Chris Lindberg will be among this year’s inductees going into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame next month, it was announced yesterday afternoon.
Lindberg earned success as both an amateur and professional athlete.
Learning the game of hockey growing up in Fort Frances during the 1970s and ’80s, Lindberg later played centre for the University of Minnesota-Duluth before beginning his pro career.
Enjoying time in the NHL with the Calgary Flames and the Quebec Nordiques during the 1990s, Lindberg also spent time on the Canadian national team.
He contributed to two Spengler Cup titles, as well as Canada’s silver medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
He then spent time playing overseas before retiring in 2005.
Lindberg is being inducted in the “Professional Athlete” category.
Those being inducted in the “Amateur Athlete” category are Debbie Clarke (swimming), Sean Crooks (cross-country skiing), and Bill Keenan (freestyle skiing), all of whom hail from the Thunder Bay area.
Jim Mauro Sr., an umpire and baseball administrator, will be inducted in the “Volunteer Builder” category while long-time hockey coach and consultant Vern Stenlund will recognized in the “Professional Builder” category.
The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 34th-annual induction dinner and ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.
Tickets can be ordered by calling 1-807-622-2852 or by dropping by the Hall of Fame at 219 May St. S.