Jimmy Jones, with mother Dawn Coe-Jones as his caddie, competes in the B.C. Amateur golf championship at Swan-E-Set golf club in Pitt Meadows, BC, Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Photograph by: Jason Payne, PNG
VANCOUVER - Swimmer Brent Hayden, a world champion and Olympic bronze medalist, golfer Dawn Coe- Jones, high-scoring lacrosse star Kevin Alexander and hockey icon Pat Quinn headline the 2013 inductees into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
Hayden, Coe-Jones, Alexander, triathlete Peter Reid and rugby’s Robert ‘Ro’ Hindson will go into the Hall this year in the athlete category.
They will be formerly inducted at the hall’s 45th annual Banquet of Champions Sept. 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Quinn, a former NHL player, coach and general manager who also coached four Canadian teams to world champions, is the 2013 W.A.C. Bennett award winner. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who have made a significant contribution to sport in B.C., but who would not otherwise qualify for induction into the Hall.
Long-time university and national team basketball coaches Ken and Kathy Shields, who are husband and wife, are going into the hall in the builder category.
This year’s team inductee is the 1965 Ocean Falls Swim Club, which won its fourth consecutive national title that year and included former Olympians Ralph Hutton and Sandy Gilchrist.
Vernon native Larry Kwong, who became the first player of Asian descent to play in the NHL when he suited for one game with the New York Rangers in 1948 and later had a standout career in the highly regarded Quebec Senior Hockey League, is going into the Hall in the pioneer category.
Television producer Larry Isaac, who produced Vancouver Canucks and Vancouver Whitecaps games for BCTV and later worked for more than a decade as senior producer of CBC Hockey Night in Canada, is this year’s media category inductee.
2013 B.C. SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Kevin Alexander, lacrosse
Led Victoria teams to one Minto Cup junior title and two Mann Cup senior titles. Scored 797 goals and added 584 assists in 300 career senior games.
Dawn Coe-Jones, golf
The Lake Cowichan product, a two-time B.C. women’s amateur champion, won three LPGA titles and accumulated more than $3.3 million in earnings in a 25-year pro career.
Brent Hayden, swimming
A 2007 world champion in the 100-metre freestyle, Mission’s Hayden was also a three-time Olympian, capping his career with a bronze at London in 2012.
Robert ‘Ro’ Hindson, rugby
The towering, 6-foot-5 Hindson was one of Canada’s best all-round rugby players, earning 31 international caps, including two at the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.
Peter Reid, triathlon
A Montreal native who moved to Victoria to further his career, Reid is a three-time world champion, including in 1998 when he was named Canada’s athlete of the year.
Kathy Shields, basketball
Coached the University of Victoria women’s team to eight national titles between 1978-2001, earning CIS coach of the year three times. Also coached senior national women’s team.
Ken Shields, basketball
The other half of the husband and wife coaching duo, Shields won a CIS title with the 1969-70 UBC women’s team, then coached the Victoria men’s team seven straight national titles. Also coached the senior men’s national team.
1965 Ocean Falls Swim Club
Swimming out of a tiny, isolated company town on the B.C. coast, the five swimmers won the last of four straight national titles in 1965. One of the group, Ralph Hutton, swam in three Olympics, winning a silver medal in 1968.
Larry Kwong, hockey
The Vernon native was the first player of Asian descent to play in the NHL when he suited up for one game with the New York Rangers in 1948. Later enjoyed a stellar career in the highly regarded Quebec Senior Hockey League
Larry Isaac, TV producer
The Coquitlam resident’s 35-year career included a decade at Hockey Night in Canada. He also produced swimming, cycling, soccer, golf and tennis shows and worked eight Olympics for the World Host Broadcast Feed.
W.A.C. BENNETT AWARD
The big Irishman was a player, coach and general manager in the NHL and now is a co-owner of junior hockey’s Vancouver Giants. Coached four Canadian teams to world titles, including men’s gold at the 2002 Olympics.
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