Following are the 2016 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 6, 2015.
- Played 99 games in CFL as a running back, scoring 13 touchdowns, from 1980-84 with Saskatchewan Roughriders and 1985-86 with Calgary Stampeders
- Product of junior Regina Rams, 1976-79, where he was rookie-of-year with 1976 national champs, won Gord Currie Leadership Award in 1977 and named team MVP, Prairie Football Conference All-Star and top running back in 1979
- Junior hockey player for 100 games from 1974-76 with Western Canada Hockey League’s Regina Pats
- Sport schedules continued overlapping with football after joining University of Regina Cougars 1977-80 and participated in Canadian university hockey championships for his last three seasons
- Served as team rep with CFL Players’ Association before being elected as secretary 1986-88 and first vice-president 1989-92
- Volunteer work also includes 1995 Grey Cup, assistant football coach at LeBoldus High School, chairing Cougars athletic banquets, KidSport golf tournament and CFL alumni luncheon
Luther Invitational Tournament
- Founded in 1953, LIT is a senior boys high school basketball tournament that promotes sportsmanship, hospitality and high-level competition
- Traditionally held during three days in February, the annual event is organized by Luther’s student body, with 10 committees comprising 10-20 volunteers to handle media, decorations, hosting duties, scorekeeping, concessions and clean-up
- Promotes the value of volunteering and leadership
- School alumni return regularly to attend the games
- Other schools have emulated the tournament in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Raymond, all of which have won the event during its history
- Won 1985-86 city championships and 1985 provincial championships with Regina Fighting Saints, city high school championships in 1989, 1990 and 1992 with Johnson Wildcats, Canadian senior A Women’s titles with DBJ Leasing in 2000 and Manitoba Smitty’s in 2003
- Named to all-star team in 2002 and 2003 Canadian championships
- Part of Saskatchewan’s gold-medal team at 1990 Western Canada Games, silver-medalist at 1993 Canada Games and bronze-medalist with Regina Fighting Saints at 1992 Canadian midget championship
- Before continuing amateur career and attending international events with women’s teams in B.C., attended Simon Fraser University 1993-97, winning regional championship in 1995 and 1997, while setting team records for triples and RBI and twice being named conference all-star
- Alternate on Canada’s 1996 Olympic team
- Also played ringette, basketball and volleyball
Leah Holliday & Jennfer Tangjerd
Team: Baton Twirling
- Gold medalists in senior pairs at 1999 World Baton Twirling Federation championships in Daytona Beach, Florida (Canada placed fourth overall
- Named Canadian Baton Twirling Federation’s and Saskatchewan Baton Twirling Association’s team-of-the-year in 1999
- Part of TransCanada team that won bronze at 1998 world championships in Villeurbanne, France
- Holliday attended eight world championships and, individually, placed as high as fifth in senior freestyle at the 1996 event in Genova, Italy; was 1997 national champion in medley and solodance
- Tangjerd attended four world championships and, individually, placed as high as fourth in junior freestyle at the 1997 event in Honolulu
- Coached senior boys basketball team at Balfour Collegiate for 29 years, after six years as the junior boys coach at Thom Collegiate, qualifying for city championships 21 times and winning nine, plus an additional four provincial titles and two LIT crowns
- As a teacher, coach and athletic director he initiated the Balfour Junior and Senior Basketball Classics, the latter has been renamed in his honour
- Based his coaching on family approach; numerous players have continued with basketball or other sports as players and/or coaches
- Also coached Ethel Milliken School, Regina Community Basketball, University of Regina and set up instructional camps
- Has received multiple awards from Regina and Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Associations
- Served on RHSAA board, including seven years as president, was president of Basketball Saskatchewan and director of various tournaments
- Mentored by Lorne Aston at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate, he won a city championship in 1974 before joining University of Regina Cougars and continuing his playing career with senior/master men’s teams
1993-94 Regina Pat Canadians
- Representing the West in a six-team tournament in Brandon, the Pat Canadians had a 3-2 round-robin record before defeating Gatineau Intrepid 3-1 in a semifinal and the Red Deer Chiefs 3-2 in double overtime to win the 1994 Air Canada Cup as the national midget AAA hockey champions
- Team members were: Matt Landry, Trevor McMorris, Jason Hodel, Chris Riddell, Joel Irving, Lance Lazurak, Ryan Letnes, Aaron Karpan, Steve Federko, Brad Walters, Tom Johnson, Wade Strand, Aaron Sparvier, Jamie Burgess, Jason Bird, Gerad Adams, Chad Wilchynski, Colin Anderson, Daryl Fisher, coaches Kal Parenteau, Drew Callander and Dave Dunn, manager Ken Nameth and trainers Carla Tidball and Carla Schatz
Following are the 2015 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 8, 2015.
- Played for the Regina Pats, University of Denver, WHA’s Houston Aeros, and Winnipeg Jets, NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils
- Had 285 points in 368 WHA games and 291 points in 580 NHL games
- Pats rookie-of-the-year in 1969-70
- Aeros team MVP in 1976-77
- Jets Playoff MVP in 1978-79
- Made NCAA’s Final Four three times with Denver; lost 1973 final
- NHL assistant coach in Chicago, Calgary, and San Jose; head coach of WHL’s Regina Pats and Lethbridge Hurricanes
Builder: Downhill Skiiing
- Started skiing on homemade skis; joined Ski Patrol and arranged ski trips while becoming a certified coach, leading the Nancy Greene and Alpine Race teams
- After son Mike became paralyzed from a skiing accident, Gord took over the Regina Ski Club’s Adaptive Program and set up the fundraising SaskTel Challenge Cup
- Served as an official, board member, and coach with the Regina Ski Club; sat on numerous boards and helped more than 10 athletes advance to provincial, national, and para-alpine teams, including Kurt Oataway, who qualified for the 2014 Paralympics
- Former president and long-time executive member of Saskatchewan Volleyball; member of Volleyball Canada board of directors; volleyball official, Saskatchewan Volleyball Hall of Fame and lifetime member; Canada 125 Medal recipient; instrumental in having Regina chosen as the host city for the Women’s National Team from 1983-1991
- Stellar playing career, winning volleyball championships in Ontario before moving to Saskatchewan and forming a successful club team
- Former president of the Regina Sports Hall of Fame; host committee member or chair for numerous volleyball, baseball, and bowling championships
- Long-time president and treasurer of Regina 5-Pin Bowlers Association and Canadian 5-Pin Bowlers Association; helped create Bowling Federation of Saskatchewan
- Chaired committees hosting bowling events in Saskatchewan; also worked with Special Olympics, Kiwanis Baseball and Optimist Baseball, included serving as a coach, executive member, and mentoring new volunteers
- Twice elected to Saskatchewan Sport Board
Athlete: Basketball, Golf
- University of Regina men’s basketball team three-time MVP and President’s Award winner in 2002; conference all-star in 2001 and 2002; set multiple single-season records and finished career third all-time in points scored
- Golf Saskatchewan Men’s Player of the Year and Order of Merit winner in 2015; Willington Cup Team member in 2002, 2005, and 2014; two-time Regina amateur champ, two-time junior champ, and two-time high school champ
- Coached Miller High School senior boys basketball team; played volleyball and won city high school championship with Riffel; recruited for three sports by numerous universities
- Graduated through Parks Department hockey league in his home city to play for the Regina Pats, finishing his final junior season with 24 goals and 60 assists in 59 games; after playing for Memorial Cup finalist in 1968-69, he spent one season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth before re-joining the Pats.
