1954 Bayne Secord Saskatoon Technical Collegiate Curling Team

Accomplishments: Canadian High School Boys Curling Champions, 1954.

Saskatoon Technical Collegiate, led by coach, Ken Moir, won 5 Saskatchewan and 4 Canadian Curling Championships in the 1950s. Bayne Secord skipped the 1954 and 1955 teams to provincial championships and on to the nationals.

In the 1953-54 season, coach Ken Moir put together a team of boys from rural Saskatchewan who were attending Saskatoon Technical Collegiate: Bayne Secord from Richlea, Don Snyder from Pleasantdale, Stan Austman from Kenaston, and Don Brownell from Laura. The four boys won the city and northern playdowns, and then claimed the provincial crown, in a best of three series against Regina’s Balfour Tech.

As Saskatchewan champions, the Secord team travelled to Hamilton, Ontario for the fifth ever Canadian High School Boys Curling Championship. In the round robin portion of the championship, Saskatchewan and Manitoba tied with eight victories and one defeat. This tie forced a sudden death playoff for the championship. The Secord team won that game 10-7 in an exciting game that came down to last rock to claim the Sifton trophy and the Canadian Schoolboy Curling Championship.

In 1954, the Secord team participated in the demonstration sport of curling at the British Empire Games in Vancouver, BC. The Bayne Secord Curling Team was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on June 20, 1998.

Left to Right: Don Brownell (lead), Stan Austman (second), Ken Moir (coach), Don Snyder (third), Bayne Secord (skip).