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November 1, 2018

A NATIONAL CHAMPION IN TWO SPORTS

Forty seasons ago, a native of Lomond, Alberta coached a Calgary team to its first CCAA medal in any sport. In his sophomore season, Bob Moore guided the 1978-79 SAIT Trojans to silver medals at the CCAA Hockey National Championship in Red Deer after capturing the ACAC men's hockey championship for the first time in the teams's history.

From 1977 through 1983 with Moore behind the bench, the Trojans placed atop the conference regular season standings twice (1980-81, 1981-82), won three conference championships (1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82), made four consecutive national championship appearances (1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82), made three consecutive national championship final appearances (1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81) and won one national championship (1980-81). He also coached the Trojans on their exhibition tour to China in his sixth and final season.

In addition to six seasons with SAIT, Moore coached minor hockey for over 20 years and scouted for the Calgary Wranglers and Billings Bighorns of the Western Hockey League.

Moore was also a member of the Alberta team which won the National Seniors Golf Championship in 1993 and a club champion on numerous occasions.

Moore passed away on August 11, 2013 at the age of 80. Months earlier, the team that brought home the first national championship banner in any sport for the Calgary polytechnic, the 1980-81 SAIT Trojans Men Hockey Team, was inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame.

He was posthumously inducted into the ACAC Hall of FAme in 2014 and is one of five ACAC coaches eligible for induction into the CCAA Hall of Fame in 2019.


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