A 24-year-old man from Fort McMurray, Alta., is facing numerous charges including failing to self-isolate, following a traffic stop early this morning in Corner Brook, N.L.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says they stopped a vehicle shortly before 4 a.m. and the driver fled on foot.

In a release, they say the driver was quickly apprehended and now faces charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, refusal, and obstructing a peace officer.

He is also charged with failing to self-isolate after arriving in the province on Jan. 22.

He has been ordered to appear in court on on February 9.

Police say the driver was also given a 90 day driving suspension and the vehicle was impounded.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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