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Paul Coffey among new inductees to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

04/22/2015 10:46 EDT | Updated 07/16/2015 06:59 EDT
The Canadian Sports Hall of Fame has added 12 new inductees.
 
Hockey players Paul Coffey and Danielle Goyette, freestyle skier Jennifer Heil, speed skater Susan Auch, judoka Nicolas Gill and soccer player Craig Forrest headlined those announced as this year's additions Wednesday in Toronto.

The other inductees are 2004 Olympic cycling gold medalist Lori-Ann Muenzer, Paralympic swimmer Michael Edgson, cross-country skiers Sharon and Shirley Firth, golfer Jocelyne Bourassa and field hockey coach Marina van der Merwe.
 
Coffey is one of the greatest defencemen in NHL history. His 396 goals and 1,531 points are both the second-most all-time among blue-liners, and he won four Stanley Cups — three with Edmonton and another with Pittsburgh.
 
Goyette won Olympic women's hockey gold in 2002 and 2006, when she was 40 years old and carried the Canadian flag at the opening ceremony in Turin, Italy.
 
Heil also won gold at the 2006 Olympics, in women's moguls, and added a silver at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. She captured four world titles and five crystal globes as a World Cup season champion.
 
Auch competed in five Olympics between 1988 and 2002, earning a pair of solo silver medals at 500 metres and a bronze in the 3,000m relay.
 
Gill earned an Olympic silver in 2000 after getting a bronze in 1992. He also won three medals at the world championships.
 
Forrest played professionally as a goalkeeper in England, mostly with Ipswich, for 1985 until 2002, and made 56 international appearances for Canada.

The induction ceremony will be held Oct. 21 at Toronto's Mattamy Athletic Centre.

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