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Rogan Power August 14, 1977 to August 9, 1992

Rogan began his hockey career at an early age with his dad bringing him to St. John’s for “a skate” on Sunday mornings. When the Southern Shore Arena opened Rogan was one of the first to lace his skates for "The Breakers". He was an accomplished hockey player and it certainly can be said he didn’t like losing.

Rogan played through the system from a Squirt on up and was always a part of our annual provincial HNL tournaments. His work ethic on the ice was second to none and this was shown by his many Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player and other awards and medals he received during his years in the minor system. Rogan was a great athlete and along with hockey he participated in soccer, softball, and track. He won several prestigious awards as a tennis player.

At the time of his passing Rogan had just competed in his first stint as a competitor in the St Johns Regatta. Rogan was truly a superb athlete and a fine young man who was surely destined for a great future in whatever field he chose to pursue. Unfortunately, this was not to be as, he was taken much too early in life in a tragic motor vehicle accident.



Robert O`Keefe June 27, 1984 to Aug 11, 1997

Robert a young boy who lit up any room he entered. It is ironic that the year Robert died Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador had chosen "Hockey for the fun of it" as their slogan. This was truly how Robert felt about sports. He was not one to harp on his successes, his failures, or his statistics on the ice. Instead, Robert came to the rink to HAVE FUN.  And that he did with vigour. In all the time Robert spent at the arena we doubt he never had a negative word to say about the game or the people playing it nor was there ever anything negative spoken against him. He did exemplify "Hockey for the fun of it". Robert passed away in 1997 after a short but valiant battle with leukemia.



Ernest Sullivan December 24, 1946 to August 4, 1997

Ernest was an instrumental player in getting an arena on the Southern Shore. He worked tirelessly as a founding Board member to lobby Government for funding. Once the Government funding was approved he turned his attention to the local fundraising in order for the Southern Shore to meet their financial obligation. He was a proud member of the Southern Shore Arena Board.

 

Ernest was also instrumental in getting the Southern Shore Minor Hockey started and once again was a driving force behind Minor hockey’s success. He worked hard  for over 10 years as both a coach and committee member and consummate volunteer. When the idea was brought forward to start a Southern Shore Senior Hockey team Ernest was first on deck to volunteer his services as a committee member ensuring that Senior Hockey would succeed. It succeeded in no small part due to the work of Ernest Sullivan.

 

With all this said and done Ernest’s proudest moment would certainly have to be when his son Jeff was selected to play in the Quebec Major Junior hockey league.  In 1997, Jeff was drafted 146th by the Ottawa Senators. Sadly this was near the time that Ernest scrummed to cancer after fighting a courageous battle.

Ernest was and always will be a major part of the history of The Southern Shore Arena.



Alexandra Williams January 17, 1974 to May 15, 1994

Alexandra was a young lady who started her hockey career on the Southern Shore at a very early age. She progressed through the Southern Shore Minor System and in 1991 was selected to play for our province in the Canada Games Female Hockey Division. Alexandra competed in Senior Ladies and the Atlantic Shield on the national level.

 

Her accomplishments were not only in hockey for as a figure skater she excelled culminating as a coach within our Southern Shore Figure Skating Program and competed at the provincial level.

 

After finishing high school Alexandra enrolled at Mount Allison University studying pre-med in the hopes that one day she would be admitted to the school of medicine - her life-long dream. While home on break from her studies in 1994 Alexandra was involved in a very horrific accident and sadly was taken from her family and friends much too soon. She had a dream and in her short life she was so close to fulfilling it.



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