- A smooth-skating centre, drafted eighth overall by NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers in 1971; spent parts of five seasons in the NHL with Philadelphia, the California Golden Seals, and the Detroit Red Wings; had 12 points in 106 NHL games
- Also played minor professional hockey with the Richmond Robins, Salt Lake Golden Eagles, and Kansas City Red Wings, tallying 212 points in 294 minor-pro games
Following are the 2014 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
- Long-time volunteer with hockey, baseball, curling and community organizations
- Commissioner of Metropolitan Minor Hockey Association and first president of Queen City Minor Hockey Association in 1980-81 before taking roles with Saskatchewan Amateur Hockey Association (Regina representative on Board of Directors, chairman of minor hockey, second vice-president and vice-president of hockey operations) and Canadian Hockey Association (director of the Minor Hockey Council, director for Centre of Excellence, Research and Development)
- coached minor sports and served on hosting committees for sporting championships in Regina
- independent evaluator for Hockey Regina
- spent five years on Sask Sport’s board, including 1993-94 as president
- first chair of provincial KidSport
- chaired committee to found Regina Sports Hall of Fame and became inaugural president 2003-04
1987-88 Regina Pat Canadians
- Air Canada Cup national midget AAA champions
- placed first in Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League standings with 25-5-2 record, scoring 248 goals and allowing 125. Swept Notre Dame Hounds in league final, won regional qualifying tournament in Deloraine, MB., and advanced to Canadian championship
- defeated host Thunder Bay Bearcats 4-3 in double overtime to earn berth in final, which they won 7-4 over Calgary North Stars
- team members were Craig Lumbard, Craig Pho, Darren Wetherill, Bart Cote, Terry Hollinger, Cam Mclellan, Kelly Markwart, Shane Holunga, Jason Martin, Greg Hutchings, Scott Reid, Jason Lutz, Mike Merk, Jamie Splett, Devin Mintz, Kim Perepeluk, Corey Paterson, Jeff Sebastian, Darren Wolitski, Roland Duplessis (coach), Dale Vossen (assistant coach), Graham Tuer (manager) and Rob Harrison (trainer)
- After playing minor football with Eastend Bombers and Campion-Dales he also played junior hockey in the 1930s and ’40s with the Regina Abbotts and Commandos and baseball with the Regina Caps and Red Sox
- a halfback, fullback and punter, Sullivan John Glasser played in 1942 with the amalgamated Regina Roughriders/Navy squad before joining the Navy, where he continued playing until returning to the Riders in 1945
- he declined offers from the Toronto Argonaut and Ottawa Rough Riders, preferring to play at home in Regina for $300 per season
- injuries hindered his career, and a heart attack ended his playing days in 1958, but in 1955 at the age of 33 he gained 500 yards on 100 carries
- a singer of repute he also became well-known for his musical shows and as a radio commentator
Builder: Figure Skating
- Attended 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as a judge for women’s figure skating, the highlight of 32 years of officiating that included numerous International Skating Union events that have taken her throughout Europe, Asia and North America as an ISU judge in singles and pairs skating
- committed to mentoring and fairness, she has also served nationally and provincially on technical and advisory committees for coaches, officials, assignments, promotions, high performance, and monitoring skaters
- passed ISU examination in September, 2009, allowing her to supervise international exam candidates and set the written examinations from 2010-12
- winner of 2014 Skate Canada Officials Excellence Award
Athlete: Track and Field
- Began competing with Regina Athletics Track Club in 1992 at age 50
- member of Team Canada at World Masters Games in Italy (2007), Kamloops (2010), Sacramento (2012) and Budapest (2014)
- salso officiates local meets and serves as provincial masters co-ordinator
- at time of induction had set 15 Canadian Masters records and three world records — a triple jump of 8.18 meters in 2013, a long jump of 4.28 meters in 2010 and a 200-meter time of 29.82 seconds in 2007
- among her laurels are four Bob Adams Awards of Excellence, Sask Sports Award as Masters athlete of the year (2002, 2004 and 2007), induction into the Canadian Masters Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012 and an Award of Excellence in Sports from the Daughters of Africa in 2008
Athlete: Triathlon and Road Running
- Won Ironman world championships in Hawaii for men 65-69 in 2006 (setting age group record of 11:29:29), 2007, 2008 and 2009 (lowering mark to 11:11:53) and in 2011 won 70-74 with a record of 11:14:24. Full ironman races comprise a 3.8-kilometre swim, 180-km bike ride and 42.2-km run
- won five other international ironman events in his age categories
- won Canada Ironman in 2006, 2007 and 2008 in men’s 65-69 and 2009 and 2011 in men’s 70-74
- began competing in Saskatchewan road running events in 1980 before advancing to marathons, triathlons and half-ironman events throughout Western Canada, North America and Europre
- at time of induction had completed 17 half-iron triathlons and 20 full ironman triathlonst
- SaskSport Masters athlete of the year in 2006 and 2011 and Triathlon Canada’s three-time grand master athlete
Following are the 2013 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 10, 2013.
Len Antonini and Kelly Hamilton
- Nominated and inducted together for their work with Regina Minor Football
- both have served executive roles while implementing a system of “12-on, 12-off” to ensure that every team gave playing time to all players
- after playing and coaching several sports, Antonini joined board in 1995, Hamilton in 2000
- by 2013 RMF had reinstated its non-profit status, set up an office for organizational purposes and storage of equipment, become financially accountable, made plans to develop players and properly divide teams while growing in 12 years from 400 players with 110 coaches/manager on 18 teams to 1,612 players with 341 coaches/managers on 42 teams that also come from nearby towns and cities
- helped get artificial turf into Leibel Field and continued making it a top-notch facility with grandstands, scoreboard, media booths, concessions and locker rooms
- A product of Usher Collegiate, junior Regina Rams and University of Regina Rams
- two-time conference all-star as a junior and three times in university
- won two Canadian junior championships (1997-98) with Rams
- record-setting receiver when Rams switched to university football and advanced to 2000 Vanier Cup
- first-round draft choice of CFL’s B.C. Lions in 2002; had three 1,000-yard receiving seasons, including career-high 1,220 yards in 2004
- member of B.C.‘s 2004 Grey Cup-winning team
- two-time divisional all-star was CFL’s outstanding rookie in 2002, outstanding Canadian in 2004 and 2007
- CFL all-star in 2007; made two Grey Cup appearances with Saskatchewan Roughriders before retiring in 2011
- Represented Saskatchewan at Canadian Ten-Pin Federation national championships in 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1996 and at World Cup Nationals in 1980, 1986 and 1989
- made provincial National Classified Tournament team in 1995
- on Canadian team for 1987 world event in Finland
- also competed in Women’s International Bowling Congress tournaments throughout U.S. from 1983-93
- began bowling in 1966, retired in 1999
- from 1976-96 led women’s league 17 times with highest average
- posted high score of 279, three-game series of 689 and five-game series of 1,070
- alternate on Canadian CTF team in 1984, team member in 1986 and won bronze medal at National Classified competition in 1995
Regina Nationals 1932-36
- Amateur senior team won five provincial championships in its five-year existence, all managed by Jack Farquhar
- won Prairie championship in 1932 and was runner-up in 1933, the only years with interprovincial playoffs
- lost only one playoff series in five years, a 1933 interprovincial showdown against Edmonton
- played exhibition games against Major League stars, including Hall of Famers Lefty Grove, Jimmy Foxx and Bill Dickey
- three players were with the team throughout its dynasty — outfielders Johnny Stoyand and Joe Haberman and right-handed pitcher Swain Swainson
- four-year players were first baseman/outfielder Jack Campbell, right-handed pitcher Hector McLeod and utility player Art Sihvon
- other stars included Aldon Wilkie, Joe Trapp, Bryan Forster, Allan Armstrong, Cliff Hogg, Harold Horeak and Murray Armstrong
- Athletics director at University of Regina since 1995, helping expand the school’s varsity program to 16 sports teams from six
- university administrator since 1981
- served as president of Great Plains Athletic Conference, Canada West Universities Athletic Association, and Canadian Interuniversity Sport, in addition to serving on numerous committees
- Chef de Mission for Team Canada at 2005 FISU Winter Games and Canadian delegate for FISU General Assembly
- presenter at 2008 International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education conference and 2011 European Athlete Student Conference
- active basketball official from 1975-90 worked seven national championships and served as president of city and provincial associations
- coached various sports and set up programs to develop and evaluate basketball officials
- original member of board to establish RSHF
Builder: Synchronized Swimming
- High school competitor at Scott Collegiate
- daughters competed and coached the sport
- Chief Scorer for 40 years
- Level I coach who developed program for at-risk youths
- on Synchro Saskatchewan board from 1973-2003, with two stints as president
- served as vice-president of sport development and communications
- oversees annual awards banquet, chairs Nominations and Recognition Committee, chaired Sport Legacy Committee and sits on Grassroots Committee
- chaired committees for 1983 and 2001 national championships
- given numerous merit awards, inducted into Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 2008
Following are the 2012 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday October 4, 2012.
- involved in hockey for 50-plus years; coached and/or managed hockey teams at every level of minor and junior hockey in Saskatchewan; member of Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League board since 1982; helped create provincial hockey’s; development model in 2007; involved in Western Prospects development camp; always looking at what’s fairest for the athletes involved
- served as assistant general manager/director of player personnel with WHLs Regina Pats; manager of Regina Pat Canadians for national championship in 1987-88; scouted for numerous WHL teams and NHL Central Scouting
- Regina Pats “builder recognition’’ in 2008; WHL Distinguished Service Award in 2009-10; SaskSport volunteer-of-the-year in 2008; Hockey Regina Bantam AA tournament named in his honour in 2007
- played three years of junior football with Regina Rams, two-time all-star, before becoming equipment manager in 1962; became Rams director in 1969, served as president in 1976-77; negotiated merger with Alberta league to become Prairie Junior Football League; chaired history book project; charter member of Gord Currie Youth Development Fund; active fund-raiser, including helping with 50-50 ticket sales.
