World Cup skier Emily Brydon, NFL placekicker Roy Gerela and rugby star Kelly McCallum additionally headed to Corridor
Vancouver Canucks greats Henrik and Daniel Sedin are heading into the B.C. Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
The Sedin brothers performed extra common season video games — 1,330 (Henrik) and 1,306 (Daniel) — and scored extra factors — 1,070 (Henrik) and 1,041 (Daniel) — than another gamers in Vancouver Canucks historical past.
Becoming a member of the just lately retired Swedish marvel twins within the B.C. sports activities corridor’s 2019 induction class are retired World Cup skier Emily Brydon, former Nationwide Soccer League place kicker Roy Gerela and rugby star Kelly McCallum.
Brydon, a product of Fernie, reached the World Cup podium 9 instances in her profession and competed in three Olympics (2002 Salt Lake Metropolis, 2006 Torino and 2010 Vancouver).
Gerela, who was raised in Powell River, was a two-time Professional Bowl kicker who received three Tremendous Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers through the 1970s.
McCallum, a fly-half from Surrey, captained Canada’s girl’s nationwide rugby staff, competed in two World Cups, and was the primary girl to be named the B.C. Rugby Union’s participant of the 12 months in 2001-02.
Heading into the corridor as builders are: Detroit Purple Wings basic supervisor Ken Holland; former Canadian Girls’s nationwide staff coach Darlene Currie; and former Canadian nationwide soccer staff coach and Vancouver Whitecaps supervisor Tony Waiters.
Pioneer: Ralph ‘Hunk’ Henderson, a basketball and soccer star with UBC within the 1930s, helped established the B.C. Lions in 1954.
W.A.C. Bennett Award: Vancouver Giants proprietor Ron Toigo, who performed a significant function in bringing each the 2006 and 2019 World Junior Hockey Championships to Vancouver.
Workforce: The 1968 Nationwide Lacrosse Affiliation champion New Westminster Salmonbellies. Workforce Members: Invoice Armstrong (basic supervisor), Ray Bennie, Barry Bolton, Albert Brown (honorary president), Barrie Brownlie, Ian Bull, Dan DesLauriers, Steve d’Easum, Ron Flaten, Ed Goss, Wayne Goss, Ken Henry, Larry Henry, Ken Jew, Al Lewthwaite, Mickey Lynch, Gord MacNab (coach), Ian Matheson (secretary-treasurer), Dave McDonald (president), Invoice McMurchie, Doug McRory (enjoying supervisor), Ken Mikkelsen (coach), Les Norman, Ken Oddy, Paul Parnell, Dr. Hugh Radford (staff physician), Invoice Scriver, Cliff Sepka (enjoying coach), John Shmyr, Paul Shmyr, Wayne Shuttleworth, Dave Tory, Ken Tory, Mac Tyler, Don Wallis, Invoice Wilkes, Ken Winzoski.
“Congratulations to this terrific class of 11 people and one staff spanning eight sports activities. The Class of 2019 is one other tribute to how British Columbia has change into one of the vital essential sport hubs in Canada,” stated Tom Mayenknecht, chair of the B.C. Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
The 53rd Induction Class will probably be honoured on the 2019 Induction Gala, offered by Victory Sq., Could 23, 2019 on the Vancouver Conference Centre.
Since 1966, the B.C. Sports activities Corridor of Fame has inducted 385 people and 60 groups.