Dundas Sports Wall of Fame class of 2018 announced

Community May 04, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Four years after the inaugural class of inductees was announced, the second group of Dundas Sports Wall of Fame honourees has been chosen.

Steve Aglor (hockey), Helmut Clasen (motorcycle racing), Deborah Lee Eldridge (golf), Nick Genovese (blind golf) and Bob Myers (hockey referee) will officially be inducted this fall or winter, after completion of renovations to J.L. Grightmire Arena.

Aglor, who has been a participant and leader in Dundas' hockey community for more than 50 years, said induction onto the wall of fame is an honour he dreamed of when it was created just over four years ago, but one he didn't really expect to get, considering all the great athletes from the Valley Town.

"I never missed a year of hockey in Dundas, playing or coaching ... since I was five years old," Aglor said.

And it's a fitting class for Aglor to be inducted with, as he has connections to a couple of other inductees.

"Nick Genovese sang at our wedding," Aglor said. "Everybody knows Bob Myers."

After starting Dundas minor hockey at the age of five, Aglor played Jr. B for the Dundas Blues from 1971-74 then joined the Dundas Merchants for three seasons.

He coached novice and midget rep hockey teams from 1987 to 2001, joined the Dundas Blues Jr. C executive in 1995, and was Blues head coach from 1999 to 2009, the longest term of any head coach in recent memory. He's also served as general manager, director of hockey operations and club president, overseeing a number of transitions in an ongoing effort to keep the historic junior hockey club in Dundas.

Clasen was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2007, and is referred to as "a true Canadian champion and tremendous ambassador for motorcycling and for Canada." Among his long list of victories over six decades of racing are 14 Canadian National Offroad titles, including a win in 2000 at the age of 65.

Eldridge has been Mohawk College's golf coach for eight years, and played on five different tours in Canada and the United States from 1991 to 2001, including a stint on the LPGA in 1986. Eldridge won 10 professional tournaments, and added 88 top-10 finishes.

Genovese, who died in 2005, won multiple Ontario, Canadian and international blind or vision impaired golf titles.

Myers was a referee in the National Hockey League for 22 years. From the late 1960s to late 1980s, he worked more than 1,170 NHL games, including more than 100 Stanley Cup playoff games.

The new class of five joins the first group inducted in 2014: Wally Cattell (builder), Lisa Thomaidis (basketball), Don Knight (figure skating), Dave Stewart (builder) and Barry Mungar (basketball).

Temporarily on display at the Dundas Museum and Archives, the Dundas Sports Wall of Fame and its members are to be permanently enshrined in the renovated J.L. Grightmire Arena.

Delays to the start of construction at the Market Street Arena resulted in a four-year gap between induction classes.

Watch for more information on the 2018 Dundas Sports Wall of Fame induction class and plans for its formal induction later this year.

Dundas Sports Wall of Fame class of 2018 announced

Aglor, Clasen, Eldridge, Genovese, Myers in second group honoured

Community May 04, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Four years after the inaugural class of inductees was announced, the second group of Dundas Sports Wall of Fame honourees has been chosen.

Steve Aglor (hockey), Helmut Clasen (motorcycle racing), Deborah Lee Eldridge (golf), Nick Genovese (blind golf) and Bob Myers (hockey referee) will officially be inducted this fall or winter, after completion of renovations to J.L. Grightmire Arena.

Aglor, who has been a participant and leader in Dundas' hockey community for more than 50 years, said induction onto the wall of fame is an honour he dreamed of when it was created just over four years ago, but one he didn't really expect to get, considering all the great athletes from the Valley Town.

"I never missed a year of hockey in Dundas, playing or coaching ... since I was five years old," Aglor said.

"I never missed a year of hockey in Dundas, playing or coaching ... since I was five years old."
Steve Aglor

And it's a fitting class for Aglor to be inducted with, as he has connections to a couple of other inductees.

"Nick Genovese sang at our wedding," Aglor said. "Everybody knows Bob Myers."

After starting Dundas minor hockey at the age of five, Aglor played Jr. B for the Dundas Blues from 1971-74 then joined the Dundas Merchants for three seasons.

He coached novice and midget rep hockey teams from 1987 to 2001, joined the Dundas Blues Jr. C executive in 1995, and was Blues head coach from 1999 to 2009, the longest term of any head coach in recent memory. He's also served as general manager, director of hockey operations and club president, overseeing a number of transitions in an ongoing effort to keep the historic junior hockey club in Dundas.