- secretary of Canadian Junior Football League from 1979-92 and registrar from 1993-97; awarded lifetime membership from Rams in 1999, CJFL in 1997.
- as employee of Saskatchewan government’s sport, cultural and recreation department, helped establish SaskSport administration centre, attended Canada and Western Canada Games, often as province’s chef de mission; served as NCCP provincial co-ordinator, helped form Coaches Association of Saskatchewan; Ringette Saskatchewan’s VP of coaching/sport development
Brandy West (McMaster)
- began attending University of Regina in 1997, before formation of women’s hockey program, and played on university’s club team; joined CIAU program when developed in 1998-99, becoming Cougars’ first captain and being named Canada West rookie-of-the-year and player-of-the-year; conference’s outstanding player in 2000, 2001
- five-time Canada West all-star and three-time All-Canadian during five-year career, chosen CIAU player-of-the-year in 2001; team advanced to national championship tournament three times, winning silver medal in 2001; U of R’s all-time scoring leader with 80 goals (including 12 hat-tricks) and 133 points
- inducted into University of Regina’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2011, involved in establishing senior women’s hockey after her graduation and played for Saskatchewan Prairie Ice, plus represented Saskatchewan at senior national championships; coached 2011 Canadian midget AA champs at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame before joining Cougars as an assistant coach
Berniece and Matt Johner
- husband and wife officially involved with Regina Ladies Softball League since 1975, when Matt became president, a role he served in addition to groundskeeper and umpire-in-chief, while Berniece, a former player and coach, has been the league’s statistician, responsible for fund-raising bingos, updating the media and organizing tournaments
- Berniece has served as team manager and a certified coach, usually as a hitting instructor, and also participated in a masters league; Matt was a long-time league coach who also helped with fund-raising and mentoring umpires; both responsible for overseeing a league tournament that started in the 1970s
- amalgamated two women’s leagues in Regina, growing the league from eight teams to 20; instrumental in the development of four outstanding softball diamonds at Douglas Park, specifically for the league, with one of the diamonds getting lights in 2011; about 200 games per year are played on the diamonds
- two-time Canadian men’s five-pin bowling champion: 1994 in Winnipeg and 2004 in St. John’s, Nfld.; part of Saskatchewan men’s team that won Canadian team championship in 2007 in Sudbury
- Saskatchewan men’s singles champion in 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2007; provincial Masters singles champion in 1999, 2000 and 2004; member of provincial men’s team champions in 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007 and 2008; on provincial mixed championship team in 1986; coached Saskatchewan teams at Canadian Open in 1986 and 1987; has rolled two perfect games, in 2000 and 1993, latter winning him $50,000 during Canadian championships
- won first national title with Saskatchewan’s 1974 senior boys YBC team
1982-83 Regina Pat Canadians
- finished atop SMAAAHL regular-season standings with 26-2-0 record; Tim Iannone, Len Nielsen, Brett Burlock, Brent Fedyk, Troy Vollhoffer and Selmar Odelein placed 1-6 in league scoring
- coached by Bill Liskowich and Barry Trapp; support staff of Stew MacDonald (manager), Ron Blerot, Todd Liskowich and Trevor Dillabough (trainers); other players: Kelly Murphy, Darren Hector, Brad Obrigewitsch, Mike Brannen, Curtis Fayant, Frank Joo, Kevin Herom, Dean Shaw, Jim Ruhland, Brian Wilkie, Kenton Rein, Jason Belisle, Ron Bromberg and Rob Petruic
- beat Notre Dame in league final; advanced to 12-team Air Canada Cup in Ste. Foye, Que., where 3-2 record put them into playoffs; defeated Toronto Don Mills 4-3 in quarterfinal, Thunder Bay 6-2 in semfinal and Ste. Foy 5-4 in final, with Len Nielsen scoring at 18:21 and 19:22 of third period in come-from-behind victory
Following are the 2011 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday October 6, 2011.
- All-Star high school athlete
- Played five football seasons with the University of Saskatchewan
- Coached and taught at Luther High School for 31 years, winning provincial and city football championships in 1992 and 2005, while serving as director of the Luther Invitational Tournament, a top senior boys basketball tournament
- Assistant coach with Regina Rams for two national junior football titles
- Born: March 20, 1951 in Saskatoon
- Won provincial women’s titles as a curler and coach
- One of first two women with Level 5 certification as a curling official
- Worked dozens of national and international championships, including Olympic Trials, Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and the 2012 Olympics, as an umpire, official, or head official
- Born: March 7, 1949 in Nokomis; raised in Govan
- Founding member and later president of the Saskatchewan Volleyball Association; he wrote its initial constitution in 1965
- First Saskatchewan official to obtain national certification
- Instrumental in development, helped found fundraising lottery, and became first president of Sask Sport from 1971-73
- Born: April 21, 1935 in Regina
- One of first Canadians to play baseball in Toronto Bluejays organization, as a pitcher in the late 70’s
- Recruited for national senior championships, winning with New Brunswick team in 1981
- Hockey goalie with Regina Pat Canadians
- Recruited by universities after successful high school career in football and basketball
- Eight-time provincial champion as team handball player
- Born: March 22, 1960 in Melville
- All-time scoring leader at University of Regina with 1,439 points in five seasons
- CIS Rookie of the Year and Finals MVP on the 2001 National Championship team
- Nan Copp Award winner as CIS Player of the Year in 2004
- Three-time conference all-star
- Two-time All-Canadian
- Born: October 15, 1981 in Regina
- National Intermediate bantamweight boxing champion in 1980
- Head official for provincial and national associations
- Boxing Canada’s referee/judge at 2002 Commonwealth Games, 2004 Olympics, and 2008 World Championships
- In 2011, began two-year term as president of Boxing Canada
- Born: May 6, 1962 in Regina
Following are the 2010 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday October 7, 2010.
