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Joey Moss named for induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

02/25/2015 09:53 EST | Updated 04/27/2015 05:59 EDT
EDMONTON - Joey Moss, the long-time locker-room attendant for the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and CFL's Edmonton Eskimos has been named for induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

Moss, 51, became the Oilers' locker-room attendant in 1984 when superstar Wayne Gretzky was dating Moss's older sister, Vikki. He joined the Eskimos in 1986 and is the third longest-serving member of the organization.

He works with the CFL club from the opening of training camp in June until mid-August, at which time he heads over to the Oilers' locker-room for the NHL season.

In October 2008, Moss was honoured with a mural in Edmonton for his service with both clubs. In 2012, he received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal honouring significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Moss also inspired the Joey Moss Cup, a tournament held at the end of Oilers' training camp.

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