Posted on June 24, 2012 by Christopher Thrall

On September 8, the inaugural Vikings Hall of Fame Dinner and Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Golf Tournament on September 9.

Augustana Campus will soon have a Wall of Fame to celebrate our athletics alumni. On September 8, the inaugural Vikings Hall of Fame Dinner and Silent Auction will be held at 6:30 pm in conjunction with the 2012 Golf Tournament on September 9.

Global Edmonton’s Kevin Karius will be the master of ceremonies, and former NHL stars Bryan Trottier, Marcel Dionne, and Sheldon Kennedy will attend as guest speakers.

Trottier played for 18 seasons in the NHL and won Stanley Cups with the Islanders (4), the Penguins (2), and the Avalanche (once as coach). He won the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 1976, the Art Ross (scoring) and the Hart (league MVP) trophies in 1979. He was a 1997 inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Dionne played 18 seasons in the NHL. In 1980, he outscored Wayne Gretzky to win the Art Ross Trophy. He was the third of six men to reach the 700-goal plateau, and currently ranks fourth among all-time goal scorers with 731, fifth in points with 1771 and ninth in assists with 1040.

Sheldon Kennedy was the captain of the 1989 Memorial Cup Champions, the Swift Current Broncos. He played for eight seasons in the NHL and helped Canada win a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in 1988.

The master of ceremonies, Kevin Karius, joined Global Edmonton in 1997 and has worked for Oilers Radio and Oilers Pay per View television. He has been active in the community, acting as the honorary chair for Easter Seals of Northern Alberta and hosts the Kevin Karius Celebrity Golf Classic, which raises money for Easter Seals.

As part of the dinner celebration and scholarship fundraising effort, Bryan, Marcel and Kevin will be auctioned off as golfers for the Vikings Golf Tournament the following day.

6:00pm Cocktails
6:30pm Dinner begins
7:15pm Inductions
8:00pm Speakers

Tickets for the Hall of Fame dinner are $25 for pre-teens and $75 for adults. A half-table of four is $260 and a table for 8 is $500. Dinner and golf for eight is $1,300 and dinner and golf for four is $750.

Register online at www.augustana.ualberta.ca/athletics/



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