Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame

Inductees for year 1994

Donald Spragg

Category: Individual

Donald Spragg was inducted into the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame's Player category in 1994, following a career rarely matched in professional boxing, and never surpassed, from 1952 to 1955. Donald virtually owned boxing's welterweight division in New Brunswick. He amassed an unblemished 27-0 won -lost record and fought many of the day's other outstanding boxers. Both before and after winning the provincial title in 1954. He wasn't known as a hard puncher, but one who hit often, and will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the finest athletes and gentlemen ever to represent the City of Bathurst in a boxing ring.

1928-29 Bathurst Papermakers

Category: Team

The 1928-29 Bathurst Papermakers were inducted into the Team category of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. After winning the Maritime Senior Hockey Championship in 1929, they would hence forth be known simply as the Famous Nine of '29, and for good reason. The first game of the home-and-home championship series with the Halifax Wolverines was won 1-0 by Bathurst despite being played in front of 8,000 rabid fans in Halifax. They simply shut them down in that first game, then tied them 2-2 in Bathurst in front of 2,000 joyful fans to seal the championship. The sheer speed of the Bathurst boys, coupled with outstanding offence, defence and goaltending, made them practically unbeatable. They'll go down in history as a team which truly reflected its name, for no one was more famous in the spring of 1929 than the Famous Nine.

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