Holland Heading To BC Hall

Vancouver Canucks greats Henrik and Daniel Sedin are heading into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.

The Sedin brothers played more regular-season games — 1,330 (Henrik) and 1,306 (Daniel) — and scored more points — 1,070 (Henrik) and 1,041 (Daniel) — than any other players in Vancouver Canucks’ history.

Joining the recently retired Swedish wonder twins in the B.C. sports hall’s 2019 induction class are retired World Cup skier Emily Brydon, former NFL place kicker Roy Gerela, and rugby star Kelly McCallum.

Canada’s Emily Brydon was a three-time Olympian. THOMAS COEX / AFP/Getty Images

Brydon, a product of Fernie, reached the World Cup podium nine times in her career and competed in three Olympics (2002 Salt Lake City, 2006 Torino and 2010 Vancouver).

 

Roy Gerela won three Super Bowls. PRVwp

Gerela, who was raised in Powell River, was a two-time Pro Bowl kicker who won three Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1970s.

 

Kelly McCallum captained Canada’s national women’s rugby team. ARLEN REDEKOP / PROVINCE

McCallum, a fly-half from Surrey, captained Canada’s woman’s national rugby team, competed in two World Cups, and was the first woman to be named the B.C. Rugby Union’s player of the year in 2001-02.

Heading into the hall as builders are: Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland; former Canadian women’s national team coach Darlene Currie; and former Canadian national soccer team coach and Vancouver Whitecaps manager Tony Waiters.

Other inductees:

Pioneer: Ralph (Hunk) Henderson, a basketball and football star with UBC in the 1930s, helped established the B.C. Lions in 1954.

BREAKING:

Vancouver Giants Majority Owner, President and Governor Ron Toigo will receive the 2019 @BCSportsHall's W.A.C. Bennett Award! pic.twitter.com/Ev3PlWuXg0

— x – Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) November 14, 2018

Media: Dan Jukich, the longtime track announcer at Hastings Racecourse.

W.A.C. Bennett Award: Vancouver Giants’ owner Ron Toigo, who played a major role in bringing both the 2006 and 2019 World Junior Hockey Championships to Vancouver.

Team: The 1968 National Lacrosse Association champion New Westminster Salmonbellies. Team Members: Bill Armstrong (general manager), Ray Bennie, Barry Bolton, Albert Brown (honorary president), Barrie Brownlie, Ian Bull, Dan DesLauriers, Steve d’Easum, Ron Flaten, Ed Goss, Wayne Goss, Ken Henry, Larry Henry, Ken Jew, Al Lewthwaite, Mickey Lynch, Gord MacNab (trainer), Ian Matheson (secretary-treasurer), Dave McDonald (president), Bill McMurchie, Doug McRory (playing manager), Ken Mikkelsen (trainer), Les Norman, Ken Oddy, Paul Parnell, Dr. Hugh Radford (team doctor), Bill Scriver, Cliff Sepka (playing coach), John Shmyr, Paul Shmyr, Wayne Shuttleworth, Dave Tory, Ken Tory, Mac Tyler, Don Wallis, Bill Wilkes, Ken Winzoski.

“Congratulations to this terrific class of 11 individuals and one team spanning eight sports. The Class of 2019 is another tribute to how British Columbia has become one of the most important sport hubs in Canada,” said Tom Mayenknecht, chair of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.

The 53rd Induction Class will be honoured at the 2019 Induction Gala, presented by Victory Square, May 23, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Since 1966, the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 385 individuals and 60 teams.

Source : https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/sedin-twins-heading-into-b-c-sports-hall-of-fame

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