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Ringette Athlete Keely Brown Inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

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Keely Brown’s contribution to Ringette in Canada goes beyond the ice, her passion for the game even leading her to make improvements to the equipment.

Keely moved to Alberta in 2003 where she joined the Edmonton WAM! of the National Ringette League. As a goaltender, Keely competed in 19 Canadian Ringette Championships, winning gold 9 times and silver 8 times. For 13 consecutive years, Keely was the goaltender for Team Canada, becoming the longest serving goalie in Ringette Canada’s National Team history.

As a national team member, Keely won 4 silver medals, and gold in 2002. Keely was named the MVP for the final game three times, and the top goalie forthe tournament in 2002 and 2007. Keely’s skill, finesse, patience, athletic ability, and grit set the standard for those involved in ringette. Keely’s athletic prowess extended beyond ringette. She was a goalie for the Edmonton Chimos of the Western Women’s Hockey League for 8 seasons, and played for Team Canada at the World Inline Hockey Championships from 2002 to 2011. Keely led Canada to 9 medals in 10 years, including 3 gold.

Keely was also the driving force behind an improved goaltender’s glove. Working with manufacturer NAMI, Keely’s design was more suited for ringette than previous styles, allowing the goalie to make the save, then pick up and toss the ring with an eye for accuracy and distance. The equipment is now known as the “Keely”.

Keely continues to give back to the sport. She founded and co-owns a ringette goalie instruction company and has also written two books on Ringette Goalie Instruction.

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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Hall of Fame Nomination deadline moved up to September 30th

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Change in nomination deadline to:
September 30, 2018
at 4:30 pm MST

Nominate today, our new nomination deadline is right around the corner!

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame has inducted over 1600 members since its inception in 1957. Alberta has so many incredible athletes, builders of sport, and volunteers that should be recognized for their contributions and honoured in the Hall of Fame.

Every year, hundreds of Albertans come together at the ASHFM Induction Banquet to celebrate sports excellence in our province. Next year’s Banquet will be held on May 31, 2019.

Nominees are separated into six categories:

·  Athlete
·  Builder
·  Team
·  Pioneer Award

  • This award honours an athlete, builder or team that made an impact on the athletic life in Alberta 50 years prior to the current year.

·  Achievement Award

  • This award is presented to an acknowledgement of their extraordinary achievement as an athlete or builder in the sport.

·  Bell Memorial Award

  • Established by the Bell family in honour of Chester Bell, this award is presented to members of media who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the coverage of sports in Alberta.

Do you know someone who meets the criteria? Nominate today.

All nominations must include a completed Nomination Form, which can be found on our website at http://ashfm.ca/hall-of-fame-honoured-members/nomination-information

This form includes listing accomplishments, special awards, recognition, and achievements. Individuals must have been a permanent resident in Alberta during the relevant portion of his/her career. They must have developed their skill to a national and international level while residing in the province of Alberta and they must have represented Canada internationally (if applicable.)

Closing date of submission is
September 30, at 4:30 pm (MT)


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Legendary Basketball Coach Phil Allen Inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

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Phil Allen’s 805 wins are the most by a post secondary basketball coach in Canadian history, and along the way he had an immeasurable influence on players and the sport. Phil’s head coaching career started in Calgary with SAIT in 1978. In 14 seasons he led the Trojans to 9 provincial and 2 national championships, and in 1986, his team had a perfect 34-0 season. Phil moved on to coach at Grant MacEwan for 7 seasons, and then for another 5 years at Lakeland College based in Vermilion and Lloydminster. There, Allen lead the Rustlers to Nationals in 2008.

In Phil’s 26 seasons, his teams only missed the playoffs twice. He took 10 squads to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Championships, winning twice. He was named the top college coach in Alberta three times, and the top college coach in Canada in 1983.

Throughout his career, Phil was always giving back. He ran basketball camps in Calgary for many years for junior and high school students. He coached the Alberta Wheelchair Basketball
Team for two seasons and the National Wheelchair Team for one. In Edmonton, Phil helped develop the Club Basketball System, allowing athletes to participate in basketball outside of their school teams.

Phil Allen was inducted onto the SAIT Wall of Distinction in 2004 and the ACAC Hall of Fame in 2014.

Todayville is proud to have produced the video profiles of this year’s Inductees. Check out other great stories by clicking this link.

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 please call (403) 341-8614 or click here. 


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