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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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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.

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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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University of Calgary Basketball Great Leighann Doan Reimer Inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

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Leighann Doan Reimer has been hailed the greatest University of Calgary women’s basketball player of all time and was recently inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

Leighann grew up in the small Alberta town of Halkirk where she honed the basketball skills that would take her around the world. After leading her Stettler high school to three provincial championships, Leighann joined the U of C Dinos women’s team in 1997, where she was named the CIS women’s rookie of the year. She followed that up with two CIS women’s basketball player of the year awards, and in 2001 she was named the top female university athlete in the country.

Leighann represented Canada on several national university teams and was the torch bearer at the World University Games in China in 2001. She finished her University career as the Dinos’ all-time leading scorer with 1,958 points. She was named a First Team All Canadian four times, as well as an All Academic four times. After graduating from University, Leighann took her scoring skills to Europe, playing professionally in France from 2001 to 2004.

Leighann still gives back to the sport that has given her so much, holding basketball clinics throughout central Alberta. She was instrumental in helping set up Camp Teckla, named after a former junior and high school teammate who passed away in a car accident. In the more than 20-year history of the camp, over 3000 athletes have had the chance to improve their skills.

Todayville is proud to have produced the video profiles of this year’s Inductees. Read the stories and watch vignettes from this year’s inductees.

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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