Hockey Canada Network |
News
Angela James and Mark Messier Elected to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
GN.006.09
|
April 28, 2009
|
|

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:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

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

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 WU18C: CAN 3 - SWE 1
Apr 17, 2014
Virtanen scored twice to lead Canada to the tournament-opening win.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2014 PARA: CAN 10 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Mar 08, 2014
Gale, Dixon and Rempel had four points each to lead Canada to a win.
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: