Luncheon honours sports hall inductees

The Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame hosts event today at the Schubert Centre

The Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame will welcome the two-time B.C. Junior Hockey League champion Vernon Essos and three individuals at a Friday induction luncheon at the Schubert Centre in Vernon.

Three-time Olympic swimmer Rick Say, of Salmon Arm, and Vernon hockey legend Odie Lowe will join the shrine in the athletes category.

Basketball guru Mel Briggeman will enter the builders section posthumously.

“Ticket sales are going well and several members of the Essos are coming in from Quesnel, Prince George and the Kootenays,” said Hall of Fame director Roger Knox.

“We are deeply saddened that Mel will not be with us, but we know he would have been overjoyed with his induction.”

The Essos were led by Ernie Gare Jr., John Price and Wayne Dye. They stopped the Victoria Cougars in a six-game final series in 1970 and dispatched the Penticton Broncos in seven games, in ‘72.

They were coached by Lowe.

Lowe, 86, turned pro with the New York Rovers of the Quebec Senior Hockey League in 1948-49.

The next season he had a four-game callup with the New York Rangers, scoring a goal and an assist. Lowe helped the Rovers win the Eastern Hockey League title in 1949-50.

Tickets are $25 and available through Ticket Seller. Seating begins at 11:30 a.m.

 

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