The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame honors
men and women who have contributed to the fields of
amateur and professional sports in Greater Buffalo by
their performance, time, effort, or financial support.
Buffalo sports legends who are already in the
GBSHOF include Jack Kemp, Ernie Warlick, Gil
Perreault and other greats.
On June 23rd, 2021, the Hall announced the names of the twelve 2021 inductees, to be enshrined at the annual banquet at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on October 13th. Among them is the name of Angela Yvonne Coniglio, for her pioneering role in women’s sports. The note below appears in the banquet program.
Thank You from Angela’s Family
Angela’s family gratefully thanks
the staff and directors of the Greater Buffalo Sports
Hall of Fame for her selection to the Class of 2021.
Angela went on to excel at virtually
every sport she ever tried, and along the way was helped
by numerous mentors and coaches she’d want to thank.
They’d include league officials at the old Sabreland
on Niagara Falls Boulevard, who with persistent prodding
by family friend Tom Fiorella, finally allowed a
girl, of all things, to play on a
boys’ ice hockey team. She’d thank her
Wheatfield Blades coaches, Fred Fleron, Al
Margarucci, Bob Maxwell, Bill Burgess, Kurt Bingham and
their assistants, as well as her teammates and their
parents, for accepting her (a 1.10
goals-against average didn’t hurt).
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