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Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame 2005
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Categories:  Athlete, Coach, Builder, and Team.

Wrestling

Justin Abdou
Justin Abdou is one of Simon Fraser University's most successful wrestlers. Competing at 80 kilograms, Abdou was a nine-time Canadian senior champion and won a gold medal for Canada at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. He won two silver medals and two bronze at Pan American Games and represented his country at the Sydney Olympics. During his university career, Abdou won four consecutive NAIA national championship titles, only the second SFU wrestler and fifth on the continent to do so. Abdou finished his collegiate career with a record 204 wins, 24 losses and two draws.

 

Hockey

Glenn Anderson
Glenn Anderson was a fourth-round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers in 1979, who went on to win five Stanley Cups in 11 seasons with Wayne Gretzky in the 1980s. He won a sixth Stanley Cup ring in New York in 1994. In 16 NHL seasons, Anderson scored a total of 591 goals and 722 assists. Anderson twice tallied over 50 goals in a single season and scored over 100 points on three separate occasions, including a career-high 105 points in 1982. He also played in four all-star games and in four Canada Cup events.

Blind Sports, Athletics

Courtney Knight
Courtney Knight was the first visually-impaired athlete to win a B.C. high school track and field championship, placing first in the discus in 1995. With less than 10 per cent normal vision, her participation with an able-bodied Team B.C. at the Canadian Junior Championships and Western Canada Games were also firsts. Knight is currently ranked No. 2 in the world in the pentathlon, discus and shot put and is the Canadian record holder in seven individual Paralympic disciplines. She is a three-time paralympian, winning silver medals in Atlanta and Sydney. Knight was the Sport B.C. disabled athlete of the year in 1995 and was B.C. Athletics' female disabled athlete from 1996 to 2003.

 

 

 

Hockey

 

Cliff Ronning
Cliff Ronning tallied over 950 points in 17 seasons in the NHL, including six years with the Vancouver Canucks between 1990 and '96. A seventh-round draft pick of the St. Louis Blues in '84, Ronning tallied a total of 335 goals and 620 assists in his pro NHL career, posting a career-high 85 points in his third year with the Canucks. Ronning garnered over 50 points in 10 separate pro seasons. He also scored over 150 points in two stints with the Canadian national team. A former Western Hockey League MVP and rookie of the year, Ronning was also a key player of the Burnaby Winter Club midget AAA team that won the Air Canada Cup national championships in 1982.

 

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