highlights the 2008 Inductees to the Wetaskiwin and County Sports Hall
of Fame, officially welcomed as
members on March 2008.
For biographical information and details on the sporting
achievements of the inductees please click a picture below
or the link to the "Full Story".
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.
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.
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.
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
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
or being involved with organizations that cater to young
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.