Sarnia, ON – The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) is celebrating its 75th anniversary this season and the organization has conducted a fan based web-site campaign in order to select an OMHA All-Time Great Team. Following extensive input, the team was made up of the following:
Forwards: Wayne Gretzky, Doug Gilmour, Syl Apps
Defense: Bobby Orr, Rob Blake
Goal: Curtis Joseph
Coach: Roger Neilson
Executive: Jim Rutherford
Officials: Ray Scapinello, Kerry Fraser, Bill McCreary
The OMHA is partnered with the NHL, NHLPA, and Alumni in this project and a beautiful banner depicting each individual team member, will be presented and hung in his hometown arena.
The Sarnia Sting and the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre are excited to announce that the Official Banner Raising Ceremony for Kerry Fraser will take place prior to the Sting’s home opener Friday September 18th.
As part of the All-Time Team celebration, the OMHA will be donating five complete sets of hockey equipment in Kerry’s name to five minor hockey players from the Sarnia Area who have the desire to play hockey but unfortunately do not have the funds to do so.
Kerry has chosen to share this tremendous honour with all the volunteers of the Sarnia Minor Athletic Association (past, present and future) and the City of Sarnia, in recognition of the opportunities they have provided to so many young athletes over the years. The formal recognition will occur during a two-day Civic Celebration taking place on Septermber 18th and 19th.
More details will be announced regarding the celebration leading up to the Sting Opening Night September 18th.
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)