June 20th, 2024

Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame doubling up for inductees

By Lethbridge Herald on February 26, 2022.

After the past two years, the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame is ready to make up for lost time in 2022.
Having not held an induction ceremony since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame will hold two induction ceremonies this year.
The first will honour the class which was elected to the Hall in 2020 May 6 at the Enmax Centre’s Canadian Western Bank Lounge.
The second induction will be held in the fall and will honour the class of 2022, which will be selected later this year. The Hall did not select a 2021 induction class.
“We thank our 2020 inductees, our supporters and all southern Albertans for their patience these past two years,” said Dave McMurray, chair, Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame in a release. “We are thrilled that we are in a position where we will be able to gather once more and shine a spotlight on the accomplishments of many remarkable athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to Lethbridge’s important sporting history.”
Ticket information for the May 6 banquet will be announced in the coming weeks. Nominations for the induction class of 2022 will also be formally launched in the coming weeks, but nominations can be submitted anytime through the Hall’s revamped website: lethbridgesportshalloffame.ca.
The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame has also named its Kinsmen Male and Female Sports Person of the Year.
Winning the 2021 Kinsmen Male Sports Person of the Year is former Lethbridge Hurricane and current Buffalo Sabre Dylan Cozens.
This year’s Kinsmen Female Sports Person of the Year is a shared honour between rugby player Hailey Driscoll and Christine Moser.
After being drafted by the Hurricanes 19th overall in the 2016 WHL draft, Cozens played three full seasons with the Hurricanes and completed his Western Hockey League career as one of the most dominant players in franchise history.
The 21-year-old played 179 games for the Canes, scoring 95 goals and 223 points.
Cozens added 14 goals and 29 points in 35 playoff games.
After being picked in the first round and seventh overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the summer of 2019, Cozens returned to the Hurricanes as team captain for the 2019-20 season.
In his final season with the Hurricanes in 2019-20, Cozens had 38 goals and 85 points in just 51 games prior to the season coming to a premature end due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He started 2020 as a member of Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic, where he tallied two goals and nine points in seven games, helping Canada win the gold medal.
At the time of the season stoppage, Cozens sat seventh in the WHL scoring race and had the third-best points-per-game in the league.
He capped off the year the same way he began it, as a member of Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton. One of the team’s co-captains, Cozens had eight goals and 16 points in just seven games, and was named to the tournament all-star team as he helped Canada earn a silver medal.
Cozens is the fourth player to be named Kinsmen Sports Person of the Year for his work with the Hurricanes, following Brent Seabrook, Zach Boychuk and Tyler Wong.
Driscoll was a member of both the University of Lethbridge 7’s and 15’s rugby teams and will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the storied Pronghorns program following a successful end to her university career.
In 2020, Driscoll was named the Pronghorns Female Athlete of the Year after leading the club at both ends of the pitch.
She led the Pronghorns with a combined 15 tries between 15’s and 7’s competition, and was often tasked with shutting down opposing teams’ fastest players on defense.
Driscoll earned many accolades in her final season as a Pronghorn, including being named a Canada West All-Star and U SPORTS Second Team All-Canadian, as well as an Academic All-Canadian.
She graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in Kinesiology.
A local Lethbridge product and Chinook High School graduate, Driscoll’s work with the Pronghorns caught the eye of national team evaluators, as she was named to the Canadian Rugby 7’s team for the FISU (International University Sports Federation) games in Naples, Italy in the summer of 2019.
A product of Whitehorse, Moser walked into an open try-out for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s soccer team in 2017 as a complete unknown.
Three seasons later, she was crowned as one of the top college women’s soccer players in Alberta as part of a memorable 2019-20 season.
Moser was named the Kodiaks Tim Tollestrup Leadership Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2020 after a campaign which brought both team and individual success.
A central midfielder, Moser helped the Kodiaks to a first-place finish in the ACAC south division for the first time in 24 years. She continued to push the Kodiaks forward in the playoffs, as the team lost the conference semifinal in overtime, but rebounded for a second straight ACAC bronze medal, with a 1-0 win over the SAIT Trojans.
Individually, Moser scored five goals and three assists during the regular season and was named both the ACAC south division player of the year and a CCAA All-Canadian, while also earning Academic All-Canadian and National Scholar accolades.
Moser branched out as a multi-sport athlete, as part of the Kodiaks futsal and indoor track teams. She placed in the top 10 in the 1,000 metres at both ACAC Grand Prix events she competed in during the early part of 2020.

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