Hall hosting 1974 Regina Pats to mark golden anniversary of Memorial Cup win

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame will be hosting the members of the 1973-74 Regina Pats hockey club on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the team’s Memorial Cup championship season.

Eighteen members of the Pats will be at the Hall of Fame to meet fans and reminisce about their championship season.

The afternoon will begin at 1 p.m. with a hot stove panel discussion with three members of the team and then from 1:30-2:30 p.m., fans are invited to meet the players and get a complimentary copy of the 1974 Pats team photo signed by the team. Admission to the event is free.

The 1973-74 Pats team was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

The Pats overcame an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Quebec Remparts 7-4 in the Memorial Cup final in Calgary. That victory ended a 44-year Memorial Cup drought for the storied junior hockey team.

Regina swept the Calgary Centennials 4-0 to win the Western Canadian Hockey League title. They needed six games to get past the Saskatoon Blades and Swift Current Broncos in the first two rounds of the playoffs.

The Pats also experienced some international competition when they went to Sweden to play in the Ahearne Cup in mid-December. There they played against top teams from Sweden, Finland, the United Kingdom, and Dynamo Moscow from the Soviet Union. They returned a better team and posted a 26-6-4 record in league play after coming home.

Goalie Ed Staniowski was named the WCHL’s Most Valuable Player for that season. He and Clark Gillies have both been inducted into the Hall of Fame as individuals. They are two of the nine members of the ’74 Pats who went on to play in the National Hockey League.

Head coach Bob Turner won five Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens and was also inducted into the Sask. Sports Hall of Fame as an individual in 1994.

Mobile exhibit trailer at the Brier

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame will be bringing our mobile exhibit trailer to the Montana’s Brier from March 1-10.

Each day of the men’s national curling championship you can find our 53-foot trailer in the Ag Ex Building adjacent to the Brandt Centre. On the opening weekend, the trailer will be open from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Once the Brier moves to three draws per day on Sunday, the trailer will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday. During the final three days of the event, the trailer will open 90 minutes before the first draw of the day and close 30 minutes after the late draw has started.

We are excited to welcome students from numerous schools who will tour the trailer during the weekday mornings of the Brier.

The mobile travelling exhibit was created in 2016 in conjunction with the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary celebrations. It is unique among Halls of Fame in Canada and features stories and artifacts that span the SSHF collection. Hockey and football jerseys on display from as far back as the 1930s, a 100-year-old Olympic gold medal, vintage curling sweaters, and much more are on display inside the trailer.

Please see the map below to find the location of the trailer in the Ag Ex building north of the Brandt Centre.

Brier Tankard trophy on display at Hall of Fame

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame will be the temporary home for the Brier Tankard trophy for the next two months ahead of the 2024 Montana’s Brier men’s national curling championship being held in Regina.

Thanks to Curling Canada and Curl Sask., the Hall of Fame is displaying the Tankard trophy when it isn’t otherwise making a public appearance around the province. One of the most enduring and iconic trophies in Canadian sport, the Tankard will be making appearances at a number of events and venues before the Brier begins on March 1.

Handcrafted in England in 1927, the Tankard trophy features a heart-shaped metal plaque with the names of each of the winning foursomes since it was first awarded. The original Brier sponsor was the Macdonald tobacco company. Macdonald made a “Brier” pipe tobacco that contained a heart-shaped silver plug that was inserted with a purple plastic heart. That heart motif was the inspiration for the purple heart patches the competing teams receive as provincial champions and the silver hearts applied to the Tankard for each winning rink.

The original Brier Tankard trophy was awarded from 1927 until 1979 when it was retired once Labbatt Brewing Company took over as the title sponsor and created a golden stein for the winners. When their sponsorship ended in 2001, the original Brier Tankard trophy was restored and reinstated as the trophy. The Labatts Brier winners from 1980-2000 may not have received the Tankard trophy, but their names have all been engraved on the trophy retroactively.

While title sponsors have changed in the 21st century – Nokia (2001-04), Tim Hortons (2005-23), and now Montana’s (2024) – the original trophy has endured as the grandest prize in Canadian men’s curling.

Erin Stankewich poised to lead SSHF into the future as the new Executive Director

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) is pleased and excited to announce that Erin Stankewich is the new Executive Director of the Hall of Fame.

Stankewich began her tenure with the SSHF on July 17 and brings with her a wealth of experience in progressive leadership roles. She has a strong set of skills related to strategic planning, brand development, funding negotiation, creative direction, graphic design, and building collaborative partnerships.

With her rich skillset and passion for collaboration and development, the Board of Directors of the SSHF feels she is the ideal person to lead the SSHF forward into the future.

“Erin brings with her a unique set of experience and passion, which is perfect for the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame,” said Trent Blezy, Chair of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. “She carries with her an incredible desire for sport and community. Under Erin’s leadership, we are confident she can grow our organization into the next stage of the Hall’s storied history.”

