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SARA BUTTERWORTH AWARD 2012
Carla Avery 2012 recipient
Prestigious CBHA award
Shirley Cameron - Hall Of Fame 2009
Shirley Cameron CBHA Hall Of Fame Inductee
1987-1992 Edmonton Old Abbey BIOGRAPHY
Her Hall of Fame Picture says it all. Shirley sitting with the Women's National Championship trophy in 1990, straight from Newfoundland in her glory as National Champion. Ready to take the hardware back to Wild Rose country.
Shirley Cameron was without doubt one of the early stars of Women's Ball Hockey. To see her lead her vaunted team from Alberta, called OLD ABBEY was too see a forerunner to the women's stars of today. Shirley handled the ball like she was on ice. She would just carve her way through the opposition with deft ball handling skills, which have proved a prerequisite for success for today's players. And her teammates just followed along. Great teams need that star to carry them, and Shirley did not disappoint them.
The CBHA is proud to welcome this hockey legend into our Hall of Fame. And we would have liked to have inducted her last year. All things taken into account we are proud to have this hockey star in our Virtual Hall of Fame where she belongs with the greatest ball hockey players in the CBHA's history.
We have also asked Past CBHA President Steve Posavec from Alberta to usher her into the CBHA Hall of Fame with some words about her. It seems fitting that these two Albertans would be joined at the intersection of the CBHA Hall of Fame.Forward Steve Posevec: Past CBHA President
Shirley Cameron was the leader both on and off the floor for the Edmonton Old Abbey ball hockey club. In her 6 year ball hockey career, she accomplished many personal achievements, winning 5 league scoring titles and 3 MVP awards. Her biggest achievements were the successes of her team. She led Old Abbey to 6 Edmonton city titles, 6 Alberta Provincial titles, and 2 National championships (6 medals in total at Nationals). She was a gifted offensive player, who averaged 2.25 points a game in her career, but her biggest contribution was her leadership to her team. As a player, she always worked hard in games, was not afraid to go into the corners, and her determination was an inspiration to her team.
Shirley also had a distinguished career in ice hockey, as she played for the dominant Edmonton Cheemos club for over 20 years. She led that team to many Provincial and National titles during her career. She also represented Team Canada at the first ever Women's World Championships in 1990, winning the gold medal at that event. After retiring from playing, Shirley went back to coach the Cheemos team, giving back to the sport that was so good to her. No surprise, because that is the kind of person that Shirley Cameron is ... class all the way!