• 1953 Saskatoon Hilltops Football Club

    Accomplishments: Canadian Junior Football Champions, 1953. The Saskatoon Hilltops have developed a proud tradition since the club was organized in 1947 and it all started in 1953 when the club won their first Canadian championship. This also marked the beginning Read more →

  • 1938 Dales Athletic Rugby Club

    Accomplishments: Dominion (Canadian) Junior Rugby Champions, 1938. The Regina Dales started out in 1929 as a way for young people living in one of the city’s poorer areas to participate in a wide variety of sports. By 1933 they entered Read more →

  • 1928 Regina Pats Rugby Football Team

    Accomplishments: Dominion (Canadian) Junior Rugby Football Champions 1928. For the young athletes and staff of the Regina Pats Junior Football club, the 1928 season proved to be quite a challenge, both on and off the field.  To Al Ritchie, mentor Read more →

  • 1922 Saskwanis Rugby Team

    Accomplishments: Western Canadian Rugby Champions, 1922. In 1922, a 19-man rugby team formed in Saskatoon and became that year’s Western Canadian Junior Rugby champions. Saskwanis, as they called themselves, was made up of rugby players from Saskatoon teams, the University Read more →

  • Jim Neilson

    James “Jim” Neilson

    Jim “Chief” Neilson was born in the small town of Big River, but his hockey aspirations would see him become one of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) top defensemen in the 1960s and 70s. Enjoying a seventeen-year career in the Read more →

  • Ken More

    Kenneth “Ken” More

    In 1927, Kenneth “Ken” More’s sport involvement flourished and he began coaching softball at a local level. Following this, Ken turned his energies to executive duties.  In 1949, he was president of the Saskatchewan and the Western Canada Softball Associations. Read more →

  • Nick Metz

    Nicholas “Nick” Metz

    During the fall of 1934, Nicholas “Nick” Metz went to the Toronto Maple Leafs.  After a stint with Syracuse, a farm team, he was back in Toronto for the playoffs. In 12 seasons with the Leafs, between 1934 and1948 (minus Read more →

  • Don Metz with the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Donald “Don” Metz

    Donald “Don” Metz began his hockey career under Père Athol Murray at Notre Dame College.  From 1931 to 1933, Don played for St. Michael’s College in Toronto.  Don then played for the Toronto Goodyears for 3 years. Metz moved to Read more →

  • Jack McLeod

    Jack McLeod

    Jack McLeod, a right winger, turned pro at 18 with the New York Rangers and spent 4 years (1949-1953) with them before moving into the Western Hockey League.  He played with the Saskatoon Quakers, the Vancouver Canucks, and the Calgary Read more →

  • Charlie McCool

    Charles “Charlie” McCool

    The Wesley hockey team was started as a hockey club for the boys of St. Thomas Wesley Church. Under Charles “Charlie” McCool’s guidance, they represented the City of Saskatoon in the juvenile and junior divisions from 1924 to 1953.  The Read more →

  • Jack Maddia

    John “Jack” Maddia

    Jack, who was born in Moose Jaw and has been a resident of Indian Head since 1973, has a long outstanding hockey career in the Qu’Appelle Valley area.  After retiring from active participation in hockey as a result of an Read more →

  • Victor Lynn

    Victor “Vic” Lynn

    Vic Lynn’s very interesting hockey story began in Saskatoon.  He had a short junior career with the Saskatoon Quakers that included a Memorial Cup appearance in 1942.  Vic had a one game trial with the New York Rangers of the Read more →

  • Eddie Litzenberger

    Edward “Eddie” Litzenberger

    Eddie was born in Neudorf and played his minor hockey in Weyburn.  He became an outstanding player with the Regina Pats from 1949 to 1952 scoring 332 points in 197 regular season and play-off games for an outstanding 1.69 points Read more →

  • Elmer Lach portrait

    Elmer Lach

    Elmer Lach played professionally with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).  Elmer remained with the team for 14 years until retiring after the 1953/54 playoffs. Lach centered the “Punch Line” between Maurice Richard and Toe Blake. During Read more →

  • Orland Kurtenbach

    Orland Kurtenbach

    Photo Credit: Hockey Hall of Fame Orland Kurtenbach began playing organized hockey when, at the age of ten, his family moved from Cudworth to Prince Albert. By the time he was eighteen, he was the leading scorer on the Saskatchewan Junior Read more →