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Trobak, Alexander receive Jubilee medals

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North West Junior Hockey League president Allan Spence (left), poses with Gary Alexander (centre) and Bob Trobak after presenting the two hockey legends with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals on Sunday, Jan.6.

A couple of local sports legends were once again honoured for their community involvement on Sunday, Jan. 6 when Peace River MLA Pat Pimm presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals to former NWJHL commissioner Bob Trobak and Huskies coach Gary Alexander.

Before the puck dropped at the game between the Fort St. John Senior Flyers and Bentley Generals on Sunday, Pimm spoke to a crowd of 500 fans about the dedication and time both Trobak and Alexander have given to the hockey community for decades.

Alexander, as humble as ever, addressed the honour on Tuesday.

“It’s certainly always surprising when something like that comes a long. There are lots of people I can think of that deserve it a lot more than I do,” he said.
“I guess a lot of people notice me because I’ve been hanging around for a lot of years. I’ve put my time in certainly but there are lots of others who are as deserving as I am.”
When asked where he was keeping the medal, Alexander laughed,

“It’s at home piled up with my other stuff I’ve gathered up over the years.”

Trobak was recently honoured by the NWJHL when league president Al Spence gave Trobak the President’s Award for his years of service in November.


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