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Hall’s Class of 2011 includes Special Olympics floor hockey team

The team that brought home the silver from the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho have been inducted into Guelph’s Hall of Fame.

The Buns Master Rollers Special Olympics floor hockey team journey were one of five honourees recognized at the 25th annual Kiwanis Sports Celebrity Dinner. Others included climber, gymnast and mountain biker Barb Clemes, NHL referee Bill McCreary, boxer Dominic (Manny) Sorbara and hockey coach Richard (Dick) Carroll.

Of their honour, Rollers coach March Cullen had this to say: “It’s not just special for the people here, it’s special for the Special Olympic movement all across the country – North America. It’s a big event.”

The team’s four-year journey included gold-medal performances at the regional competition (2006), provincials (2007) and then nationals held in Quebec City (2008). They went on to win silver at the 2009 world games in Boise, Idaho.

The Guelph Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that recognizes and honours the achievements of Guelph individuals and teams who have attained prominence and distinction in any field of sport, and who have made a major contribution to the development and advancement of sports in Guelph.