Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 2002
Gabriel "Gabe" Aube
After taking up cross-country skiing at his wife's insistence as a family activity, Gabriel Aube quickly fell in love with the sport. Gabe began competing in the sport in 1983 and quickly moved on to compete at the provincial, national and world-class level. He has placed in the top 10 on more than one occasion at World Championship events and has close to 30 medals, over half of those gold, at national events. Gabe, who continues to compete in his 60's, also dedicates much of his time to helping those, young and old, who are taking up the sport for the first time. This world-class athlete, who is an inspiration to the community, is now a member of the Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame.
Bernard "Bernie" White
For over 30 years, the name Bernie White has been synonymous with Minor Hockey in Bathurst. Since taking over the job of coordinator in the early 70's, Bernie has been instrumental in helping thousands of local youngsters get a chance to play the game of hockey. A scheduling whiz he has spent untold hours making sure that youngsters were able to take advantage of every possible hour of ice time and always promote fair play. A provincial winning coach in both hockey and baseball, he was also a provincial curling champion. It is with the thanks of generations of young hockey players that Bernie White joins the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in the builder category.
Bathurst Junior « B » Papermakers
Lead by a pair of goals from Eric Hicks, the Bathurst Junior "B" Papermakers defeated the Oromocto Blues 6-1 to take the best of three New Brunswick Championship in two straight games. The 19 Junior Papermakers got by Dalhousie two games to one to advance to the final series, They also beat Dalhousie en route to advancing to the Canada Games in Saskatchewan that year. Eight members of the team made the trip to Saskatoon to represent the province. Goaltender Bobby Chamberlain, along with defensemen David Young. Brian Milton and Danny Fournier as well as forwards Eric Hicks, Brian Patterson, Guy Dupuis and Fred Frenette all wore New Brunswick's colors at the Winter Games.