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Sport NL honours its stars and legends

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador handed out its 2018 provincial awards, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame inducted five new members Saturday night. Among the award winners and newest Hall of Famers are, from left, first row: Joan Butler, Bill Hogan, Terry Ryan, Angus Barrett, Wayne Ryder (accepting on behalf of his son, Michael), Ward Gosse, Rekesh Mohan Negi (accepting on behalf of David Liverman); second row: Fintan Gaudette, Blaine Sullivan (accepting on behalf of his daughter, Kate Sullivan), Owen Cumby (accepting on behalf of his brother, Noah Cumby), Ray Gushue (accepting on behalf of his son, Brad Gushue), Jesse Sutton (accepting on behalf of Trevor Budgell), Teri Murphy and Todd Hickey (accepting on behalf of his son,  Liam Hickey). (Photo by Melanie Courage)
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador handed out its 2018 provincial awards, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame inducted five new members Saturday night. Among the award winners and newest Hall of Famers are, from left, first row: Joan Butler, Bill Hogan, Terry Ryan, Angus Barrett, Wayne Ryder (accepting on behalf of his son, Michael), Ward Gosse, Rekesh Mohan Negi (accepting on behalf of David Liverman); second row: Fintan Gaudette, Blaine Sullivan (accepting on behalf of his daughter, Kate Sullivan), Owen Cumby (accepting on behalf of his brother, Noah Cumby), Ray Gushue (accepting on behalf of his son, Brad Gushue), Jesse Sutton (accepting on behalf of Trevor Budgell), Teri Murphy and Todd Hickey (accepting on behalf of his son, Liam Hickey). (Photo by Melanie Courage) - Contributed

2018 provincial awards handed out; five new Hall of Famers inducted

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

The sport of swimming was the big winner Saturday night as it garnered three awards, and saw a Hall of Famer inducted, during Sport Newfoundland and Labrador’s Stars and Legends Awards Gala at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s.

Swimming’s Kate Sullivan and Noah Cumby were selected junior female and male athletes of the year, while Joan Butler was the 2018 official of the year.

Bill Hogan from swimming, with an impressive national and international resume, was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The senior male and female athlete of the year awards went to Paralympic athlete Liam Hickey of sledge hockey and wheelchair basketball, and soccer’s Teri Murphy. Trevor Budgell of ball hockey was named coach of the year and the Brad Gushue curling team of Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker, 2018 Brier champs and world silver medallists, was selected team of the year.

The executive of the year was David Liverman of cricket, figure skating and soccer, and volleyball’s Fintan Gaudette was the volunteer of the year.

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador’s award selection committee chose the recipients from a list of nominees compiled by 16 member organizations across the province.

The new Hall of Famers inducted were Hogan, Angus Barrett (athlete/builder) of soccer, Ward Gosse (athlete) of softball and hockey, Terry Ryan Sr. (athlete) of hockey and baseball and Michael Ryder (athlete) of hockey.

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