Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Announces Spring Inductions
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that it will induct an all-round athlete who excelled in hockey and lacrosse, a former Hart Trophy winner and a national championship team from soccer at Sport Manitoba’s Night of Champions, presented by the Manitoba Chicken Producers, on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Club Regent Event Centre.
Herb Gardiner will be inducted posthumously in the Athlete category for his stellar hockey career that began with the Winnipeg Victorias as an amateur and continued after his service in the Great war as a professional: first in the WCHL as a member of the Calgary Tigers (league champs in 1924) and then, at the age of 35, broke into the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens from 1926-28 (where he won the Hart Trophy as MVP in 1927) and later the Chicago Blackhawks as a player/coach. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of fame in Toronto in 1958. Born in Winnipeg in 1891, Gardiner passed away in 1972.
Gary Aldcorn moved to Winnipeg at the age of twelve and played every sport he could find including hockey, baseball, basketball, track & field, football, curling and lacrosse. Gary Aldcorn was part of two MB All-Star lacrosse teams that competed in the finals of the Minto Cup in 1954 and ’55. After playing his juvenile and junior hockey with the Winnipeg Monarchs, Aldcorn won a Memorial Cup with the Toronto Marlboros in 1955 and an Edinburgh Trophy as minor-pro champs with the Winnipeg Warriors in 1956. He played over 200 NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins from 1956 to ’61 and parts of 3 seasons in the AHL with the Rochester Americans. He was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.
1962 ANAF Winnipeg Scottish will be inducted in the Team category for their Canadian Senior Club championship in winning the Carling Trophy in 1962 with a 6-0 victory over Edmonton Edelweiss. The Scottish had to defeat Germania in a best of three series to advance out of Manitoba. They were the seventh Manitoba team to win the national soccer crown and now join their brethren from the 1954 ANAF team (inducted in 1999) in the Hall of Fame.
Tickets may be purchased by the public at a cost of $40 each. Tickets are available for purchase online through Sport Manitoba’s website. Please go to: sportmanitoba.ca to purchase tickets.
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum’s mandate is to preserve, celebrate and showcase the history and heritage of sport excellence and achievement in Manitoba.
Sport Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and the lead planning, programming, and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre, and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.
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