- Part of Pup Line in 1987-88 with Mike Sillinger ('10 RSHF inductee) and Frank Kovacs ('09 RSHF inductee) before becoming defenceman
- On the Canadian national team in 1994-95; played in world championships for Canada in 1995, 2003, 2004
- First-round draft choice of NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, 16th overall, in
- Played 394 NHL games between 1995-2009 with Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings and Tampa Bay Lightning, tallying 79 goals and
- Played with six minor professional teams in American and International hockey leagues, plus four seasons in Swiss Elite League and Russian Super League; AHL all-star in 1995-96 with St. John's Maple Leafs and 1997-98 with Philadelphia Phantoms, when he was also named AHL's outstanding defenceman
- Born March 30, 1971, and raised in Regina, where he played minor hockey
- Played junior 1987-91 with Regina Pats, scoring 178 goals and 241 assists in 266 games; Western Hockey League all-star in 1990 and 1991
- Part of Pup Line in 1987-88 with Jamie Heward ('10 RSHF inductee) and Frank Kovacs ('09 RSHF inductee); played centre
- Played for Canada at 1991 world junior hockey championship in Saskatoon and in 2000 was with Canadian team at world hockey championship
- first-round draft choice of NHL's Detroit Red Wings, 11th overall, in
- Traded nine times and set NHL record by playing with 12 different teams from 1990-2009 - Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jacks, Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators and New York Islanders. Played 1,049 NHL games with 240 goals and 308 assists; also 48 playoff games
- Had two short stints in American Hockey League
- Born June 29, 1971, and raised in Regina, where he played minor hockey
Athlete: Football, Basketball
- Played for CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders on special teams and as a defensive back from 1972-73, including two Western finals and a 1972 Grey Cup appearance against Hamilton Tiger-Cats; completed CFL career in 1975 after stints in Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. His father Wayne Pyne was a Riders offensive lineman from 1946-53 and uncle Fran Pyne spent 1947 with team
- After high school career at Luther, earned football scholarship at Tulsa University, where he played under former Riders quarterback Glenn Dobbs
-- joined Regina Rams from 1969-71 and won national junior football championships in 1970 and 1971
- Played basketball with University of Regina Cougars, earning conference all-star status in 1971-72, playing 16 games with 200 points and 114 rebounds
- Coached high school basketball for LeBoldus, with Young Athlete Saskatchewan and Regina Church Basketball Association
- Coached high school basketball for LeBoldus, with Young Athlete Saskatchewan and Regina Church Basketball Association
- Born Aug. 13, 1950, in Regina
Athlete: Rally Driving
- Saskatchewan Rally Championship winner in 1973, '76, '81, '82, '83 and '88; series traditionally included 6-12 rallies in TSD (time, speed,
distance) navigational style with 8-30 cars entered per event
- Prairie Region Performance Rally Championship (Production Class) series champ in 1981; usually included 6-8 rallies throughout Manitoba and Alberta, featuring 12-40 cars per event, in the performance or stage style of rally driving. Stage rallies often include full-out stretches of racing
- Prairie Region Navigational Rally Championship series driver champion in 1989; TSD, navigational style rallies, 8-12 annually, held in Saskatchewan and Alberta with 15-30 cars per event
- Western Canadian Performance Rally Championship (Production A Class) series driving champion in 1982 and 1983; 6-12 performance (or stage) style rallies held in Manitoba, Alberta and B.C., featuring 15-30 cars per event
- Organized rally events locally, plus volunteered in promoting safe driver skills with national events such as the Labatt's Road Scholarship Program; long-time member of the Ambassadors Club
- Born Sept. 25, 1952, in Yorkton
- Coached University of Regina Cougars men's basketball team from 1944-61, helping to develop the program and giving the team its nickname; also coached Regina Crescents, who won seven senior men's provincial titles in the 1950s and 1960s; coached senior men's provincial team at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Zone trials, losing the first series to Winnipeg and the second attempt to the University of Manitoba
- Served as a basketball official until 1967, helping get Saskatchewan's referees accredited by the International Association of Basketball Officials as an organizer, evaluator and head clinician of the Regina association
- Playing captain of Army and Navy Veterans team that won the 1946 Saskatchewan senior men's championship
- Born Aug. 24, 1915, in Halifax; died Aug. 22, 1983
Kiwanis Club of Wascana
- as a project for developing youth activities, the Kiwanis Club of Regina began sponsoring high school football in 1954 when four teams - Central, Balfour, Campion and Luther - joined the league, which has evolved to allow different sized schools to compete against each other and now accepts teams from outside the city. RIFL is now considered one of the top high school football leagues in the country. There are 16 teams in the Regina Intercollegiate Football League, four from outside the city
- awards bursaries to players, managers and trainers; presents Merit Award to school with best spirit; concludes each season with Banquet of Champions to recognize all-stars and Mom/Dad of the Year
- assigned doctors to each team and with the assistance of local dentists made mouthguards mandatory in the 1970s; put programs in place to develop student athletic trainers
- originally Kiwanis members handled all the volunteer duties; they still provide security at games, with assistance from Regina Police Service, and ensure the contests are publicized by the media, starting each season with coaches gathering to establish the guidelines
Following are the 2009 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 8, 2009.
- Named Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union outstanding male basketball player in 1986-87
- only Saskatchewan player to have won the Mike Moser Memorial Trophy.
- Completed University of Regina career averaging Cougars record of 23.1 points per game, placing him second
(in four years instead of five) as team's all time scoring leader (1,362) and second in rebounds (495).
- GPAC all-star 1985-89 and GPAC MVP in 1987.
- First Team All-Canadian in 1987 and 1989 and Second Team in 1988.
- Attended LeBoldus High School in Regina and played 1981-83 with Senior Boys Team. City high school
champions in 1982 and 1983 and Provincial champions in 1983.
- Played professionally in Germany.
- One of the founding members of the Western Major Fastball League in the early 1970's.
- Began association with fastball as equipment manager/trainer of the Regina Carlings 1968-75,
helping fellow RSHF inductee Kappy Kaplan.
- Coached Regina Molsons 1976-81 and also served as general manager 1982-86.
- Molsons won WMFL division pennant in 1977 and attended the World Softball Championships
placing third, highest finish by a Canadian team at the time.
- Began as a YMCA swimming instructor in 1956.
- Assistant coach of the Regina YM/YWCA Swim Club 1960-66; head coach Regina Optimist
Dolphin Swim Club 1966-73 and assistant 1992-96; head coach Regina Masters Swim Club 1987-90
- Saskatchewan coach for 1979 Western Canada Games after being an official in 1976 and 1978.
- Served on executive of Saskatchewan Swimming Association, Regina Dolphins and coaches association.
- During five seasons with WHL's Regina Pats (1987-92) set team record for games played with 352.
- Scored 50 and 46 goals in his last two seasons, plus added 10 goas in 8 playoff games in 1990-91.
- Team captain and team MVP during his final season with the Pats.
- Fourth round draft pick (71st overall) of the Minnesota North Stars.
- Named East Coast Hockey League league MVP in 1992-93 as a member of the Dayton Bombers.
- Also played professionally in Hungary and England.
1956 Central Collegiate Boys Rink
Members: Dave Williams, Bruce Beveridge, Ted Clarke, and Bob Hawkins.
- Won 1956 Canadian High School Curling Championship.
- Won the Regina city championship, provincial title and Sifton Trophy (Canadian Chapionship).
- Coached by Art Williams, teacher at Central Collegiate.
- Referee-in-chief for Saskatchewan Amateur Hockey Association 1973-79.
- Organized and was the first leader of the Regina Hocky Officials Association.
- Established clinics for instructors and referees throughout Saskatchewan.
- Developed manuals and casebook for on-ice situations and rules interpretations
that were adopted by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Assocition.
- CAHA Meritorious Award in 1989.
Following are the 2008 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 9, 2008.
- Played eight seasons as defensive end with CFL's Saskatchewan RoughRiders from 1953-60;
enshrined in Riders' Plaza of Honor in 2001.
- After progressing through Junior Hockey team's minor system, spent two seasons with
Regina Pats, appearing in 1952 Memorial Cup. Later played senior hockey.
- Tremendous all-around athlete, grew up in Regina and participated in City's Parks League
Hockey and won numerous awards in track& field.
- Served as Assistant Coach with Junior Football's Regina Rams for four National Championships
in the 1970's.
- Played with Team Canada attempting to qualify for the 1992 Olympics. Also on Team Canada
from 1994-97, attempting to qualify for the World Cup.
- Played professionally with indoor and outdoor leagues, including teams in Winnipeg, Toronto,
Montreal, Vancouver, and Edmonton.
- Began playing local soccer in 1978 and made Saskatchewan Under-16 team in 1985, progressing to
be a member of the Canada Games training squad in 1987.
- Started coaching youth and men's squads in Regina in 1991, using knowledge gained while
instructing at his pro team's high performance camps, and became a driving force behind the
World Class Players Cup Tournament in Regina.
- Represented Saskatchewan 17 times at various golf championships, including nine times in 24 years,
starting in 1974, as a member of the Willingdon Cup team.
- Seven-time member of Saskatchewan Senior Men's Amateur team from 1996-2004; won Provincial
Senior's Championship in 1996 and was runner-up five times in the Saskatchewan Amateur Men's Championship.
- Provincial Mid-Amateur Champion in 1997, won first of three Provincial Sand Greens Championshps
in 1964 and won Saskatchewan Teachers' Championship ten times.
- Served as Royal Regina Golf Club Director. Awarded by the Regina Public School Board for 30 years of
coaching, primarily badminton, another sport he excelled at.
- Hired by Canadian Football League in 1984, worked eight Grey Cups and 318 games in 20 seasons
as an on-field official before becoming off-field supervisor.
- Joined Regina Football Officials Association in 1972 and served on the Executive for 20
years, including a stint as President.
- After retiring from CFL he resumed officiating amateur games, drawing accolades for his
approachability and also helped mentor new officials.
- Received Award of Merit in 2000 from Regina High schools Athletic Association,
Kiwanis Dad of the Year in 1996 and honoured by Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2000
for developing amateur football in the province.
University of Regina Cougars 2000-01 Women's Basketball Team
Players: Leah Anderson, Cymone Bouchard, Bree Burgess, Tara-Lee Crosson, Phoebe De Ciman, Heather Dedman
Crystal Heisler, Kayla McKaig, Becky Poley, Jana Schweitzer, Rumali Werepitiya, and Corrin Wersta
Coaches: Christine Stapleton, Diane Hilko, Dave Taylor
- En route to winning the University's first Canadian Inter-University Athletic Union Women's
Basketball Championship, in Edmonton, Cougars defeated McMaster 93-49, top-seeded Calgary 71-67 and
Alberta 94-85 in the final.
