Grey Cup, Brier winners on list of 16 hall of fame inductees

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TWO Winnipeg Blue Bombers teams from the Bud Grant era and the double Brier-winning curling rink skipped by Billy Walsh in 1952 and 1956 are among a veteran group of 10 individuals and six teams to be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in May.

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TWO Winnipeg Blue Bombers teams from the Bud Grant era and the double Brier-winning curling rink skipped by Billy Walsh in 1952 and 1956 are among a veteran group of 10 individuals and six teams to be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in May.

The inductions May 21, coming during the hall’s 30th anniversary, will be part of Sport Manitoba’s Sport for Life Gala and awards celebration.

The Grey Cup-winning Bomber clubs of 1959 and 1962 will be inducted, joining the teams from 1958 and 1961 that had earlier been brought into the hall for their part in a span that saw the Bombers win four CFL titles in five years.

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Also to be honoured are the 1956 Winnipeg Rods, who repeated as Canadian junior football champions that year, and their successors, the 1961 St. James Rods, who won the national title that season.

The two teams skipped by Walsh and being inducted won Canadian men’s curling championships in 1952 in Winnipeg and in 1956 in Moncton, with support from Allan Langlois, Andy McWilliams and John Watson (’52) and Cy White.

Others to be inducted include four-time NHL all-star and Stanley Cup winner Art Coulter, 1924 Olympic boxer Charley Belanger, 1930s softball pitcher Harry Broverman, 1940s softball pitcher Audrey (Haine) Daniels amd former NHLer Walter Hergesheimer.

Also entering the hall are four-time Calder Cup winner Frank Mathers, Canadian Curling Hall of Fame member Lura McLuckie, 1930s Blue Bomber and former CFL official Bill Nairn, 1952 rowing Olympian J. Derek Riley and stellar senior basketball star Roy Williams.

 

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