P.A. Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees

Andrew Schopp
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Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame inductee Amanda Dunn receives her invitation to the Hall from Hall president Ellen Grewcock. Dunn is one of three athletes to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a banquet on April 26 in the Ches Leach Lounge at the Art Hauser Centre. For 20 years, Dunn's name was synonymous with the sport of racquetball in Prince Albert and is one of the country's elite players. Herald photo by Andrew Schopp 

2014 Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Josef Tesar Jr.

Athlete - Wrestling

  • Captured first Canadian Championship at 12 years old
  • 10-time provincial champion
  • Four-time national champion
  • Won gold at the 1998 Canadian University Championships representing the University of Regina in the 61 kg. division. 

Ryan Roznowsky

Athlete - Special Olympics Swimming

  • Competed in the Prince Albert Special Olympics from 1985-2006.
  • Tallied 16 gold, one silver and two bronze medals in provincial competitions.
  • Won three gold medals at the 1997 Prince Albert Summer Games 

Amanda Dunn

Athlete - Racquetball 

  • A member of the Prince Albert Racquetball Association from 1986-2005, qualified for provincial championships each year.
  • Canadian Junior Champion five straight years from 1993 to 1997.
  • Member of the National Junior Team from 1995 to 1997.

Pat Regel

Builder - Skating Instructor

  • Coached an extensive range of skaters ranging from National Figure skaters to NHL players

Bob Coffin

Builder - Football 

  • As vice principal at Carlton Comprehensive High School, coached football and track.
  • Involved with organizing committees for provincial championships hosted by Carlton while co-ordinating tournaments and playoffs.
  • Coached Carlton’s senior and junior football programs.

Ward Howat

Meritorious Service - Hockey Official

  • Served as a hockey referee in Prince Albert for 27 years.
  • Officiated in the WHL as a linesman for 15 years
  • Second longest serving member of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association for 27 years as co-ordinator of officials.

1972 Bantam West Hill Flyers

Team - Hockey 

  • Won the City Bantam title and provincial play down tournament.
  • Team member Dwayne Melrose went on to play for the Saskatoon Blades in the WHL 

Prince Albert Sports Council

Sports Association of the Year 

  • Since its formation in 1985, has provided supporting and funding for hundreds of teams, athletes and venues. 

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