- Posted 20-2 record during Great Plains Athletic Conference season to win third straight league
title by sweeping playoff series against Brandon and Manitoba.
1954 Regina Govins
Players: Verna Anthony, Jean Belanger, Mary campbell, Sylvia Fedoruk, Dorothy Fitch, Aileen Gates,
Dorothy Griggs, Laura Malesh, Jean McBoyle, Marlene McEachern, Arleene Noga, Janet Perkin, Helen Roundy,
Helene Sidaway, Joan Smith
Coaches: Gil Strumm, Ben Wenzel, Willie Francis (Manager)
- Represents a team that won seven Saskatchewan Senior 'A' Women's Softball Championships from 1951-61,
disbanded and re-formed to win in 1970 and 1972.
- In 1954 the Govins won 17 of 22 games in the Girls Inter-city League, swept best-of-three south
Saskatchewan Championship and won the Western Canadian title in Calgary.
Following are the 2007 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 4, 2007.
University of Regina Cougars 1996-97 Men's Wrestling Team
Back Row: Dan McGee (Coach), Don Wells (UofR Pres.), Dean Schmeichel, Sean Thompson, Jared Kirkland, Adrian Gilmore, Josef Tezar, Fazel Anwar, Dick White (Dir of Athletics)
Front Row: Lease Bertram, Mark Fitzpatrick, Scott General, Scott Schmidt, Rob Lang, Leo McGee (Coach)
1997 Cougars won the University of Regina's first national championship
Cougars were 8-0 in dual meets and ranked 7th in Canada entering Canada West/GPAC championship, before defeating
top-rated Calgary to win conference title
At CIAU championship at McMaster in Hamilton, Cougar wrestlers set a CIAU record wit 72 points as all 10 wrestlers
Six Cougars advanced to gold medal matches and one toa third place match
Cougars were one of three finalists for Sask Sport's Team-of-the-Year, 1997
- Dominated the sport of badminton in Regina 1936-50
- Won seven straight triple crowns, men's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles championships at the
Regina District and Wascana Winter Club tournaments
- Won all three events in 1948 with partners Art Booth and Lois Wahn
- In 1949, Cuthbert extended his doubles victories to nine straight by winning men's and mixed championships
with Denny Nicol and Pat Heisler
- In 1933, he teamed with Harold Johnston to win Sask. men's doubles championship
- Member of the Carmichael Badminton Club, then the Wascana Winter Club
- President of Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League from 1977-2003
- Saskatchewan Hockey Association's chairman of junior hockey
- Hockey Canada's director of junior hockey, member of the junior council and hockey development council
- SJHL president after coaching the Regina Pat Blues junior A team from 1971-77
- Officiated junior hockey 1966-71, while playing senior hockey for Regina Caps
- Served as volunteer coach in the Queen City Minor Hockey Association
- Played for the Junior Regina Pats from 1958-60, University of Michigan from 1960-63 and Windsor Bulldogs of the
International Hockey League from 1963-64
- Awards included SHA and Canadian Junior A Hockey life memberships plus recognition from Hockey Canada and the SJHL
- City of Regina Mayor Henry Baker honored Kaplan's contributions to the sport and community in 1997 by
naming Regina's premier fastball facility Kaplan field
- Kaplan Field is home for the Regina Carlings and Regina Molsons senior men's teams, in which Kaplan managed
during his 43 years of involvement with fastball
- Became a founding partner of the Western Major Fastball League in 1973
- Became invovled in men's fastball league in 1958 after forming the Army & Navy Bombers women's team, for whom
he was GM/coach from 1939-40 & 1946-57
- The Bombers won six city championships under his guidance and as GM/coach with Regina Royals they won several
city championships and tournaments
- 1976 B'Nai Brith sportsman of the year, 1980 personality of the year
Regina Panthers 1990 Girls Midget Softball Team
Back Row: Tony Antonishen (Asst Coach), Bernie Perron (Manager), Joe Hlohovsky (Coach), Arnie Procyshyn (Asst Coach)
Middle Row: Lori Eckert, Kyla Hubic, Helana Procyshyn, Denise Dubord, Joy Lynne Zolkavich, Laurie Perron, Marnelle Jalbert
Front Row: Pam Grainger, Danita Michalski, Rhonda Holt, Nada Hlohovsky, Andrea Antonishen, Bonnie Lingelbach, Colleen Closson
Panthers are the 1st Saskatchewan female team to win a national softball championship
Winning back-to-back provincial midget championships earned them a berth in the 1990 Canadian
championsip in Edmonton
Panthers lost their first four round-robin games before rebounding with three victories to finish in a 3-way tie
for fourth. Playing back-to-back tiebreakers they fought to the gold medal match where they took home a
7-0 mercy-rule victory over BC
- Member of the National Team from 1971-80, competing internationally in World Cups and in both the 1975 and
1979 Pan-Am Games
- Named team captain and selected to world all-star teams three times as an outfielder
- Played for the Washington State (1971-74) where he won All-Conference and All-America honors
- Set Pac-8 records with 3 home runs, 9 RBI's, 14 total bases, 2 triples in one game and 2 home runs in one inning
- Spent 12 seasons through 1970's and 80's as playing manager of the senior Regina Red Sox
- Coached minor baseball after retiring as a player, earning coach-of-the-year laurels from the Saskatchewan
- Assisted in developing an Advanced Coaching Manual as member of sport's technical committee and inducted into
Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame 1994
Following are the 2006 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 5, 2006.
- Member of the Regina YMCA and the Regina Wrestling Club in mid-1930's under supervision of Jim Trifunov.
- Won heavyweight championship at 1936 Canadian Olympic wrestling trials, repeating in 1937.
- Represented Canada at the Berlin Olyimpics in 1936, where he was recruited to wrestle for Oklahoma
- While on the wrestling team from 1937-40, the team was never beaten in inter university wrestling tournaments.
- Placed second in the US Wrestling Championships.
- Served as govenor of National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Oklahoma.
- Placed second in 14-under girls doubles at the 1987 Canadian Junior Racquetball Championships.
- Won 14-under singles in '88 and runner-up in doubles.
- Teamed with Nathalie Bernard to win 16-under doubles at internaltional championships also placed third
in 16-under singles and also received gold medal for sportsmanship.
- Won gold in 16-under singles at 1988 Canadian championships.
- Teamed with Lori-Jane Powell at internationals in 1989 to place second in 18-under doubles and was third
in 16-under singles.
- Gold medalist at 1990 Canadian championships in 16-under singles, silver medalist in 18-under doubles.
- 1990 International Racquetball Federation's world champion in 16-under singles, silver medalist in 18-under
- Goaltender with Regina Abbotts and Regina Pats junior hockey teams in mid 1940's.
- Coached Pats minor teams from 1948-66, often several in same season, winning 36 provincial and 3
- General Manager of Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Pats from 1966-68 before moving team,
which he co-owned, into the Western Canada Hockey League.
- General Manager of Pats for six seasons, including 1974 Memorial Cup Champions.
- Chairman of WCHL and Canadian Major Junior Hockey League, WHL president and referee-in-chief.
- Montreal Canadians scout from 1949-55.
- Received WHL Board of Governors award in 2005.
2005 Kyle George Rink
- Kyle George (skip), Justin Mihalicz (third), D.J. Kidby (second), Christopher Hebert (lead),
Dwayne Mihalicz (coach), Dustin Kidby (sub).
- Won 2006 provincial junior men's curling championship.
- Became fist Saskatchewan rink to win the Canadian and world junior men's crowns.
- Sask Sport Team of the Year in 2006.
- Named to Saskatchewan Curling Association Legends of Curling Honour Roll.
- Began playing handball at University of Winnipeg in 1969.
- Won Molson's tournament in 1970 and Niagara Falls Open in 1971.
- Winner of 18 Saskatchewan Closed singles titles and 20 Saskatchewan Closed doubles titles
throught the 1970's, 80's and 90's.
- Won 10 Saskatchewan Open doubles title up to 2006.
- Canadian over-35 singles champion in 1991, over-40 champion in 1992, and over-50
finalist in 2004.
- Placed third with Merv Deckert in over-50 doubles at 2003 world championships in Dublin, Ireland.
- Recruited by Scotty Livingstone to help as a volunteer with junior football's Regina Rams, serving
as treasurer and helping to get the team's clubhouse built.
- Honourary Life Member of the Regina Rams.
- Spent 23 years as Saskatchewan Roughriders treasurer until 2001.
- Roughrider Team President in 1989 when the franchise won its second Grey Cup.
