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Sunday, Jun. 16, 2019
An interesting cross-section of Sudbury sports represented in Class of 2018
by Randy Pascal

The spectrum of talent of the Sudbury sports scene is once again captured in the incoming class to the local Sports Hall of Fame.

The collection of ten individuals and one team that was unveiled on Thursday includes a national champion boxer, former university football great, record-setting local harness driver and a veteran of 16 NHL seasons.

And that is less than half the field.

To be specific, the Class of 2018 inductees reads as follows, with a short acknowledgement of their accomplishments:

Administration Category:
Bob Allen: long-time minor hockey administrator and manager for the NOHA U-17 program

Media Category:
Frank Pagnucco (posthumously): author of “Home Grown Heroes

Builders Category:
Harold Rose: player, coach and manager in various local sports

Jim Gougeon: former ski coach and instructor

Steve Lee: long-time chairman of the Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival

Norm Howard: long-time minor hockey coach and volunteer

Players Category:
Mike Noble: former harness racing driver

Mike Fabiilli: former Ottawa Gees Gees and Sudbury Spartans linebacker and coach at St Charles College

Amber Konikow: former Canadian boxing champion and current ultra distance competitor

Dave Hannan: retired NHL player (16 seasons – 1981-1997) with several teams, including Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs

Team Category:
Chris Johnson mixed curling rink (Barb McKinty, Drew Eloranta, Lisa Gauvreau): 1997 Canadian Mixed Curling champions

The Class of 2018 will be officially inducted into the Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame at the 50th annual Sports Celebrity Dinner on Wednesday, June 13th at the Caruso Club.

Tickets for the Sports Celebrity Dinner are currently on sale at the House of Kin (Regent Street), or by phone at (705) 522-3600, or by contacting Chris Sheridan at (705) 522-9682.

Tickets are $60 for adults and $25 for youngsters 12 years of age and under.

For further information, kindly contact Chris Sheridan or Norm Mayer at (705) 470-2590.

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