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This page highlights the 2008 Inductees to the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall of Fame, officially welcomed as members on March 2008.



2008 Inductees

For biographical information and details on the sporting achievements of the inductees please click a picture below or the link to the "Full Story". 




Earl Cooper Robertson - Hockey

Earl was called up to replace Detroit’s injured goalie in game four of the 1936-37 Stanley Cup semi-final playoffs against Montreal.  Against the New York Rangers he posted shut-outs in game four and five and became the hero, leading his team to a Stanley Cup victory.  "Robbie" stopped the first penalty shot ever awarded during Stanley Cup play.

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Brad Hunker - Arm Wrestling

In over one hundred events in Brad’s career only four times did he not finish in the top three.  In a span of four years (1985-89) Brad was undefeated in left arm competitions.  He won major titles with his left and right arm in both the Stand-up and Sit Down styles of Arm Wrestling and has competed across Canada, in the United States, Mexico, Russia and South America.

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Gene Ziebarth - Bowling

After a year competing on the Teacher’s bowling team in Fort Saskatchewan, he began to compete at higher levels.   In a short period of time he was representing the Central Zone in the Alberta “Open” Championships, a feat that he has accomplished for twenty-two of the last twenty-four years. He also holds a national record for the most consecutive strikes, 26 in a row.

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George Stewart - Builder

George started coaching softball at Falun in 1970 and continued to do so for the next twenty five years.  Often the teams he coached had no league to play in.  Even so these teams from a small community were Provincial Champions, garnered seven Provincial titles and eleven runner-up awards.

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Frank Lockhart- Multi-Sport Coach

Frank came to Wetaskiwin in 1962 as a Physical Education teacher at the Wetaskiwin Composite High School. He taught and coached football, basketball, track and field, badminton and wrestling. From 1970 to the present Frank has spent much of his spare time coaching young people within the community or being involved with organizations that cater to young athletes. 

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Fifth-generation Wetaskiwin Colonels Hockey Club 1973-74

Of all teams to play during that era, it was the 1973-74 Wetaskiwin Colonels Team which had the greatest success. Their few losses that year came at the beginning of the season due to injuries to key players. With the return of the injured players to the line-up, the Colonels dominated play and led in most categories. They went on to win eight titles.

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