Jerry Sonier

Category: Baseball, Hockey, Running
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An all-around athlete, Jerry Sonier excelled in many sports with a competitive career spanning from 1968 – 1994.
His top athletic accomplishments were in track and field, where he became one of the top sprinters in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada.
He competed nationally in Edmonton at the Legion Canadian Championships in 1976 and at the Canada Games in St John’s NFLD in 1977. Those meets recorded personal best times; however, he fell short of qualifying for the finals. Over the span of 1974-1977 Jerry was considered to be one of the best sprinters in Atlantic Canada.
In the Atlantic Track and Field Championship od 1974, he placed 1st in the 200m and 2nd in the 100m. In the 1976 Atlantic Track and Field Championship he placed 1st in the 200m and 400m, and also recorded a number of 1st place finishes in provincial competitions of the same year.
In 1978, Jerry was awarded Athlete of the Year at James M Hill for his outstanding achievements in Cross-Country Running, Track and Field, Hockey, and Baseball.
Jerry proceeded to the coaching and organizational side of sports when his competitive days drew to a close, dedicating his time and effort to help the youth of his community for over 20 years.
He was Ringette Miramichi President from 1993-2000, then went on to be Ringette NB President until 2003.
He was involved as a coach in the Miramichi Minor Hockey and Miramichi Minor Baseball programs for over a decade, was Director of Officials locally and provincially for a number of years and is still coaching minor hockey in Ottawa today.
This impressive resume makes Jerry Sonier a worthy inductee of The Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame.