Sports Wall of Fame

Giajnorio, Angelo

Giajnorio, Angelo
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Angelo Giajnorio, affectionately known as ‘Ange’ to everyone in the sports community, started his coaching career in 1965 with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51. Subsequently, Ange joined the original Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Association as an assistant coach to Louis Galardi, in the Lincoln Trust “AA” Division. In 1974, Ange became Head Coach of the “AA” Peewee Team and was elected to the executive for the Niagara Falls Minor Hockey League (N.F.M.H.L).

In 1981, Ange partnered with Doug Sauer and the Stamford Lions Club to run the Annual Atom Hockey Tournament until 1998. Ange acted as convener for Novice to Midget House League Teams, as well as coach for the “AAA” Midget Hockey Team. In addition, Ange was the liaison contact person for the Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Association (N.F.M.H.A.) between the South Central Triple “A” League and the Niagara District Hockey League. Ange has the distinction of being a lifetime member of the N.F.M.H.A.

For the past 10 years, Ange has been a volunteer with the Niagara Falls Canucks Junior “B” Team. He remains involved with Canucks Junior “B” Team, the Niagara Falls Minor Hockey Association and the Niagara District Girl’s Hockey League.

In addition to all of his contributions to hockey, Ange was involved with Niagara Falls Minor Baseball as the Peewee House League convenor and coached travel baseball in 1979.

Ange has dedicated an enormous amount of hours to minor sports in Niagara Falls and has had a positive influence on the maturing of many young athletes from our city. 
 

Additional Images & Resources

 
Click to view photograph taken at Induction Ceremony  Click to view photograph taken at Induction Ceremony
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Title 15th annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Angelo Giajnorio
Creator  Simon, Pat
Description  award being presented by Mayor Ted Salci (right)
Date  January 18, 2004.
 
 
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Angelo Giajnorio Builder Hockey era 1951 - 1970
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 2004 ;
Date  January 13, 2004.
 
 
 
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