Sheridan announces 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Class

Sheridan announces 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Class

OAKVILLE, Ont. -- The Sheridan Athletics and Recreation department announced today the three individuals and one team that will comprise the 2016 Sheridan Bruins Hall of Fame induction class, as Wayne Allison (Coach, men's basketball), Leroy Cassanova (Athlete, men's basketball), Andy Dryden (Athlete, men's hockey) and the 1992-93 Men's Soccer team that won the OCAA Championship and CCAA Bronze Medal will be enshrined during Sheridan Homecoming on October 1.

Wayne Allison | Coach | Men's Basketball | 1980-1993

Allison took the reins of a Sheridan men's basketball program that had been building towards more success in the late 70s, but found a way to elevate it to new heights. 

His first two seasons at the helm were very much about building, but by his third season the Bruins were now officially a threat, finishing as the OCAA runners-up and garnering the school's first appearance at the national championship, where they finished fourth. 

In 1984-85, Allison would guide the Double-Blue to the top of the mountain by claiming the first OCAA and CCAA Championships in team history, claiming the latter by an average victory margin of 13 points. 

During his career, he compiled an overall record of 332-200, while winning 70 per cent of his OCAA conference games (188-82). 

He won four OCAA Championships, two CCAA Championships, three regular season OCAA Division Championships and added a CCAA Silver Medal in 1985-86.

Leroy Cassanova | Athlete | Men's Basketball | 1980-1983

As critical as Allison was in pushing Bruin basketball to new heights from a coaching perspective, so too was Cassanova on the floor. 

In 56 OCAA games played he scored 838 points, good for an average of 15 points per game.

He was the first Sheridan basketball player to garner CCAA All-Canadian recognition, when he won the award during a 1982-83 season in which he guided the Bruins to their first appearance in the OCAA Championship game, an 18-6 regular season record, while averaging 17.6 points per contest.

That year he was also named Sheridan's Male Athlete of the Year. 

He holds the distinction of being a member of all 11 Bruin OCAA Championship teams and both National Championship teams, as his coaching career began the season after he graduated and continues to this day. 

He is a graduate of the Business Administration - Marketing program. 

Andy Dryden | Athlete | Men's Hockey | 1985-1988

A standout on the men's hockey team during the mid 1980s, Dryden's 105 points (54 goals, 51 assists) in 50 career games places him ninth on the team's all-time scoring list.

His 1985-86 campaign registers as one of the best statistical single seasons in team history, as his 62 points (an OCAA league high) sits as the seventh highest total, while his 29 goals is the fourth highest.

For his accomplishments, he was named an OCAA All-Star and a team co-MVP, alongside John Chadala.

He is a graduate of the Business Administration - Marketing program. 

1992-93 Men's Soccer Team | OCAA Champions | CCAA Bronze Medal

Although it may have taken them some time to come together as a team, the 1992-93 men's soccer team certainly found a way to gel at the right time. 

After compiling a 4-3-1 record during the regular season -- good for fourth place in the OCAA Central Division -- the Bruins caught fire in the post-season, winning their OCAA Championship Pool games (vs. St. Clair and RMC) by a combined score of 8-1 to set up an OCAA Championship game showdown against Mohawk for the second time in three seasons. 

Jorge Rodriguez scored the lone tally in the contest, giving the Double-Blue their third Ontario crown and sending them the National Championship in Kamloops. 

They won their opening contest against Canadian Bible College 10-1 and followed that up with a 3-0 triumph over SAIT. 

That set up a showdown with Mount Royal for a spot in the title game, which the Bruins would drop 5-3. 

They rebounded to claim the bronze medal with a 4-1 win over the hosts from the University College of the Cariboo, but may well have deserved an even better fate as Mount Royal ultimately had to vacate their silver medal performance after playing an ineligble player. 

Throughout the season there were several individual accolades, as Brian Ratcliffe was named Central Division Coach of the Year; Jorge Rodriguez and Brendan Harte were OCAA All-Stars; Roger Magnowski (eight goals) was the league's leading scorer; Ryan Gamble was the the OCAA Championship MVP; Christian McCann was a CCAA Tournament All-Star; and Andrew Loague was the top goal scorer in the national championship tournament and was given the Sportsmanship trophy.