CURTIS J PHILLIPS

CURTIS J PHILLIPS

Curtis J. Phillips has been a sports journalist in print/electronic mediums since 1976. A strong advocate of volunteerism, he is a founding father of numerous local events and organizations including the Challenge Cup and Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. Phillips is also recognized internationally as a sports historian.

All posts by CURTIS J PHILLIPS

Apr
01
2021
Volume
9-2
Published in Regulars
Flat-track Derby Athlete Turned Actor: Former Westwood Grad Leanne Johnson Reflects
Dec
10
2020
Volume
9-1
Published in Regulars
From a Local Sports Legend: Robert Campbell Reflects on Fort McMurray
Jun
04
2020
Volume
8-2
Published in Regulars
TSN contacted me a while back for a  historical narrative in regards to Canadian 1940s’ – 1950s’ multi-sport athlete Fred Thomas.
Dec
16
2019
Volume
8-1
Published in Regulars
During the 1980s’ there was plenty of high-calibre hockey to keep local fans entertained. Fort McMurray Oil Barons’ AJHL brand, Suncor Blades senior hockey and three Junior B teams. Talented players, young-and-old.
Oct
21
2019
Volume
7-4
Published in Regulars
MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL have combined annual revenues of more than $35 billion.
Apr
28
2019
Volume
7-2
Published in Regulars
Fort McMurray Oil Barons’ alumni making it to the National Hockey League include Colton Parayko, Rich Parent, Chris Phillips, Scottie Upshall and Harry York to name a few. The list is even longer for those who tried to keep the dream alive while riding the buses and staying in motels;…
Dec
07
2018
Volume
7-1
Published in Regulars
Is it a big world and small ball? Or is it a big ball and small world? Such is the life of a basketball gypsy.
Oct
13
2018
Volume
6-6
Published in Regulars
QUESTION: What do hockey icons Grant Fuhr, Mike Vernon and Ron MacLean and Fort McMurray athletes Suzette Gillingham and Krista Gordonall have in common?   ANSWER: They are members of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame (AHHF) Class of 2018.
Aug
20
2018
Volume
6-5
Published in Sports & Recreation
Its 10 days before the July 1, 2018 grand opening of Rotary Links Golf @ Wood Buffalo, which is a current nine-hole links golf course located near the Fort McMurray International Airport. Its creation is still unfolding.
Aug
20
2018
Volume
6-5
Published in Regulars
Sports trivia. Who was the first individual to play on back-to-back U Sports men’s hockey national championship teams? Answer: Rod Hyde.
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