Calgary – Female hockey player Hailey Wickenhaiser has been named the 2022 Tournament winner at the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame announced on Thursday.
Olympic kayaking Adam van Coverden, footballer Dwayne de Rosario, lacrosse player John Tavares and Paralympic swimmer Tim McIsack will also be honored in the athletes category.
Broadcasters Brian Williams, Olympic leaders Tricia Smith and Edward Lynne will be listed as producers of “Father of the Northern Games.”
The Chatham Colored All-Star Baseball Team and the Preston Revolutions Hockey Team are in the lead.
Wekenheiser is a six-time Olympian, four-time gold medalist, and his unprecedented feat has helped to grow the explosive ice hockey of women in Canada.
Van Coverden was the first Canadian to win gold in the men’s K-1500m in 2004.
De Rosario is a four-time Major League Soccer champion and the ninth-highest scorer in the history of Major League Soccer.
A three-time National Lacrosse League Player of the Year, Tavares has spent his entire career with the Buffalo Pirates and retired as the all-time franchise captain in each major offensive class.
McIjack is the pioneer of the Paralympics who revolutionized para-swimming in Canada and around the world. Together with his trainers Wilf and Audrey Strom, McIjack developed a new system for visually impaired swimmers where coaches pressed him with a foam-tipped bar as a turn signal, an innovative method now mandatory in competition.
He has won 28 gold medals in his career.
Williams has enjoyed a remarkable broadcasting career, spanning five decades, an iconic voice that resonates with all Canadians.
Lenny was a wonderful community leader and a respected veteran of Inuvialuit, who worked tirelessly throughout his life to preserve and promote traditional Arctic sports in Canada.
A four-time Olympian, a seven-time World Championship and an Olympic medalist in rowing, Smith has worked tirelessly to advance the values of the sport and create opportunities for women and all athletes in Canada and around the world.
Formed in 1932, Chatham Colorworld All-Stars has been denying the discriminatory notions of black athletes for more than a decade before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. Playing as a team for only seven years they made a lasting impression. Time – a difficult time and hostile to black Canadians.
Known as the “Queen of Ice”, the Preston Revolts are the most successful women’s hockey team in Canadian sports history. The Rivulettes have won more than 95 percent of the matches they have played.