- Co-Founder of the Plaza of Honor annual dinner and spear-headed multi-million dollar
fund-raising efforts as Chairman of the Friends of the Riders Lottery.
- Inducted into Riders' Plaza of Honor in 1996.
- Awarded Province of Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal in 2006.
Following are the 2005 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 6, 2005.
- Played minor football in Regina and began coaching in 1955.
- Coached all four of his sons in the Regina Minor Football Association,
winning numerous city championships and five Western Canada midget championships.
- Spent 30 seasons with the Roughriders of the Regina Service Clubs Midget Football League.
Retired and resumed coaching as an assistant with one of his sons.
- Played and coached amateur hockey for 20 seasons.
- Played and coached local baseball teams for 50 years.
- Kiwanis "Dad of the Year" in 1971 for contributions to sport and community.
Margaret (Esson) Elliott
- Born in Rosetown, won Ladies' Golf tournaments in Kindersley, Rosetown and Outlook in 1935 at age 14.
- At age 15 won 1936 provincial championship at the Wascana County Club.
- Runner-up in 1937; won again in 1938 and 1941.
- In 1938, she was conferred a Life Membership at the Prince Albert Municipal course.
- To this date, she is the youngest woman to win a Canadian Provincial Title.
- While provincial championships were suspended during the war, she was six-time Lobstick winner at Waskesiu between 1938-47.
- At 16, the youngest player at 1937 National in Winnipeg, reaching the quarterfinals. In 1938, reached the quarterfinals at the National in Ottawa.
- Won 1947 Saskatoon City championship and 1973 Regina City championship.
- Wascana Country Club champion nine times from 1958-76.
- Sponsors the Regina City Ladies' Golf Championship.
- Registered umpire with Softball Saskatchewan from 1977 until his death in 2003.
- Born in Cupar, he played amateur softball before becoming an umpire.
- Worked at every level of softball available in Regina, from minor to Western Major Fastball League.
- Appointed as Rambler Park's umpire-in-chief from 1988-95 and was league's umpire-of-the-year in 1995.
- Selected as one of Saskatchewan's umpires for the 1978 Senior A women's national championship.
- Always praised for his knowledge of the rules, dedication to the game and his approachable on-field attitude.
- Joined Regina Leader-Post as a copy boy in 1962 before becoming a reporter who covered local events, including high school and amateur sports.
- Later became sports editor, publisher and executive editor, while continuing to write a column on local issues.
- Established the high standard of local sport reporting still evident today.
- Best know for covering the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.
- Much sought after speaker at numerous sporting events and banquets throughout Saskatchewan.
- Member of the Football Reporters of Canada Hall of Fame.
- In 2003, published a history book about the Regina Rams Football Club.
2002 North Regina Little League All-Stars
Back Row: Mervin Barth (Coach), Shawn Wilyman, Scott Wolbaum, Kyle Richardson, Eric Bryce, Taylor Cameron, Chris Duda (Coach), Barry Richardson (Manager)
Front Row: Evan Zerff, Brett Barth, Riley Mihial, Ryan Stevenson, Matthew Strueby, Jeremy Strass, Corey Dawson
Manager Barry Richardson, coaches Chris Duda and Mervin Barth chose the 12-player squad of 11- and 12-year-olds.
Team advanced through provincial, regional and national championships, winning 17 of its 18 games.
Became the first Saskatchewan team to earn a berth in the Little League World Series since its inception in 1947.
In Williamsport, Pennsylvania, played teams from Saudi Arabia, Guam and Venezuela.
Played broomball, athletics, lacrosse and football at Scott Collegiate before joining the junior Regina Rams (1971-73).
Spent 10 seasons coaching girls' softball teams, 17 winters coaching broomball teams and, in 1976, became a high school football coach.
Served as Martin Collegiate's head coach from 1985-93, winning coach-of-the-year in 1985.
Coached in 1990 Senior Bowl and three city championships, winning in 1980 and 1994.
Helped organize numerous tournaments including broomball, softball and wrestling.
Earned awards from Regina High Schools Athletic Association, Football Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Broomball Association and City of Regina.
Following are the 2004 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 7, 2004.
Elaine (Silzer) Kelln
Elaine Silzer was a star pitcher for the Luther College team that won city championships from 1947 to 1949. In 1950, she was selected most valuable player for Legion of the Girls Intercity Softball League, after winning 11 games – including tossing a 27-batter, no-hitter as a pitcher and hitting 313 while also playing outfield. Her pitching helped the Legion win city and provincial championships.
In 1951, Elaine turned pro when she joined the Parichy Bloomer Girls of the National Girls Baseball League in Forest Park, Illinois. Unfortunately, knee surgery ended her pro career and in 1952 she returned to the Legion where she pitched another no-hitter, facing 28 batters. In 1953, the Legion won the Western Canadian championship and qualified for the world women’s softball championship in Toronto, where Elaine faced 30 batters while throwing a no-hitter. She continued playing softball until 1958.
In 1972, she turned to coaching and worked with a number of teams including the Co-operators of the Rambler Park Men’s Softball League and the SGI team that she coached to a women’s city championship in 1981. In the 1990’s she became an umpire.
Today, Elaine serves as a volunteer for the local gymnastics association, is a Food Bank agent for Mount Olive Lutheran Church and still maintains her love for the sport of softball.
Doug’s hockey career, which spanned 21 years, began in 1969, when he began playing as an 8 year old in Regina’s minor hockey programs. Doug established himself as a high-scoring player early, when in his 1972-73 season with the Earlybirds, he scored a record-setting 100 goals. As a midget with the Pat Canadians, he again was high scorer and received the Ernie Hicke Trophy for his accomplishment.
In 1977, Doug joined the Regina Pats and in his final year with the team had 89 goals and 170 points in 71 games, claiming the WCHL scoring championship, helping the Pats win the league title and advancing to the Memorial Cup in Regina. That year he was selected the outstanding player in Canadian junior hockey.
In June 1980, Doug was the first overall draft choice of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. During his NHL career, he played for Montreal, the St. Louis Blues, the Vancouver Canucks, the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals. During his 556 regular season games, he scored 111 goals and made 165 assists. He also played in the International Hockey League, the American Hockey League, for Canada’s National Team, and professionally in Italy, Germany and Austria.
Doug made his mark in St. Louis not only as a player but also as a representative of the St. Louis Blues hockey team in establishing the Gateway Hockey School. After his NHL career was over, Doug returned to St. Louis with his wife Dianna. In 1997, when he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer, the St. Louis Blues helped raise money to finance his treatments. Doug directed that money to assist children facing expenses for their cancer treatments. After Doug’s death in 1999, the Blues established the Fourteen Fund (Doug’s number while playing for the Blues) as their charitable trust. The fund is recognized with a flag that adorns the team’s arena.
In March 1999, the Regina Pats retired Doug’s jersey – number 12. The Western Hockey League annually recognizes a player for contributing to his community with the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy and the City of Regina has named an indoor rink in his honour.
Jean (DeWitt) Owen and Joan (DeWitt) Moors
Team: Figure Skating
Jean and Joan DeWitt learned to skate on Wascana Lake at the age of five. They developed their skills at the Wascana Winter Club and were the Club’s pair champions from 1943-48 as well as being Western Canadian Pair Champions from 1947 to ’49. During this time, they were much sought-after performers at ice shows throughout Western Canada, traveling extensively in Saskatchewan and to Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary.
In 1949, the DeWitt Twins turned professional. As professionals, they performed in skating shows starring two former Olympic champions, Canada’s Barbara Ann Scott and Norway’s Sonja Henie. Both shows traveled extensively throughout the United States, with the Sonja Henie Ice Review spending two months in Havana, Cuba, before closing in 1953. They also toured state fairs in New York, Iowa, Mississippi, Wisconsin and Illinois, with a summer show called, and “Holiday on Ice – Ice Varieties”.
In 1954, the pair disbanded. Both women had become professional skating instructors in 1951, teaching at clubs in Moose Jaw and Swift Current when time permitted. After 1954, Jean continued as an instructor in Eastern Canada, before returning to the Wascana Winter Club.
In 1984, Jean served as protocol chairperson at the 1984 Canadian figure skating championships and the 1986 Skate Canada in Regina. She is a member of the Friends of Figure Skating committee, which provides assistance to promising young skaters.
When Dick was still a student, playing basketball at Moose Jaw Central Collegiate, he also coached the junior boys team. He continued his playing and coaching while at the University of Saskatchewan. He played senior men’s basketball from 1957 to 1966 and served as co-coach on the team that won seven provincial titles. He also spent three years coaching junior boys at Campion College before moving to senior boys and winning city and provincial championships in 1967.
