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Inductees 2010

Patrick Hardy

Wetaskiwin born Patrick Hardy, an around athlete is honoured for his abilities, achievements and contribution to the sport of football - an outstanding football career in high school, at the junior level and at the university level where he played for the Calgary Dinosaurs for five years, and for over 50 games with the Dinos Patrick was a starting player playing halfback and corner.  Now an avid golfer golfing to a single-digit handicap and still plays hockey with the Usona Oilers.

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Kelly Kisio

Kelly Kisio was a dominant NHL player and an inspiration to his team mates.  Called "a coach's hockey player" - heart, desire, coachable, desire, quick shot and great hockey sense, he distinguished himself from an early age. WHL Rookie of Year, New York Ranger's Fan Favourite, captain, and averaged 70 points a season.  In San Hose, voted by the media as “Sharks Player of the Year”,  assistant captain and led team in scoring.  More recently as GM of Calgary Hitmen awarded the Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy give to the WHL’s Top Executive and led team to several division and league victories.

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Inductee 2009

Brenda Vergette - Wrist Wrestling/Arm Wrestling

During her thirteen year career, Brenda won eight World Championships, eleven Provincial titles, six Western Canadian titles, twenty Canadian National titles, five Canadian Open Championships, one Can-Am title and one Golden Bear Invitational Championship in Moscow, and was runner-Up thirteen times - in 182 weight classes  120 first place finishes;  40 seconds; 10 thirds and  6 fourths for a total of 176 times in the top four.

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Inductees 2008

Earl Cooper Robertson

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

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

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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