Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2015

The 2015 Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame induction class includes four athletes, two builders, and one team. The Induction Awards Night will take place at the World Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday, November 14. Tickets are available at the Hall of Fame (contact Karolyn Sevcik: 902-404-3321).

Ray Downey
Boxing, Halifax
•Bronze medal at 1988 Olympics
•Silver medal at 1990 Commonwealth Games
•Silver medal at 1990 World Cup of Boxing
•Gold medal at 1990 President’s Cup
•Gold medal and Best Boxer at 1987 Canada Winter Games
•3 Bronze and 2 Gold medals at the Canada Cup
•3 Gold and 1 silver medal at the Canadian Senior Boxing Championships
•Competed at 1992 Olympics

Andrew Haley
Swimming, North Sydney
•Bronze medal at 1992 Paralympics
•2 Bronze medals at 1996 Paralympics
•Gold medal and Bronze medal at 2000 Paralympics
•Gold medal at 1994 Commonwealth Games
•3 Bronze medals at 1994 IPC World Championships
•2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze at the 1998 Worlds
•Gold medal and Bronze medal at 2002 Worlds
•World Record in 100m Butterfly (2002)
•3 Bronze medals at 2007 Para Pan Am Games

David Kikuchi
Gymnastics, Fall River
•Competed at 20 consecutive Canadian Championships
•Competed at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics
•Competed in 5 World Championships
•20th in the world in 2003 and 2007
•Back to back Senior National titles in 2006/2007
•2nd All-Around at 2002, 2004, and 2008 Canadian Championships
•3rd All-Around at 2003 and 2005 Canadian Championships
•Helped Canada achieve best ever results at 2006 Worlds

Chris Flynn
Football, Buckingham, PQ
•Starter for the St. Mary’s Huskies, 1987-1990
•Top 2 single-season performances in university football history for passing touchdowns (27 & 30)
•CIS record of 87 career touchdown passes
•Only player in history to receive 3 Hec Crighton Trophies
•Inducted to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
•4 AUS championships
•4-time AUS All-Star
•3-time CIS All-Canadian
•Played for Montreal Machine, NFL Europe, 1991-92
•Played for Ottawa Roughriders, 1996
•Played 4 seasons in France

Lowell Cormier
Builder: Basketball/Baseball New Waterford
•Baseball and basketball coach for almost 50 years
•Organizer, founder, and Past President of New Waterford Minor Basketball and Baseball Associations
•Founding member and Vice Chairman, New Waterford Coal Bowl Classic
•Founder of the New Waterford Wellness Society and project lead for numerous first-of-their-kind community athletic facilities
•Associate Coach of CBU men’s AUS basketball champions, 2010
•Assisted with many major sporting events
•Frank Baldwin Award, 2010
•Hugh Noble Award, 2012
•Ricoh Award (Chair), 2013

Jim Bottomley
Builder: Hockey Halifax
•The winningest coach in Maritime Junior A hockey history— 10 MJAHL titles
•Junior A hockey coach for over 30 years
•Head coach, Halifax Lions
•Head coach & GM, Bridgewater Lumberjacks
•Head coach & GM, Amherst Ramblers
•Coached the first and only NS team (Halifax Oland Exports) to a national title (2002 Royal Bank Cup)
•2-time winner of the Coach of the Year award from Hockey NS
•Fred Fox Award for Male Team of the Year (2002)
•First ever player to have his number (#8) retired by Dalhousie University hockey

1995 Dalhousie Tigers Men’s Soccer Team
◆ First and only men’s soccer team from a Nova Scotian university to win a CIS Championship
◆ Undefeated regular season (1995)
◆ 2 previous AUS wins, 1990-95
◆ Defeated Golden Bears 3-1 in a snow storm
◆ 5 AUS All-Stars, AUS Rookie of the Year, 2 CIS Tournament All-Stars, and CIS Tournament MVP
◆ Team Members: Trevor Chisholm, Mike Hudson, Sean Pedersen, Graeme Allardice, Stephen Cormier, Marc Rainford, Matthew Serieys, Jeff Hyles, Mike Ayyash, Chris Devlin, Paul English, Ante Jazic, Dave McFarlane, Gregor MacAskill, Eric Pinfold, Chad Denny, Chad Thorpe, Mark Ellis, Jeff Hibberts
◆ Coaching Staff: Ian Kent, Keith Souchereau, Jamie Sawler, Darrell H. Cormier, Paul Repp

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