Wallaceburg Sports Hall Of Fame Jan 27

 

The Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony returns to the UAW Hall on Saturday, January 27th featuring special guest speaker, Al Iafrate.

Iafrate, a defenceman, was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs fourth overall in 1984. Remembered fondly (and with fear) for his heavy slapshot, Iafrate registered 463 points in 799 career NHL games.

Selected to four all-star-games, Iafrate’s skills competition slapshot record of 105.2 miles per hour was set in 1993 and stood for 16 years until it was broken by Zdeno Chara in 2009.

Iafrate’s career ended early after a series of injuries forced him to step away from the game after the 1997-98 season at the age of 32.

Tickets for the Hall Of Fame dinner and induction ceremony are available now from State Farm Insurance in Wallaceburg and from any Hall of Fame committee member.

2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

TEAM INDUCTEES – 1987 Wallaceburg Bantam Griffins Ontario “B” Lacrosse Champs

MIKE CHILDS MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – BUILDER – STEVE TOOSHKENIG

RAY AARSSEN MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE  – COACH/OFFICIAL – JANINE DAY

MARION & BILL CHINNICK MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – FEMALE ATHLETE – JOANNE JOHNSTON

DAN BERTRAND MEMORIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE MALE ATHLETE – EARL HAGGERTY

2017/18 ANNUAL AWARD HONOUREES

RAY AARSSEN / SPORTS HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP – SHAELYN DENYS

HAROLD MARTIN MEMORIAL AWARD OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – CHLOE DUFFY

KEN MCPHAIL MEMORIAL AWARD – BUILDER OF THE YEAR – BEN HAZZARD

ALLEN SCHEPENS MEMORIAL AWARD – COACH OF THE YEAR – JEFF BYRNE

ELDIN GRIFFITH MEMORIAL AWARD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – SHAUNEY FISCHER