Sports Hall of fame inductees

2022 induction ceremonies for the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame will take place Aug. 13, 2022. Tickets are available at Taggs Source for Sports.

Dave ‘Zeke’ Egan

Dave “Zeke” Egan was heavily involved minor hockey in Fort Frances for over 40 years. Dave played an illustrious 4 years of Muskie hockey, including two years as team captain. In 1972 he scored the game winning goal when the Muskies won their first medal (Bronze) at the All Ontarios in Essex. In 1977 he began a 37 year coaching career. Dave stood behind the bench at every level from novice through Midget tutoring over 600 young men. For over 15 years he was closely associated with the Midget AA Canadians, a team he initiated.

Dave always took great pride in his teams representing Fort Frances in the most professional manner. His teams travelled long distances to compete in tournaments in Canada and the U.S.

Dave was one of the leaders in the Ice For Kids committee which volunteered countless hours to fundraise over $600,000 to fund the construction of a second state of the art ice surface for our community. In 2011, Egan received an award from Fort Frances Minor Hockey recognizing his outstanding contributions to the organization.

In 2012, Dave and Terry Ogden spearheaded the creation of the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame.

Kelly Lyons

Kelly Lyons grew up in Fort Frances and graduated from Fort Frances High School in 1981. She earned her Ph.D. in Computing and Information Science from Queen’s University in 1994 and worked at IBM before joining the University of Toronto as a professor in 2008.

Kelly first learned to swim in Rainy Lake, her family’s backyard pool, and the Fort Frances Swim Complex. She began competing as a masters swimmer at age 30 in 1993 and, since that time, has raced in two World Championships, five National Championships, eight Provincial Championships, and over twenty local swim meets. She has earned over 100 first place finishes in individual and relay events and has held provincial individual and relay records.