PRESS RELEASE RE: Dad’s Induction into Sports Hall of Fame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Frank & Zine Mann Honour Role

MASTER CLASSIC INDUCTEE

OSCAR “TRIP” TREPANIER

Though Oscar’s 1986-1969 Wallaceburg Red Devils Senior Lacrosse Team was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, the Kincardine resident of forty-five years, Oscar “Trip” Trepanier was inducted personally into Wallaceburg’s Hall of Fame on January 30th 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the sport of lacrosse for Wallaceburg’s Red Devils.

“Trip” was a member of the Intermediate team that won the Ontario championship in 1952. In 1959, a second Ontario Intermediate title was won.”

“A decade letter in 1969, Oscar would be front and center for one of the greatest rides in Wallaceburg sporting history. As Captain of the Red Devils that years he scored 39 goals and added 27 assists for 66 points in 24 games. In 11 playoff games that year he scored 13 goals and 9 assists.”

“The following year Trip moved his family to Kincardine for work reasons. Though Oscar took up curling, golf, baseball and often said he probably would have been a pretty good ball player, he didn’t leave his love of the game behind in Wallaceburg. When his sons Phil and Paul took up the sticks in Kincardine, he was there to encourage, watch and cheer them onto their All Ontario Championship win in Kincardine’s and their first year of play. He loved hunting and fishing and was a skilled carpenter. He also helped in the construction of the Somerhill Golf Course between Kincardine and Tiverton where on June 6, 2006 he recorded a Hole in One on the 9th hold. Sadly, he passed away on March 20th of last year.”

“Congratulations on a Great Ride Trip!”

Quoted from the 35th Annual Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony magazine. Saturday, January 30th, 2016  @ U.A.W. HALL

 Kincardine, Ontario     February 9, 2016     ###

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