Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 1992
Roger Duval burst onto the tennis scene in 1970, when, at 15 years of age, he won the New Brunswick Junior Closed doubles title in 16-and-younger class. He went on to dominate the sport until the end of that decade, winning numerous provincial and Atlantic singles and doubles titles. He also represented his province at several national competitions, including the 1972 Canada Games. Roger then maintained his dominance while studying at the Université de Moncton, an institution which awarded him two consecutive Athlete of the year honors. He later went on to become the first Atlantic Canadian player to turn professional.
Keith Dobson was inducted into Builder category of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in 1992, largely for his efforts in laying the groundwork of the current Bathurst minor hockey system. Keith was a fixture at the former Bathurst Arena in the 1940s and '50s, and moulded many during his day-to-day encounters with the youth of that era. The leadership he brought to local hockey players, and, to a lesser extent, baseball players, was guided by three basic principles: sports develop character, they parallel life, and they should be enjoyed. Under his guidance, young athletes developed self-discipline, sound judgment, and a strong work ethic. Those 20 years of service to the community will never be forgotten.
1947-48 Bathurst Papermakers
The 1947-48 Bathurst Papermakers were inducted into the Team category of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. The Papermakers began that memorable Intermediate A hockey season by winning the North Shore title, then going on to defeat Fredericton and St. Andrews to claim the New Brunswick championship. Later, they played a team from Summerside, P.E.I. and defeated them to capture the New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Intermediate A Championship. Finally, to complete this tremendous season, the Papermakers travelled to the Maritime championship, where they trounced the heavily-favored Halifax Navy team 6-1 in the final. They were the youngest Papermakers team in history up until that point, making the dominating victory even more remarkable.