Aurora Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees May 23, 2017

Four outstanding athletes are on the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame 2017 slate of inductees for ASHOF’s fifth year. Join the community in celebrating the outstanding achievements of this year’s inductees on November 8th at the Induction Celebration Dinner, hosted by sports celebrity James Duthie at St. Andrew’s College in Aurora.

Update, November 1, 2017: Tickets are now SOLD OUT. Thank you for supporting the biggest celebration of sports history and excellence in York Region!

William Fleury (Athlete/Cricket)

  • Born in Aurora in 1865
  • Played Canada’s ‘National Sport’ for Upper Canada College
  • Played internationally as member of the Gentlemen of Canada
  • 1908 – 1910 appointed as Captain of the Canadian XI
  • Hit a “Half-century” & “Century”
  • Awarded Silver Trophy Badge by Ontario Cricket Association


Mike Palmateer (Athlete/Hockey)

  • Played goalie for the Toronto Marlboros
  • Won Memorial Cup Championship in 1974 – 1975 season
  • Debuted in NHL with Toronto Maple Leafs in 1976-1977 Played goalie in 365 games in the NHL & retired in 1984
  • Named #58 in Leafs all-time Top 100 in the last 100 years
  • 30 year resident & former owner of Palmateer’s


Dan Thompson (Athlete/Swimming)

  • Aurora resident & Past President of Skate Canada
  • Competed in butterfly events in the 1970s & early 1980s
  • Gold medals at Pan Am & Commonwealth Games
  • National Swim Team Captain from 1978 – 1981
  • Captain of the 1980 Canadian Olympic Team
  • World record holder as Masters swimmer


Bob Wall (Athlete/Hockey)

  • Played hockey for the Aurora Bantams & Aurora Midgets
  • At the age of 16, named Junior A Rookie of the Year
  • Named All-Star Defenseman during 1963 Memorial Cup
  • In 1967, became first Captain of the Los Angeles Kings
  • In 1972-1973, played for Edmonton Oilers


Join us at the 5th annual Induction Ceremony on November 8, 2017!