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Hockey Coach Dave King Inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

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Dave King was recently inducted into the 2018 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.  Watch this video for Dave’s inspiring story.

Over a 40 year career, Dave King has distinguished himself as a hockey coach, administrator and mentor. He has developed a reputation as one of hockey’s outstanding tacticians and teachers, making a lasting impact on the sport in Alberta, Canada and internationally.

Dave’s career started in Saskatchewan, where he landed as a Coach at the University and Junior levels. But it was in the early 1980s when Dave became a household name as a coach with the Canadian National Team. He led the men’s Olympic team to fourth place finishes in 1984 and 1988, and a silver medal in 1992, and he was the head coach for Canada at five World Championships. He led the National Junior team to gold in 1982 and bronze in 1983.

Dave also enjoyed a successful NHL career with four NHL teams, has a head coach with Calgary, Columbus and Phoenix, and as an assistant with Montreal. His career also took him to Russia, Sweden and Germany where he coached professionally, and as the head coach of the Japanese National Team at the 1998 Olympics.

And while coaching took Dave around the world, he made a lasting impact on hockey here in Alberta. He was very involved in the delivery of the program of excellence for Hockey Alberta where he offered on-ice coaching, curriculum content, great presentations and mentorship. And he changed the way the game was taught through the National Coaches Certification Program, conducting seminars and clinics, and mentoring coaches along the way.

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.

Read more stories about inductees into the 2018 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame:

Volleyball Builder Dr. Lorne Sawula

Veteran Reporter Dianne Finstad – Rodeo

Hockey great Theoren Flurry

Hockey athlete and coach Doug Barkley

Speed skating legend Cindy Klassen

1989 and 1990 Calgary Colts Football Team

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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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