Baker a two-time Grey Cup cham­pion

Truro Daily News - - SPORTS -

e 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 902-897-4004.

To­day, we take a look at the sport­ing ac­com­plish­ments of in­ductee Terry Baker.

Terry Baker

Colch­ester County’s long­est ac­tive pro­fes­sional foot­ball player is Terry Baker.

e prod­uct of CEC en­joyed a suc­cess­ful uni­ver­sity ca­reer at Mount Ali­son (1982- 84) and Aca­dia (1986). He be­gan play­ing pro­fes­sional foot­ball with the Mon­treal Alou­ettes in 1987 and en­joyed a 16-year ca­reer in the Cana­dian Foot­ball League.

Af­ter Mon­treal, Baker played with Saskatchewan, Ot­tawa, Toronto and ended his ca­reer back in Mon­treal. High­lights of his play­ing years in­clude two Grey Cup wins with di er­ent teams.

Baker won his rst Grey Cup with Saskatchewan in 1989 and his sec­ond with Mon­treal in 2002. In 1996 he was named an Eastern Divi­sion All-star. In 1998 and 2000 he led the league in scor­ing. He holds seven team kick­ing records for the Alou­ettes as well as the CFL record for the long­est punt at 90 yards. He is ranked eighth among the CFL’S all-time scor­ing lead­ers.

Terry was in­ducted into the Mount Ali­son Foot­ball Hall of Fame and Nova Sco­tia Sport Hall of Fame. Since his play­ing days, he has coached the SMU Huskies and Aca­dia Ax­e­men.

Terry and his wife – Krista (Gatchell) of Truro, re­side in Lunen­burg where they own and op­er­ate a re­tail store.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.