Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 2008
J. Emile Pitre
A star hockey player at the high school, university and college level, J. Emile Pitre of Bathurst had a knack for winning. A centre, he helped Bathurst High School win a North Shore championship back in the early 1930's. After playing for the University of St. Joseph's College in Memramcook, he returned to Bathurst to be a key member of the Bathurst Papermakers both before and after World War II. While playing for the Papermakers he helped the team to four Northern New Brunswick titles, capping off his playing days with both a New Brunswick and Maritime championship in 1949. Following his time with the Papermakers, Mr. Pitre turned his attention to coaching and officiating. Named a freeman of the city in 2008, Mr. Pitre was also a key contributor to the Fred Pitre Memorial Skateboard Park, named after his late son
A talented volleyball player himself, Stéphane Hachey enjoyed his greatest success as a coach. By his mid-30's Hachey had already coached local girl’s volleyball teams to a total of four provincial championships. In addition to a pair of New Brunswick club titles with teams from the Chaleur Volleyball Club, which he helped found, Hachey was also instrumental in guiding École Secondaire Nepisiguit's girls varsity volleyball team to back-to-back provincial banners in 2006 and 2007. On top of his success as a coach, Hachey distinguished himself as a volunteer beginning in 1991. The sports and operations manager for the 2003 Bathurst-Campbellton Canada Winter Games, Hachey has also been a member of Team Canada's mission staff at both the Games of La Francophonie and Pan American Games along with four consecutive Olympic Games beginning with the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sand Hill Satellites
When it came to women's softball the Sand Hill Satellites were pioneers. Champions of the town and district ladies softball league for eight consecutive years, beginning in 1956, the girls were also the first North Shore Ladies Softball League champions. The James Keddie coached team would also lay claim to the North Shore title the first four years of its existence. Gifted athletes, the Satellites played with determination every time they stepped onto the field.