Kaye was a force on the blue­line

Truro Daily News - - Sports -

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 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.

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