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Sports Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees

Inductees will be honoured at a formal ceremony in June
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CITY OF SAULT STE MARIE

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Mayor Christian Provenzano, City Council and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee would like to announce the newest members to be inducted into the Sault Ste. Marie Sports Hall of Fame.

The following individuals are the 2017 inductees:

Alex Mitchell (posthumously) – All Sports – Builder

  • Sault Star Sports Writer & Editor
  • Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Committee
  • Life-long sports enthusiast

Brian Mealey – Alpine Skiing – Coach/Builder

  • 46 Years of coaching Alpine Skiing in Sault Ste. Mare
  • Co-founded Soo Ski Runners – Head Coach 1967-2012
  • Coached: Brigette Acton, Seve Roch, John Mealey, Lauren/Amy Lattimer, Bob Real, and Mac/BJ Marcoux
  • Mentored coaches such as Kip Harrington – World Cup Tech Team Head Coach

Mike Lebel – Baseball – Coach/Builder

  • Founder of Great Lakes Baseball League
  • President of Soo Minor Baseball for 25 years
  • Coached 6 Provincial Baseball Championship Teams from Mosquito to Junior and 4 Finalist Teams
  • Players coached have gone on to play University/College/Professional baseball

A formal ceremony to recognize this year’s Sports Hall of Fame inductees will take place in June.

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