Kaye was a force on the blueline
The Truro Sports Heritage Society will host its annual Sports Heritage Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Marigold Cultural Centre on Nov. 9.
Four individuals and one team will be enshrined into the Hall, including Sue Kaye ( hockey), Steve Locke (fastpitch and golf), Becky Bell Routledge (softball), Terry Baker (football) and the 1968 Truro Trojan midget football team.
Tickets can be purchased for the Induction at the Marigold Cultural Centre for $15 each. A social will begin at 6:30 p.m., with presentations beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call 902897-4004.
Today, we take a look at the sporting accomplishments of inductee Sue Kaye.
Sue started her sports journey at the age of three when she first laced up a pair of ice skates.
At the age of five, she started playing organized hockey in the Truro and Area Minor Hockey Association.
When Sue was 15, she had her first look at female hockey when she was selected to represent Nova Scotia at the Canada Games in Grand Prairie, Alberta. The following year, she played for her first senior provincial team at the Esso Women’s Nationals in Moncton.
Throughout her career, she has competed in eight national championships.
Sue’s hockey resume also includes representing Nova Scotia at two Atlantic Challenge Cups and the Canadian under-18 national championship.
In 1998-99, Sue was selected to the Canadian under-22 national team. This was also the year she began playing university hockey at Concordia in Montreal. Her team was successful in winning the CIS national championship that year and participated in the championship four out of the five years Sue played as a Stinger.
In 2000-01, Sue was named assistant captain of her team, and was also selected to the Quebec University League second all-star team. In both 2001-02 and 200203, she was a first team all-star and CIS All-canadian.
Throughout Sue’s career, she was invited to attend a number of national team selection camps. In 2002-03, she was identified as one of the top 15 female hockey players at her position, and was placed on a player’s card for the national team.
Sue also excelled at soccer, curling, softball and track & field. In her graduating year of 1997-98, she was named CEC Female Athlete of the Year.
In 1999, Sue was voted Truro Female Athlete of the Year by the Truro Sports Heritage Society.