Thomas "Tommy" E. Huston

Thomas "Tommy" E. Huston

Thomas "Tommy" E. Huston has been inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Grassroots category.

Huston was born and raised in and around Weyburn, where he came to be known as "Mr. Hockey" due to his dedication, hard work, and unwavering support for the game through his involvement with the Weyburn Red Wings organization and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League as a whole.

He was a faithful supporter of the Weyburn Red Wings since their inception in 1961, serving on the board of directors as president and treasurer. Throughout his many years with the Wings, he handled program write-ups, trophies, marketing, and selling hockey pool boards, among many other jobs. Even at the age of 93, he numbered and folded programs, sold hockey boards and distributed the winnings around Weyburn, solicited donations from various sponsors for program prizes, and managed the game program lucky numbers.

Huston received the Golden Spike Award in 1984. In January 2007, the city council named the road south of Crescent Point Place after him in recognition of his work for the Red Wings, minor hockey, and figure skating. He was honoured in March 2007 as Red Wing Volunteer of the Year. Additionally, Hockey Canada recognized him with a national award for volunteerism.

Huston never retired from volunteering at Red Wings games, and his involvement continued until his passing in 2007 at the age of 93.

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