“Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame”
A celebration of sport
Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1985, the City’s Centennial Year, for the purpose of recognizing the outstanding achievements in sport of individual athletes, builders, teams and special award persons. The Lethbridge...
To view the complete list of inductee’s since LSHOF’s inception in 1985, please click on the year links below, which will show, in PDF form, the appropriate high quality display panel. Here is a list of the Lethbridge Sports Hall of...
The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame will consider induction for candidates nominated in the below mentioned categories. Nominations may originate with an individual. Club or association and must be signed by the nominator. Nominations should be...
The 2016 theme was “Coaching” and our guest speakers were Dawn Keith and Dean Spriddle. Paul Kingsmith was MC and Charles Sciortino sang the National Anthem
Team Category: The 1963 Lethbridge Hungaria Soccer Team – 1963 Western Canada Soccer League Champions defeating the Regina Concordia in the Molson Cup final in Regina. This team also made the championship final in 1964 played in Lethbridge.
Athlete Category: Laura Tsujikawa (Soccer) -Played for the Lethbridge Pronghorns Women’s Soccer team where she was named a CIAU (CIS) 1st team All-Canadian in 1995 and 1996, Academic All Canadian in 1996 and 1998 (U of A). CWUAA rookie of the year in 1994. Western Canada Summer Games gold medalist with Team Alberta in 1995. Won Alberta Senior Women’s Club Championships in 1993, 1994, 1998, and 1999. Played youth soccer in Lethbridge with the Chargers. — Howie Yanosik (Hockey) – Played for the Lethbridge Native Sons from 1950-1953. Played professionally for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League from 1958-1968. Won the Calder Cup in 1959. Inducted into the Hershey Bears Hall of Fame in 2015. Also coached the Lethbridge Broncos of the Western Hockey League from 1976-1978.
Builder Category: Neil Langevin (Rugby) – Coached the Lethbridge Pronghorns Women’s Rugby to three straight CIS championships in 1997, 1998, and 1999. Also served as head coach of the Canadian Senior Womens Rugby team at the 2006 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Edmonton. Has also had a long and distinguished career coaching at the high school and club level in Lethbridge. Served as the president of Rugby Alberta in 2003-04. — Larry Steinke (Track and Field) – Head coach of the Chinook Track a nd Field Club since 1995 and current head coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. He is a Coaches of Canada Charter Member and has been an Athletics Canada National Event Group Coach. Currently coaches national team members Jim Steacy (Hammer), Elizabeth Gleadle (Javelin) and Aaron Hernandez (Triple Jump).
2016 Kinsmen Sports Persons of the Year: Rachel Nicol, 2015 Pan-Am Games swimming medalist and 2016 Olympic qualifier. Kris Versteeg, 2015 Stanley Cup winner with Chicago Black HawksRead More
By all accounts, the LSHOF Induction Ceremony & Banquet was a big success. 240 attendees enjoyed mingling and a fine meal at the CWB lounge in ENMAX Centre
Many thanks to our sponsors and many others who helped make this celebration possible. To our MC’s, Guest Speakers, Inductees, attendees and ENMAX staff, also a big thank you
Feature Production kindly covered the event and the video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKAFpuGDPDo&feature=em-upload_owner
Paramount Printers was a big help in generating our inductee program/magazine and it can conveniently be viewed here: LSHOF 2015 Program
The 2015 theme celebrated “30 Years of LSHOF History” and the Guest Speakers were: Mal Clewes, speaking about the early days of LSHOF, Dylan Purcell, relating to the present and Rob Miyashiro, projecting what a permanent LSHOF display area at Lethbridge’s new west-side Leisure Centre is likely to entail.
Master of Ceremonies were Carole Gemer and Dori Johnson and singing the National Anthem was Alicia Bigras.
LSHOF Inductee’s for 2015 included:
Team: The 1966-67 Lethbridge Junior College Kodiaks (Basketball)
Builders: Pius Labolevech (Basketball) and Cal O’Brien (Multi-sport)
Special Awards: Dave Wells (Multi-sport) and Darin Gibson and Colin Nonomura (Tae Kwon Do)
Kinsmen Sports Persons of the year were: CIS Sylvia Sweeney Award winner Kim Veldman of the U of L Pronghorn women’s basketball team and Jim Steacy, 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal winner in hammer throw.