In her most recent job, Stankewich served as the Director, Business Development for the Regina Hotel Association. One of her key responsibilities was to work with community partners in a collaborative manner to identify and bid on national and international sport and business events. In her time in the role, Regina successfully won the right to host the 2024 Brier, the recent 15U Girls Volleyball Canada Nationals, and the upcoming 2023 Little League Baseball Nationals and Baseball Canada Cup along with many other events. Stankewich has proven experience in marketing Regina and Saskatchewan, as a premier sport and tourism destination on the national and international stage. Previous to assuming that role with the Hotel Association, she worked in sponsorship investment for the same organization which will benefit the SSHF.

Born in Moose Jaw, Stankewich received a Diploma in Communications Arts from Lethbridge College and later completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Medicine Hat College. Upon graduation, she began her career in Regina advertising agencies first as a graphic designer, then transitioning into client-facing account management roles.

Stankewich is passionate about building healthy and inclusive communities and volunteers her time towards these values. She is currently the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Queen City Marathon and previously served on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Saskatchewan for three years.

Stankewich was hired after an extensive search and hiring process led by Leadership Source of Regina and the SSHF Hiring Committee.

She takes over from Sheila Kelly who served as the Hall of Fame’s Executive Director for 34 years with great distinction before taking a medical leave in March of 2023 which concluded her tenure with the SSHF.

Job Opening – Summer Curatorial Assistant


The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) is looking for a summer Curatorial Assistant

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is a progressive not-for-profit mid-sized NGO museum located in Regina. Our permanent collection encompasses approximately 19,000 items reflecting the sport history of the province. On an annual basis we offer a variety of temporary exhibits with themes derived from Saskatchewan’s extensive sport history, as well as a celebration of those individuals and teams recognized in the Hall of Fame.

Job Details:

In conjunction with and/or under the direction of the Curator:

  • Cross reference the collection inventory with the digitized collection inventory to determine errors and omissions.
  • Identify catalogue numbers within the digitized collection that need to be corrected to be consistent with those numbers in the collection inventory.
  • Identify and correct duplicated catalogue numbers within both collections.
  • Identify and delete duplicated files within the digital database.
  • Rename files and folders as necessary to address naming issues caused by invalid characters.
  • Create folders within the digitized collection to better compartmentalize files and support better organization going forward.
  • Review and update the SSHF metadata standards used for the digitized collection.
  • Review non-catalogued digital files by consulting existing curatorial staff, reviewing the collection inventory, consulting original catalogue sheets and, when necessary, creating new accession numbers to correct any issues.
  • Uploaded digital files to SaskCollections.

Funded through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations, this position could begin as early as May 15, 2023, and concludes on August 25, 2023. The hourly salary is $16.00.


Preferred Current Field of Study:

  • Arts – Museology
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities


  • Ability to work independently & as part of a team
  • Strong knowledge of museum and/or archival practices
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A strong working knowledge of computers
  • Ability to read, write & speak in English is mandatory
  • Photography skills would be an asset
  • Valid Driver License is mandatory


A resumé with a handwritten covering letter and three references should be forwarded to:

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum – Attn: Curator

2205 Victoria Avenue

Regina, SK, S4P 0S4


Resumés are also accepted via E-Mail to: [email protected]. Please use Subject Title – YCW Summer Employment


Deadline for applications to be received is Friday, May 19, 2023

2022 Induction Special newsletter

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2022 Induction Class on Wednesday. Please see the Induction Special edition of our For The Record newsletter below. Please click this link for ticket information and for links to book accommodations with The Atlas Hotel, the host hotel for Induction weekend. You can view the Induction Special below or click here for a PDF.

SSHF announces 2022 Hall of Fame Class

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) is pleased to announce the five (5) newest members of the SSHF. The Class of 2022 features three athletes and two builders. The 2022 Class will join the 2021 Class that was announced in May of 2021 and be installed together at the 54th Induction Ceremony on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Conexus Arts Centre.

The 2022 inductees are:


Kelsie Hendry (Saskatoon) – Athletics

Harry Jerome (Prince Albert) – Athletics

Rueben Mayes (North Battleford) – Football


Antonia “Toni” Beerling (Rosthern) – Athletics

Bill Brownridge (Vawn) – Hockey


After a standout career as a pole vaulter at the University of Saskatchewan, Kelsie Hendry won two national titles and went to two Commonwealth Games where she won a bronze medal in 2010. She also competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Harry Jerome was born in Prince Albert and set seven world records as a sprinter. He was a three-time Olympian, winning a bronze medal in the 100 metres in Tokyo in 1964. At 19, Harry ran a world-record time in the 100 metres at the Olympic trials in Saskatoon.