When Dick moved to Luther College, he helped to coach the senior boys team to the provincial finals in 1969 and ’70. In 1974, he was named head coach of Luther’s senior boys team, a position he help until 1987. During that time, the team advanced to the provincial finals in 1977, won the Luther Invitational Tournament in 1984 and the Campbell Invitational Tournament in 1986. During that time, he also coached a senior men’s team, co-coached Saskatchewan’s team at the Canada Summer Games, and handled regional teams for five years under the jurisdiction of Basketball Saskatchewan.
Dick spent 1989-90 as head coach of the University of Regina Cougars and then returned to Luther as an assistant coach, before spending one more season as head coach of the senior boys team. While teaching at Luther, he was also an assistant coach with their football team that won two provincial championships, spent five years coaching the baseball team, and helped with track and field for 12 seasons.
Dick has won the Regina High School Athletic Association merit award, Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association merit and service awards, was recognized by St. Athanasius Parish for his volunteer support of basketball, and was special guest at L.I.T. in 1994. During Dick’s tenure at Luther, he was the L.I.T. faculty advisor and director. He volunteered for the 1975 Western Canada Games and today, serves as a committee member for the University of Regina Cougar Ace Awards.
Wilma taught English, health and physical education at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate from 1956 to 1990. During that time, she also coached basketball and track and field. Her girls’ basketball teams won nine city high school championships, including five straight from 1963 to 1967 and the track teams won 25 city championships.
Wilma served as president of the Regina High School Athletics Association three times between 1958 and 1969, and was elected to the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association executive in 1968. The gymnasium at Sheldon-Williams was named in her honour in 1990, the same year that the Regina Intercollegiate Basketball League named its senior girls’ champions winners of the Wilma E. Downing Trophy. The Regina High School Athletics Association’s 20-year coaching plaques are the Wilma E. Downing Awards.
She has won numerous awards over the years including:
o Saskatchewan Physical Education Award of Merit,
o Regina High School Athletic Association Award of Merit,
o Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association Award of Merit,
o Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Medal of Honour,
o Saskatchewan Volunteer Recognition Award,
o Regina Volunteer Award,
o Regina Board of Education Superannuate Award, and
o A plaque from St. Athanasius Parish for her volunteer efforts in basketball.
Since retiring, Wilma has served as a volunteer coach with Sheldon’s track team and a youth girls’ basketball team. She also helps with the junior girls program at the Royal Regina Golf Club; volunteered for the 1995 Grey Cup committee, supervises girls’ sports at the Saskatchewan Institute for the Blind, and was president of two bowling leagues.
Gordon began his involvement with Regina sports at the age of 12 when he organized the Coyotes hockey team. He continued playing hockey as a junior with the Regina Abbotts, while also coaching the pee wee Canadiens to a 1946-47 provincial championship. This team included future NHL players Bob Turner and Bill Hay. He spent one year with the US amateur champion Boston Olympics and later played senior hockey with the Regina Caps, winning a Western Canadian championship in 1949.
Gordon produced two major ice shows while he served as an Executive with the Wascana Winter Club. His expertise in this area led to his involvement on the committee for the 1969 Western Canadian figure skating championships and to the position of chair for the 1984 Canadian figure skating championships. The profit from the 1984 championships was used to develop the Friends of Figure Skating Trust Fund, an assistance program for young skaters, which he has chaired since its inception.
He joined the Saskatchewan Roughrider management committee in 1968, became team president for three years in 1979, and spent one year as chairman of the CFL’s board of governors. He was also instrumental in founding the Roughrider Plaza of Honor.
Gordon has been involved in numerous activities in the community in such diverse areas as the Regina Riding Club, the Pelican Boat Club and the Wascana Golf and Country Club. He helped develop the Sask Derby Sweepstakes Lottery that was the precursor of the Western Canada Lottery. He has sat on at least eight committees covering everything from the Saskatchewan Pavilion at Expo 86 to the Adopt-a-Cougar program that assists women basketball players at the University of Regina.
Gordon was awarded an honourary doctorate from the University of Regina in 1989, coached a Queen City Hockey League peewee team to a 1991-92 title, and was inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughrider Plaza of Honor in 1993.
Following are the 2003 Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 9, 2003.
Lorne grew up near Lumsden and learned to play hockey on frozen sloughs.
He played minor hockey with the Regina Commandos before joining the Regina Pats in 1947.
He ended his junior career with a Memorial Cup appearance in 1950 against the Montreal Junior Canadians.
As a Pat he had 95 points in 111 games.
Lorne spent 14 seasons playing professional hockey, including six years in the National Hockey League with
the Montreal Canadians, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, and Boston Bruins. He had 30 points in 95
games and earned another four points in 18 playoff games. Lorne was part of Stanley Cup winning teams in 1953 and 1955.
In 1958, Lorne won the Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and also won a Western
Professional Hockey League Championship with the Edmonton Flyers. Lorne was an A.H.L. all-star and W.P.H.L. most
valuable player. He served as player coach of the Muskegon Zephyrs of the International Hockey League, and also
played with the Regina Capitals and Winnipeg Maroons.
The N.H.L.’s St. Louis Blues hired Lorne as a scout in 1967. He later scouted for the New York Rangers and the
Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association. He served as coach and general manager of the Regina Pats and was
part of the coaching team for the Canadian team at the 1980 Olympics. He is currently scouting for the Edmonton Oilers.
Al attended Central Collegiate before going to the University of Pacific on a basketball scholarship. He
earned an honours degree in arts with a physical education major.
Al joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in 1965 and played slotback, punter,
halfback, and defensive back before retiring in 1976. Al played in five Grey Cups and won the cup in 1966.
He played in 179 consecutive games and holds team records for career punts and yards, and the Grey Cup mark of an
87-yard punt. He was elected to the Roughriders Plaza of Honor in 1991.
Al became an assistant coach with the Roughriders in 1980 and served as assistant general manager from 1985 to 1988.
He was general manager from 1988 to 1999 and during this time the Riders participated in two Grey Cups and claimed
the title in 1989. Al is one of only two people who have won both Grey Cups with the team.
Al has served as the volunteer president and chair of the Canadian Cancer Society in Saskatchewan, the Multiple Sclerosis
Society and the Don Powell Scholarship Fund. Al also coached high school basketball for several years. He is currently
serving as the interim general manager of the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Fred was born in 1897 and passed away in 1962 but who he was and what he accomplished will never be forgotten.
He was involved in hockey, lacrosse, baseball and soccer.
Fred’s family settled in Regina in the late 1880s, and he established a jewelry and optician business before
building the England Block on Hamilton Street. He was the official watch inspector for CPR and CNR, and
installed the clock in the post office tower in 1912.
Fred served on city council for 17 years and numerous other boards including the Balfour Technical School Board;
Saskatchewan Land, Mortage and Trusts Corporation; Saskatchewan Jewelers Association, Kiwanis Club; Retail Merchants
Association; Board of Trade; Regina and District Oldtimers Association; Regina Exhibition Association; and Western
Canada Association of Exhibitions. England Road, in Regent Park, is named in his honour.
Fred was one of the first in the city to play ice hockey, and he was a halfback with the Regina Soccer Team,
which won the Sons of Scotland Cup for the North West Territories in 1897 and 1898. He was the captain of the
original Capital hockey team from 1904 to 1907 and helped the team win the territorial championships in 1904 and 1905.
Fred played on the lacrosse team that won the territorial championships in 1904, played baseball with the C. P. R.
team which won the 1905 city championships, and he donated the first-known hockey trophy in Regina.
After his father passed away in 1968, Charles became responsible for running Queen City Minor Football and
continued to operate the league until 1985. During Roughrider half-time shows he refereed and coached Kramer Kats
and CKCK Mighty Mites.
Along with a group of volunteers, Charles helped develop land, which had been donated by the City of Regina,
into a sports field. He worked to develop the grass, underground sprinklers, grandstands, office and storage buildings,
lights and a scoreboard. The City named the field Leibel Field in 1955.
Charles coordinated uniforms and coaches for 12 teams practicing on playgrounds throughout the city. The teams
involved 300 boys aged 6-12.
Charles officiated high school, junior and CFL football, and played four years with the junior Regina Bombers.
He was on the Riders roster in 1951, and was honoured by the team in 1982 as a builder of Regina minor football.
In 1988 he received an honourary life membership from the football referee’s association.
