Selman honoured with coaching award

Fort Frances native Bill Selman was honoured with the John MacInnes Award at the 1998 American Hockey Coaches Association awards banquet earlier this month in Naples, Fl.
The award recognizes individuals who have shown great concern for amateur hockey and youth programs, and who have had a high winning percentage behind the bench.
The recipient also can boast an outstanding graduation percentage among their former players.
Selman coached at four NCAA schools, including the University of North Dakota (UND), University of Minnesota-Duluth, St. Louis University, and Lake Superior State.
He also served as a coach with Team USA at the 1982 world championships in Finland.
Selman helped UND capture a WCHA championship as a senior (he graduated in 1963), has the distinction of being chosen as Coach of the Year in both the CCHA and WCHA, and has been inducted into both the North Dakota and St. Louis University halls of fame.
Selman recorded a goal and 19 assists in 72 career games as a player.
He is now in his 16th year as group manager for sports marketing with Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, Mo.