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Eight County athletes first inductees to new Sports Hall of Fame

Eight Prince Edward County athletes who have represented Canada on the national or international stage have been selected to be the first inductees into the new Sports Hall of Fame, to be opened this fall at the Wellington Arena.
“The Prince Edward County Sports Hall of Fame is thrilled with the number of nominations it received in its inaugural year,” said president Hugh Parliament. “Some are record holders, all have performed with distinction, bringing honour and pride to Prince Edward County.”
Parliament and founding members of the committee sought council approval early this year to create the Hall of Fame on the east wall of the Taskforce Lounge in the Essroc Centre. The purpose is to honour individuals who have obtained prominence or distinction in any field of sport as a representative from Prince Edward County. Recognition includes a plaque and a short history to be displayed on the wall.
The 2012 inductees are:
Faye Roblin who competed nationally and internationally in Javelin.
Sam Mulholland, who played hockey in the AHL and NHL and played for eight years for the Picton Intermediates. He is also known for baseball and coaching junior and intermediate in Picton.
Douglas Thompson who is the world record holder in 350cc outboard speed. He has raced internationally.
Keith MacDonald who played with the Belleville McFarland hockey club that captured the Allan Cup in 1958 and the World Hockey Championship 1959 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He also excelled in baseball, hockey, football and tennis.
Earle Marvin, who is the Canadian Senior Trap Shoot champion.
Garry Lavender who had several all-Ontario hockey championships under his belt. He was the man behind the Wellington Dukes, refereed and umpired hockey, softball and lacrosse and was convenor for hockey and softball in the County.
John Sibthorpe – organizer of the Gold Cup Races. He raced outboard boats internationally and locally.
Paul Rosebush – played minor, university and professional hockey. He played for Team Canada and won a World Championship in softball and was voted to the All World Softball Team. He also played international softball tournaments for teams from the USA.

Parliament notes there are still many County athletes who were not nominated.
“If you believe someone has all the credentials to be in the hall, take the time to nominate them,” he said. “It is an amazing process when you go back and dig out the information on someone you think you know, it may be a learning process.
Some who were nominated but don’t appear on the inaugural list will be added to next year’s selection process.
“Unfortunately not all nominees can be elected to the hall in any one year, this year is no exception,” said Parliament. “An athlete must receive 60 per cent of the vote to qualify for the hall. Those that were unsuccessful did not receive the necessary votes to make it into the Hall this year.”

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  1. Susan Rose says:

    So glad to see Sam on this list…

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