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THE ATHLETES  continued

 
Inductees 2006


 

 

 Norma (Chiddy) MacEachern

Norma trained and competed as a member of the Amateur Athletic Club of Wetaskiwin and became a track phenomenon, dominating Women's' Track and Field in Alberta between 1928 and 1931.  In 1929 she became Women's Dominion of Canada Track and Field Aggregate Champion ‑ Olympic Association of Canada.

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 Val Fonteyne

Val is the first hockey player from Wetaskiwin  to play in the National Hockey League when it only had six teams.   In more than 1,400 games played in the NHL between 1959 and 1974 he is one of the least penalized players to have ever played pro‑hockey. 

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Sandy (Kirstein) Wright

Sandy's achievements have been in several sports (basketball, golf, diving, curling) and on a variety of levels, as an athlete and coach as well as serving in several executive capacities. In 1964 she earned the U of A Bakewall Trophy as Most Outstanding Female Athlete and was inducted into the University of Alberta Hall of Fame in 2006.

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 Glen Jevne

The most dominant fast‑pitch softball pitcher in Western Canada during the 1980's, Glen Jevne's world class fastball career lasted twenty-three years within which time he pitched two perfect games.   His stellar pitching performance in the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis captured the hearts of North America. 

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 Randy Wyness

Randy played with the powerhouse Northern Lights Wheelchair Basketball Team for more than twenty years.  In that time he played in 14 NWBA Regional Championship Tournaments and was named All‑star and MVP on 11 separate occasions.

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Dr. Rodney Schneck

Rod was the #1 goal tender on the Denver University Pioneers Hockey Team.  Among his "brilliant performances" he made unbelievable plays in the "greatest‑ever game played in Denver University history" on January 10, 1959 versus a Soviet touring team.

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