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Three Business Alumni Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

October 21, 2014

Owen Griffiths (Advertising, 1986, far left), Bob Landry (Retail Management, 1988, middle) and Jerry Auger (Business Administration, Corporate, 1982, far right) were the latest alumni to be inducted into Sheridan’s Athletic Hall of Fame during Sheridan Homecoming at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville on October 4.

“As always, we had a great group of inductees this year,” Athletic Director Jim Flack said. “The contributions that these three individuals have made on the ice and on the court are undeniable, as are the accomplishments they have achieved once they entered into the workforce armed with a Sheridan education.”

Owen Griffiths (athlete, men’s hockey) began his varsity career in 1982-83 when the Double-Blue won the OCAA championship. A stalwart defenseman for three seasons, he was an OCAA All-Star and team MVP in 1983-84.

Following his playing days, Griffiths was an assistant coach to Steve Blundy, and has been a lynchpin to the Bruin Hockey alumni to this day. "There is no hockey player who has put more into our athletic program and brand, period,” Flack said.

Though Bob Landry (athlete, men’s hockey) played only two seasons for the Double-Blue, his impact was immense. He was an OCAA All-Star during his freshman season and was an OCAA All-Star and All-Canadian during the 1987-88 season. "Bob is already a member of the OCAA All-Millenium Hockey team, so maybe we got this one backwards, but he clearly belongs in our own Hall,” Flack said. Landry is the General Manager of post-frame builder, Building Boss based in Oakville.

An exceptional basketball player, Jerry Auger (athlete, men’s basketball) is one of only eight Sheridan players to have eclipsed the 800-point mark. In 1977-78, Auger and the Bruins won the OCAA bronze medal — when he was named a tournament all-star. "Jerry embodies everything that is great about Sheridan,” said former Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dick Ruschiensky. "He was a great athlete and has gone on to become an extremely successful businessman where he has given back to his community of Guelph in many ways." Jerry has owned six restaurants in the Guelph area. Read more about Jerry here (link to GSS).

In addition to the inductions, there was a special dedication ceremony as the weight-training and cardio rooms of the J.M. Porter Athletic Centre will became the Stephen P. Blundy Fitness and Training Centre.

Steve Blundy, who succumbed to cancer after a lengthy battle this past January, left indelible fingerprints on every aspect of the Sheridan philosophy. His most significant time was spent managing the fitness facility in Oakville over the course of a 35-year career, but he is also the only Sheridan Bruins Hall of Fame legacy inductee, having met the criteria as an athlete, coach and builder when he was enshrined in 2012.

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