It was a special day at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary on Thursday as the announcement was made on who will be inducted in the October ceremonies.
Among the nine people inducted are five Albertans– figure skater Jamie Sale and speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon of Red Deer, bobsledder Pierre Lueders and hockey player Scott Niedermayer of Edmonton, and Daryl “Doc” Seaman, the former owner of the Calgary Flames.
Sale reached stardom when she won an Olympic Gold medal with David Pelletier (also being inducted) at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City in pairs figure skating.
Wotherspoon, who broke the World Record in his career in the men’s 500m and 1000m speed skating disciplines, recorded a remarkable 67 victories in his World Cup career.
Lueders, won an Olympic Gold medal in bobsled for Canada in the two-man at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano and an Olympic Silver medal at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin.