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Richmond Sports Wall of Fame announces 2018 inductees

By Richmond Ravens Board / Richmond News, 09/11/18, 4:45PM PDT

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Congratulations AJ!

Amarjit “AJ” Sander – eight consecutive Midget A Female Provincial Final appearances, winning four provincial championships.

Congratulations to our long time Midget AA Head Coach AJ Sander for being one of the 2018 Richmond Sports Wall of Fame Inductees.  

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The Wall of Fame is an opportunity to celebrate the history of sport in Richmond, and provides a hub for the community to recognize the outstanding achievements of all the inductees, and their contributions back to the community.

The 2018 inductions class will be joining an esteemed group of 43 individuals and teams that have previously been inducted into the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame.

The Wall of Fame comprises eight induction categories including: Pioneer, Builder, Coach, Official, Athlete, Masters Athlete, Team and Special Achievement.

The Richmond Sports Wall of Fame and accompanying digital kiosk are located at the Richmond Olympic Oval and are part of the Richmond Olympic Experience (ROX). 

The Wall of Fame is located in the lobby on the first floor, and the digital kiosk is on the second floor as part of the History of Sport in Richmond Exhibit.

Each inductee will have their name added to the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame, and the digital kiosk highlights each inductee’s achievements through script, photos and videos. The Richmond Sports Wall of Fame and digital kiosk are free for public viewing year-round.

The Class of 2018 will be officially inducted into the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 during a ceremony held inside Council Chambers at Richmond City Hall. The induction ceremony is open to the public, but space is limited.

Coaches:

Amarjit “AJ” Sander – eight consecutive Midget A Female Provincial Final appearances, winning four provincial championships.

“Richmond has a rich sporting history, dating back to the early 19th century, with sports playing a pivotal part in shaping our community today" said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

“To be named to the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame is an incredible distinction and we are proud to honour those who have made a tremendous impact in their sport and the community throughout their career.”

Midget AA
AJ Sander – Head Coach

AJ has coached for 36 years and is a certified NCCP Advanced 1 Coach. He has over 30 years of high-level coaching experience, including being a three time head coach of the Lower Mainland U17, U16 Male teams and U16 Female team in Hockey Canada's Best Ever Program. He has been the Ravens Midget A coach for the past 11 seasons. He is the recipient of six Coaching Excellence Awards, a two time recipient of Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association's Coach of the Year Award, recipient of Richmond Minor Hockey Association Coach of the Year, recipient of Richmond Ravens Coach of the Year and Richmond Sports Council Coach of the Year for all sports in Richmond. He has guided thirteen teams to Provincial Championship appearances with Richmond Minor and Richmond Ravens, including guiding the Ravens Midget A team to 10 consecutive Provincial Championship appearances and medaling 9 consecutive years: 4 Golds, 4 Silvers and 1 Bronze.