Rueben Mayes had an incredible football career. He was the National Football League’s Offensive Rookie of the Year and he was a two-time Pro Bowler. He is the only Canadian-born player in the College Football Hall of Fame after setting 15 records at Washington State. He was the first Canadian to be nominated for the Heisman Trophy as the best player in NCAA Division I football.

Toni Beerling is a Level 5 international athletics official, the highest level attainable. She has officiated for 45 years first from her home in Saskatoon and then provincially, nationally and internationally. She has officiated at a world track and field championship, as well as Pan Am Games and Commonwealth Games.

Growing up in the 1930s with spina bifida, Bill Brownridge channeled his love of sport, particularly hockey, into areas where he could excel, as an author and a painter. For more than 70 years Bill has captured the spirit of hockey in those two mediums. He has written five children’s picture books and is an internationally recognized artist. He designed the logo of the Calgary Centennials junior hockey team, one iteration of the Calgary Flames uniforms and was the official artist of the 1988 Calgary Olympic bid. His paintings were a catalyst for the creation of Hockey Day in Canada.

The previously announced 2021 class features athletes Justin Abdou (Moose Jaw – Wrestling), Rod Boll (Fillmore – Trapshooting), Colette Bourgonje (Porcupine Plain – Athletics and Cross-Country Skiing), Kaylyn Kyle (Saskatoon – Soccer), and Lyndon Rush (Humboldt – Bobsleigh). Shannon Miller (Tisdale – Hockey) joins the 2021 class as a builder and the 2000-01 University of Regina Cougars Women’s Basketball Team and the 2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club are being inducted as teams.

SSHF seeking passionate volunteers

Do you get caught up in the excitement of the Olympics or a World Cup? Cheering on Canada, Saskatchewan, or the Roughriders? Maybe it’s a child’s activities or whatever seasonal sport is available for viewing. Sport, whether as a spectator or a participant, generates a lot of excitement and emotion.

Since 1966, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) has played an instrumental role in preserving, recognizing and educating the public on the tremendous sports heritage of our province. We are privileged to be able to share the stories – the thrill of victory, the disappointment of defeat, and the pride associated with these accomplishments – with Saskatchewan residents and visitors alike. We strive to bring history alive.

The SSHF is looking for some individuals across the province who share our passion for sport, past and present, who are looking for an engaging volunteer experience, and are keen to contribute and serve. Our operations support a variety of opportunities and we are currently recruiting volunteers for committees, programming initiatives, and the Board of Directors.

The SSHF is committed to providing the people of Saskatchewan a self-sustaining, dynamic attraction designed to preserve, interpret, recognize and honour the diverse sport history of the province. If the opportunity to get involved appeals to you please indicate your interest in serving and the Governance Committee will be in touch to continue the dialogue.

Our volunteer enrollment form is available here. Please email us at [email protected] or telephone 306-780-9232 to express your interest.

2019 Annual General Meeting notice

On behalf of Rankin Jaworski, President of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, this post serves as an official notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame which will be held at the following date and time:


Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: via conference call


The agenda will include Annual Reports, presentation of Financial Statements, appointment of the auditor for 2020/21 and reports on the election of Board Directors.


The 2019 Annual Report and the 2019/20 Financial Statements are posted on our website and available for review.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing mandates from the Province of Saskatchewan, the AGM will be held via conference call. Please fill out this registration form to receive your access credentials for the meeting.


All members of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in good standing are welcome to virtually attend and vote during the AGM.


If you have questions, please contact the Hall of Fame at 306-780-9232 or email sshfm@sasktel.net

Hall of Fame Holiday Hours

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame will be closed on Christmas Day (Dec. 25), Boxing Day (Dec. 26) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) this holiday season. The Hall of Fame will also be closing at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 as well as Tuesday, Dec. 31.

We invite you to visit and spend part of your holiday season with us. Aside from the exceptions above, we are open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The nationally-touring exhibit Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sports and the Canadian Military remains on display. The exhibit examines the history and relationship between sports and the military in Canada dating back to the 19th Century. Play Hard, Fight Hard will conclude its run in Regina on Jan. 18, 2020 so time is running out to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

The Hall of Fame also boasts a sports simulator and an adaptable curling sheet if you are looking for some physical activity for the whole family during the holiday school break.

Save the date: Annual General Meeting on May 30, 2019

Annual General Meeting Notice

Rankin Jaworski, President of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, invites the membership to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame which will be held at the following date and time:

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 7-8 p.m.

Location: Boardroom, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame – 2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina

The agenda will include Annual Reports, presentation of Financial Statements, appointment of the auditor for 2019/20 and reports on the election of Board Directors.

The 2018/19 Financial Statements will be available for review on our website (www.sasksportshalloffame.com) by Thursday, May 16 and the 2018 Annual Report following the AGM.

All members of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in good standing are welcome to attend and vote during the AGM and learn more about the exciting year ahead for the SSHF.

If you have questions, please contact Sheila Kelly at 306-780-9233 or email [email protected]