Armstrong, Dylan

Armstrong, Dylan

 

Dylan Armstrong (born January 15, 1981, Kamloops) is a Canadian shot putter. Armstrong is the reigning Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games champion and has also won a world championship silver medal in the shotput event. In addition, he holds the Canadian national record, the Commonwealth games record, and the Pan American Games record for shotput. His first true world success came at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics when he won the silver at the outdoor event for shotput. As one of Canada’s leading medal favorites and only medal favorite in athletics, Armstrong had set a season’s best heading into the 2012 Summer Olympics. Armstrong currently lives in Kamloops and trains there at the nearby National Throws Centre (Wikipedia).

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Niedermayer, Scott

Niedermayer, Scott

Scott is a hockey player (b 31 Aug 1973, Edmonton). He honed his skills in Cranbrook and attracted the attention of the Kamloops Blazers, for whom he played 3 seasons. He was a West Division all-star, top student-athlete in Canadian junior hockey and a member of the team that won the 1991 world junior championships. He made a memorable pass to set up the game-winning goal that brought the 1992 Blazers their first national junior championship Memorial Cup and brought him honours as the tournament’s MVP. Drafted by the New Jersey Devils, he helped the team to win Stanley Cups in 1995 and 2000. He played for Team Canada in the 1996 World Cup and by the late 1990s he had established himself as one of the NHL’s premier defencemen. (from B.C. Encyclopedia)

Nation, Bill

Nation, Bill

Arthur William was a fishing guide (b 29 June 1881, Bristol, England; d Oct 1940, Kamloops). He is considered the dean of sport fishing guides from the early days of angling in the BC Interior. After immigrating to the province as a young man, he settled in the Kamloops area and worked mainly out of Echo Lodge on Paul Lake. He invented a series of classic fly patterns, and his knowledge of the Kamloops Trout and its habitat was unequalled. In the last week of his life he was still guiding anglers. (from B.C. Encyclopedia)

Recchi, Mark

Recchi, Mark

Mark is a hockey player (b 1 Feb 1968, Kamloops). He played his junior hockey with the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL. Underrated because of his small size, he was drafted only in the fourth round but surprised everyone by proving to be a prolific NHL scorer. The Penguins won the 1991 Stanley Cup thanks in large part to his play, but they traded him to Philadelphia midway through the next season. With the Flyers in 1992-93, he scored a career-high 53 goals and 123 points, a points record that stands alongside his 73 assists (1990-91) as the highest totals in the 20th century by any player born and raised in BC. In 1995 he was traded to Montreal and was a member of Team Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. The Flyers reacquired him in 1998-99 and he led the team in scoring for the next two seasons. (from B.C. Encyclopedia)