The Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame selection committee is pleased to announce that three new members will be inducted into the Hall of fame in the fall of 2018.
This year’s inductees will be:
Brian Chamberlain - Builder Category
Brian Chamberlain’s hockey coaching career has spanned nearly 40 years in the Bathurst region. Highlights of his numerous accomplishments include the 79-80 Atom A Provincial championship, 90-91 Bantam AAA provincial runner-up, Assistant Coach for the 1991 NB Canada Games Men’s hockey team, and recipient of the 2014 Hockey Canada Hero of Play award which was awarded to only 100 coaches across the country.
Vic Aubie - Builder Category
Vic Aubie was a driving force keeping the Bathurst Alpine Papermakers hockey club operational in the late 1970’s, and early 80’s. When the team fell into disrepair, Vic stepped up to become Team Manager, Coach, Trainer, & financial backer. He went to any means necessary to keep the team alive, including spending countless hours recruiting players from outside the region to move to Bathurst. Many of whom stayed in the region to raise their families and still call Bathurst home to this day.
Darryl Knowles - Player Category
Darryl Wesley Knowles began his hockey career playing on the ponds of Clifton, New Brunswick, and went on to play four seasons of professional hockey with the Syracuse Blazers of the North American Hockey league. Darryl was known by teammates and opponents as a “take no prisoners” style player, whose accomplishments include winning the 73-74 Lockhart Cup with the Syracuse Blazers, winning a Canadian Championship with the Campbellton Tigers, and wining the 81-82 North Shore Hockey League Championship as a player coach with the Bathurst Alpines Senior Hockey Team.
The addition of these three worthy inductees will bring the total number of inductees to 71. They will be enshrined with their fellow inducted members at The Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame, located in the lobby of the KC Irving Regional Centre.
Induction ceremonies will take place on November 10th at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club. Tickets are ON SALE NOW at the KC Irving Regional Centre box office and via www.ticketboutik.ca.