(Melville) Sid spent his time in the NHL as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Redwings. During his time in Detroit, he was a part of the legendary production line with Ted Lindsay and Gordie Howe. He won the Hart Trophy as the league’s MVP in 1949 and won 3 Stanley Cups with the Red Wings.
(Delisle) Doug spent 13 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers. He was named to the All-star team 4 times and won the Art Ross trophy for leading the league in scoring in the 1942-43 season and again led the league in goals the following season. Doug also spent several seasons as a player-coach for the Saskatoon Quakers.
(Delisle) Max, often referred to as the “Dipsy Doodle Dandy”, also of Delisle, played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and New York Rangers during his 13 seasons in the NHL. He led the league in scoring in 1946 and 1947, won the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player in 1947 and the Lady Byng trophy in 1943 for his sportsmanship.
(Prince Albert) Johnny spent his time in the NHL with the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs. He is a 2-time Vezina Trophy winner as the leagues’ top goaltender and appeared in 4 all-star games. He won 4 Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs and holds the professional record for most wins by a goaltender with 706.
(Humboldt) Glenn played for the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, and St. Louis Blues as a goal tender. He played in 13 all star games and won 2 Stanley Cup Championships as a player. Glenn is also a Calder Memorial Trophy winner as rookie of the year, Conn Smythe trophy winner as MVP in the playoffs, and a three time Vezina Trophy winner as MVP.
(Floral) Gordie is known to many as Mr. Hockey. He spent the majority of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings where he won 4 Stanley Cup Championships, 6 Art Ross Trophies for scoring, and 6 Hart Memorial Trophies as the leagues’ MVP. Gordie still holds numerous NHL records and regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.
(Nokomis) Elmer played 14 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens where he played on what was known as the “Punch Line” with Toe Blake and Maurice Richard. Elmer won 3 Stanley Cups and was named the NHL scoring champion in 1945 and 1948.
(Yorkton) Metro spent 11 years in the NHL playing for the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings. He scored 2 goals and 1 assist earning himself the first star in the clinching game of the 1952 Stanley Cup, his first of 2 Stanley Cup Championships with the Red Wings.
(Sandy Lake Reserve) Fred played for the Chicago Blackhawks and was the first First Nations individual to play in the NHL, making a significant impact on the diversity of the sport. He continues to be a role model and mentor to young first nations athletes through his involvement in the community.
(Val Marie) Bryan spent 18 seasons in the NHL with the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins. He is a Calder trophy winner, Art Ross Trophy winner, Hart Trophy winner, Conn Smythe Trophy winner and a 6-time Stanley Cup Champion. To this day, he is 15th overall in the NHL in points and remains the Islanders all-time leader in points and assists.
(Dodsland) Ed acted as the long time president of the WHL and CHL and is the architect of today’s CHL as he helped form the league by bringing together Canada’s 3 major junior leagues. Ed also formed the expansion team now known as the Kootenay Ice. The WHL named its championship trophy the Ed Chynoweth Cup in his honour and the Ed Chynoweth trophy is awarded to the top scorer at the Memorial Cup.
(Saskatoon) Bill formed the Western Canadian Hockey League, now known as the WHL and was the founding member of the World Hockey Association which brought major league hockey to Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg, and Hartford. Bill’s efforts also resulted in the culmination of the sports and entertainment building we call Credit Union Centre today.
(Watrous) Gordon acted as the executive director of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association for 18 years and was pivotal in establishing minor hockey week in Canada. He also worked to establish a fair system for amateur players being drafted into the NHL. Gordon fought for years to have an official world junior hockey tournament and is credited for establishing the World Junior Championship that we know today.
(Toronto) Athol founded Notre Dame College in Wilcox, SK and helped produce 48 championship teams while there. He was a part of the development of 75 NHL players and numerous others that played in other leagues. Athol spent over 50 years developing the game as a member of the Saskatchewan Amateur Hockey Association and played a key part in the development of Canada’s national hockey team.
(Rouleau) Doc relocated the Atlanta Flames to Calgary and was the co-owner of the team for nearly 3 decades including when they earned the title of Stanley Cup Champions in 1989. Darryl was also instrumental in the construction of the Calgary Saddledome and developed project 75 which has contributed over $20 million to grassroots hockey in Canada. Hockey Canada recognized him as a leading contributor to the growth and development of hockey in the country.
(Owen Sound) Dennis worked many championships including the CIAU Championship, the Memorial Cup, the Allan Cup, Centennial cup, and Royal Bank Cup. He also served as referee-in-chief for the Canadian Hockey Association and was a supervisor and instructor for the IIHF referee clinics in Japan and Korea.
(Swift Current) Bill spent many years as the Recreation Director in Swift Current managing the outdoor rink and organizing youth sports and activities. He served 30 years with the Saskatchewan Amateur Hockey Association as president, manager, and a member of the executive. Bill’s commitments went a long way in providing opportunities for youth and the growth of hockey in Saskatchewan.
The Wheat Kings were a senior men’s team who played in the Last mountain hockey league. They were the envy of small town hockey teams as over a span of 10 years they dominated the league, winning 5 league championships and 5 provincial intermediate C championships. The passion and commitment for the sport by the team instilled a love and appreciation for the game in the Semans area and Last Mountain Hockey league.
The 1974 Pats earned the WHL title and a berth in the memorial cup. After getting down 3-0 in the final the Pats slowly climbed back into the game and scoring the winning goal with only 33 seconds remaining in the game. The Pats won their 1st memorial cup as a part of the WHL and their 4th Canadian junior championship.
After 2 consecutive last minute losses in the CIAU finals, the Huskies finished atop their division with a 16-8 record in the regular season and captured their first Canadian title by defeating Concordia in the CIAU final. Members of the team yielded numerous accolades including Canada West Player of the Year, the Adam Kryczka Memorial Trophy, Rookie of the Year, and the sportsmanship award.
Just 3 years after the Raiders inception into the WHL they achieved the best regular season record in the league with 58 wins, 11 losses, and 3 ties. They continued their success into the playoffs with a 12-1 record, earning them a spot in the Memorial Cup. Despite losing their first game, the Raiders came back to win 4 straight and capture the Memorial Cup title.
The Broncos finished the regular season atop the east division and clinched the WHL title. They had a strong showing the Memorial Cup round robin only losing to Saskatoon. The two teams met again in the final where Swift Current defeated the Blades in a nail biter in overtime. The ‘89 Broncos still hold the teams’ record for most points, wins, and goals for in a season.