Angela James and Mark Messier Elected to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
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April 28, 2009
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One was a pioneer of the female game. The other was a dominant force in the NHL who represented Canada on four occasions.

Angela James, once dubbed the Wayne Gretzky of women’s hockey, and Mark Messier, a six-time Stanley Cup winner who proudly wore the Maple Leaf at Canada Cups and World Cups, are among the latest inductees into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The latest list of inductees was announced on Tuesday.

“Today,James represented Canada at the first four IIHF World Women’s Championships, helping Canada win gold in 1990, 1992, 19.

Her on-ice success was only part of the Angela James story, however. James was a pioneer of the game and helped vault women’s hockey from a fringe sport to one that is played by women throughout the world. In 2008, James joined Cammi Granato and Geraldine Heaney as the first women ever to be inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame.

Messier, known as the Moose during his playing career, is well known for leading the Edmonton Oilers to five Stanley Cups between 19. He would later win a sixth Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers. But Messier was also instrumental in helping Team Canada dominate on the international stage.

Messier helped Canada win three-straight Canada Cups in 1984, 19. He also played in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, where Canada finished second.

There are now a total of 506 honoured members in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall’s mission is to “inspire Canadian identity and national pride by telling the compelling stories of those outstanding achievements that make up Canada’s sports history.”

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

   
Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca
   
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