Clasen was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2007, and is referred to as "a true Canadian champion and tremendous ambassador for motorcycling and for Canada." Among his long list of victories over six decades of racing are 14 Canadian National Offroad titles, including a win in 2000 at the age of 65.

Eldridge has been Mohawk College's golf coach for eight years, and played on five different tours in Canada and the United States from 1991 to 2001, including a stint on the LPGA in 1986. Eldridge won 10 professional tournaments, and added 88 top-10 finishes.

Genovese, who died in 2005, won multiple Ontario, Canadian and international blind or vision impaired golf titles.

Myers was a referee in the National Hockey League for 22 years. From the late 1960s to late 1980s, he worked more than 1,170 NHL games, including more than 100 Stanley Cup playoff games.

The new class of five joins the first group inducted in 2014: Wally Cattell (builder), Lisa Thomaidis (basketball), Don Knight (figure skating), Dave Stewart (builder) and Barry Mungar (basketball).

Temporarily on display at the Dundas Museum and Archives, the Dundas Sports Wall of Fame and its members are to be permanently enshrined in the renovated J.L. Grightmire Arena.

Delays to the start of construction at the Market Street Arena resulted in a four-year gap between induction classes.

Watch for more information on the 2018 Dundas Sports Wall of Fame induction class and plans for its formal induction later this year.

Dundas Sports Wall of Fame class of 2018 announced

Aglor, Clasen, Eldridge, Genovese, Myers in second group honoured

Community May 04, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Four years after the inaugural class of inductees was announced, the second group of Dundas Sports Wall of Fame honourees has been chosen.

Steve Aglor (hockey), Helmut Clasen (motorcycle racing), Deborah Lee Eldridge (golf), Nick Genovese (blind golf) and Bob Myers (hockey referee) will officially be inducted this fall or winter, after completion of renovations to J.L. Grightmire Arena.

Aglor, who has been a participant and leader in Dundas' hockey community for more than 50 years, said induction onto the wall of fame is an honour he dreamed of when it was created just over four years ago, but one he didn't really expect to get, considering all the great athletes from the Valley Town.

"I never missed a year of hockey in Dundas, playing or coaching ... since I was five years old," Aglor said.

"I never missed a year of hockey in Dundas, playing or coaching ... since I was five years old."
Steve Aglor

And it's a fitting class for Aglor to be inducted with, as he has connections to a couple of other inductees.

"Nick Genovese sang at our wedding," Aglor said. "Everybody knows Bob Myers."

After starting Dundas minor hockey at the age of five, Aglor played Jr. B for the Dundas Blues from 1971-74 then joined the Dundas Merchants for three seasons.

He coached novice and midget rep hockey teams from 1987 to 2001, joined the Dundas Blues Jr. C executive in 1995, and was Blues head coach from 1999 to 2009, the longest term of any head coach in recent memory. He's also served as general manager, director of hockey operations and club president, overseeing a number of transitions in an ongoing effort to keep the historic junior hockey club in Dundas.

Clasen was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2007, and is referred to as "a true Canadian champion and tremendous ambassador for motorcycling and for Canada." Among his long list of victories over six decades of racing are 14 Canadian National Offroad titles, including a win in 2000 at the age of 65.

Eldridge has been Mohawk College's golf coach for eight years, and played on five different tours in Canada and the United States from 1991 to 2001, including a stint on the LPGA in 1986. Eldridge won 10 professional tournaments, and added 88 top-10 finishes.

Genovese, who died in 2005, won multiple Ontario, Canadian and international blind or vision impaired golf titles.

Myers was a referee in the National Hockey League for 22 years. From the late 1960s to late 1980s, he worked more than 1,170 NHL games, including more than 100 Stanley Cup playoff games.

The new class of five joins the first group inducted in 2014: Wally Cattell (builder), Lisa Thomaidis (basketball), Don Knight (figure skating), Dave Stewart (builder) and Barry Mungar (basketball).

Temporarily on display at the Dundas Museum and Archives, the Dundas Sports Wall of Fame and its members are to be permanently enshrined in the renovated J.L. Grightmire Arena.

Delays to the start of construction at the Market Street Arena resulted in a four-year gap between induction classes.

Watch for more information on the 2018 Dundas Sports Wall of Fame induction class and plans for its formal induction later this year.