While in Grade 7, Charles played tennis and earned a scholarship at the Regina Tennis Club. He recruited for the
Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, supervised races at St. John’s School, and worked on construction at Camp Monahan,
which was later turned over to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Regina. Charles has also been a member of the YMCA
from 1936 to 2001 and has owned Business Printers since 1986.
As a builder in baseball, Ken was the founder and served as the president of the Kiwanis National Little League
and the Sasktachewan Little League District One. For 15 years he was the driving force behind the Regina National
League, serving as coach, fundraiser and president. He also initiated an agreement with the Saskatchewan Baseball
Association to access Sask Sport funding for Little League.
Ken worked with the Regina Little League Association to establish a credo that is still used today: No child shall
be refused. They are entitled to play baseball on decent fields with good equipment and have the best coaching we
The Regina Kiwanis Club named Ken Dad of the Year in 1982 and a baseball diamond in Kiwanis Park is named the
Honourable Ken MacLeod Field in his honour.
He was an executive member of the Regina Boys Community Hockey League, was a celebrity runner in the Canada
2000 relay, received a Canada 125 Commemorative Medal, and chaired the Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament for Saskatchewan
Ken is a former member of the Legislative Assembly, and was a managing partner in Balfour, MacLeod, McDonald, Laschuk
and Kyle law firm. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1973 and Queen’s Court Judge two years later. Ken has had a long
time affiliation with the Kiwanis Club, the national judicial committee, and the United Church.
Laurie is being inducted for his outstanding support in several sports. He began his career as a writer and editor
at the Winnipeg Tribune before moving on to the Brandon Sun, the Regina Leader Post and CKCK-TV.
Although he is best known for his achievements in curling, Laurie was the president of the Manitoba Minor Baseball
Association and the Manitoba Senior Baseball League. He was also an executive member and referee-in-chief of the
Manitoba Hockey Association. Laurie was chair of the Regina Bid Committee for the 1973 Silver Broom and later chaired
that event. He served as president of the Association of Regina Curling Clubs, and chaired the 1976 Brier,
the Saskatchewan Curling Association’s 75th anniversary extravaganza, and the 1983 Silver Broom.
On the international scene, Laurie was the vice chair and later chair of the Canadian Curling Association
International Committee, and was the Canadian representative for the International Curling Federation.
Laurie began what is believed to be the first pro shop in curling at the Tartan Curling Club and started his
own curling supply business. He became vice president of finance for Hexagon Curling International, which
controlled sponsorship rights for the world curling championships. Laurie also formed Dominion Sports Marketing,
a division of Laurie Artiss Ltd., which supplied souvenir pins to the Canadian Olympic Association and the 1988
Calgary Winter Olympics.
Laurie created the pin industry in amateur sports that lead to the trading of pins at many major sporting events.
He has designed pins for the Canada Games, the Briers, and the Air Canada Cup. Laurie also designed and donated pins
for several amateur sports teams.
Following are the Honourary Inductees. They were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, October 7, 2004.
|Ron Atchison – Football
||Dr. Jack Alexander – Sport Medicine
||1914 Victory Hockey Club – World Amateur Hockey Champions – Allan Cup
|Walter Martin – Tennis
||Eva Kerr - Curling
||1925 Regina Pats Hockey Club – World Junior Amateur Hockey Champions
|Julien Audette – Soaring
||Sandy Archer – Football
||1928 Regina Monarchs Hockey Team – World Junior Hockey Champions
|Jack McLeod - Hockey
||Don King - Football
||1928 Regina Pats Rugby Club – Dominion Junior Football Champions
|Mary Baker – Baseball
||Murray Armstrong – Hockey
||1930 Regina Pats Hockey Club – Canadian Junior Hockey Champions – Memorial Cup
|Ron Moncur - Wrestling
||Bevan Lawson - Swimming
||1933 Regina Patricia Hockey Club – Western Canadian Junior Hockey Champions
|Bonnie Ballantine – Bowling
||Jean Black – Lawn Bowling
||1938 Dales Athletic Club – Dominion Junior Rugby Champions
|Joe Most - Bowling
||Diane Lemon – Synchronized Swimming
||1938 Regina Rowing Club Team Canadian Fours Champions
|Gordon “Red” Berenson – Hockey
||Clarence Bligh – General
||1941 Regina Rangers Hockey Team – Canadian Senior Hockey Champions – Allan Cup
|Clint Norman – Tae Kwon Do
||R. J. “Scotty” Livingstone - Football
||1953 Regina Men’s Bowling Team – Canadian Five Pin Bowling Champions
|Ken Charlton – Football
||John Brennan – Hockey & Swimming
||1959, 1960, 1962, 1963 Ernie Richardson Curling Team – Men’s World Curling Champions
|Vern Pettigrew - Wrestling
||Tom Melville - General
||1966, 1989 Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Team – CFL Champions – Grey Cup
|Bill Clarke – Football
||Doug Bruce – General
||1966, 1970,1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1987 Regina Rams Football Team –
Canadian Junior Football Champions
|George Reed - Football
||Ken More – Hockey & Softball
||73 Harvey Mazinke Curling Team – Canadian Men’s Curling Champions
|Harold Clayton – Lawn Bowling
||Sadie Caulder-Knight – Synchronized Swimming
||1974 Regina Pats Hockey Team – Canadian Junior Hockey Champions – Memorial Cup
|Maureen (Rever) Duwors – Track & Field
||Bryan Nicurity - Basketball
||1980 Marj Mitchell Curling Team – Ladies’ World Curling Champions
|Lee Donison – Boxing & Wrestling
||Gordon Currie – Football
||1984,1985, 1986 Evelyn Krahn Curling Team – National Senior Ladies’ Curling Champions
|Ernie Richardson - Curling
||Bert Penfold – Figure Skating
||1988 Regina Optimist Stingers Ringette Team – Canadian Junior Ringette Champions
|Danny Donison – Wrestling
||Betty Lou Dean – Swimming
||1991 Sundown Optimist Buffalo Gals Baton Twirling Team – World Baton Twirling Champions
|Tom Ross - Golf
||Al Pickard - Hockey
||1993, 1994, 1997 Sandra Schmirler Curling Team – Women’s World Curling Champions
|Sebastian “Butch” Donison – Wrestling
||David Dean – Swimming
||1998 Sandra Schmirler Curling Team – Olympic Gold Medalists
|Wayne Shaw - Football
||Cas Pielak - Baseball
|Ken Doraty – Hockey
||Paul Dojack – Football
|Eddie Shore - Hockey
||Ken Preston - Football
|Bill Ebbels – Tennis
||Bob Ellard – Rowing
|Lisa Simes - Gymnastics
||Dick Rendek - General
|Claire Ehman-Lovett – Badminton
||Iris Fletcher – Speed Skating
|Stacy Singer – Baton Twirling
||Keith Rever - Golf
|Adam Faul – Boxing
||Robert “Mac” Game – Weightlifting
|Darlene Solie - Softball
||Al Ritchie – Hockey & Football
|William “Rover” Forsyth – Track & Field
||Ken Goff – Boxing
|Roald Thompson - Raquetball
||Margie Sandison – Figure Skating
|Clark Gillies – Hockey
||Jack Hamilton – General
|Jeff Thue - Wrestling
||Dr. Paul Schwann – Sport Medicine
|Anton “Red” Glasser – Bowling
||Dick Irvin Sr. – Hockey
|Cathy Turnbull-Spence – Speed Skating
||Neil Sherlock - General
|Joanne Goulet – Golf
||Maureen Johnson – Baton Twirling
|Robert Turner - Hockey
||Jack Stewart - General
|Greg Grassick – Football
||Rick Jorgenson – Karate
|Millie (Warwick) McAuley - Softball
||Neil “Piffles” Taylor - Football
|Robin Hahn – Equestrian
||Joe Kanuka – Multi-Sport
|Billy Warwick - Hockey
||Clair Warner - Football
|William “Red” Hay – Hockey
||Mike Kartusch – Hockey
|Claude Warwick - Boxing
||Muriel Youngson – Curling
|Bill Hicke – Hockey
|Dick Warwick - Hockey
|Don Hodges – Tennis
|Grant Warwick - Hockey
|Gerry James – Hockey & Football
|Brenda Webster – Speed Skating
|Arleene (Johnson) Noga – Baseball
|Craig Webster – Speed Skating
|Daisy Junor – Baseball
|Dale West - Football
|Lynn (Kanuka) Williams – Track & Field
|Fred Wilson - Football
|Ron Lancaster – Football
|Andy Young – Hockey & Football
|Wendy Lee – Swimming
|Les Youngson - Curling
|Eddie Litzenberger – Hockey
|Tony Zasada – Rowing