Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee, Mick McGeough Passed Away

The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame is deeply saddened to learn that inductee member, Michael “Mick” McGeough has passed away. McGeough, a Regina native succumbed to health complications on Friday, November 23rd with family and friends by his side. McGeough was a well respected official in many levels of hockey. Getting his start at linesmen in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), McGeough eventually got the call to the Western Hockey League (WHL) as a referee. He moved up the ranks with the WHL culminating in officiating the 1986 Memorial Cup final. It was in 1987 that McGeough would get the call to the National Hockey League (NHL). After calling it a career in 2008, McGeough had officiated in 1,063 NHL games, refereed the 2001 NHL All-Star Game and had the privilege of reffing the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals.

McGeough was inducted into the SJHL Hall of Fame in 2010, the Sports Officials Canada Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.

Gone but not forgotten, McGeough will be sorely missed.

Saskatchewan Hockey Community Mourns the Loss of Elgar Petersen

The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame offers its condolences to the family and friends of Elgar Petersen. Petersen passed away at the age of 82, on the evening of Saturday, November 3rd, 2018.

Petersen’s devotion to hockey and the community of Humboldt was tremendous. He began volunteering with the Humboldt Minor Hockey Association in 1962. When the Humboldt Broncos Junior ‘A’ team was formed in 1970, Petersen became the Team Trainer and Equipment Manager. His commitment to volunteering in the community did not go unnoticed, in 2000 the City of Humboldt renamed their ice rink the Elgar Petersen Arena. In 2015, Petersen was inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Grassroots category.

Petersen was born in Annaheim, a village just northeast of Humboldt, in 1936.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the Petersen family during this most difficult time.

Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Gala

Eight new members to be recognized in Swift Current

The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame is set to welcome a new class of inductees tomorrow (Saturday July 7th) at the official induction dinner being held at the Credit Union IPlex and home of the SHHOF in Swift Current. The evening will be a celebration highlighting the careers and accomplishments of all the inductees.

  • Players: Ron Delorme, Bill Hicke*, Hayley Wickenheiser

  • Builder: John Kelly Lovering*

  • Official: Lyle Wilhelm

  • Grassroots: Larry Johnson, Dennis Loeppky*

  • Team: 1987-88 Notre Dame Hounds

  • (*Denotes inductee is deceased)

    “There are so many people from our province who have made outstanding contributions to this great game that choosing the inductee class each year is always difficult. With such a rich hockey history in Saskatchewan, we know we once again have a superb class to induct,” stated SHHOF Board of Director Co-Chairs Blair Davidson and Jack Brodsky.

    Each year the SHHOF celebrates the contributions and achievements of players, builders, teams, officials and those at the grassroots level. The annual induction dinner is rotated around the province in partnership with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association to promote the SHHOF, celebrate local inductees while raising funds which benefit the local host community. This year the event is being hosted back in Swift Current, the home of the SHHOF, and will bring financial support to the Swift Current Broncos Junior Hockey Team.

    “The Swift Current Broncos are excited to be given the opportunity to host the 2018 Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Banquet,” stated Dianne Sletten, Director of Business Operations for the Broncos. “It will be a great event to help raise education finds for our team and for the operations of the Hall of Fame that we are lucky to have here in Swift Current.”

    In addition to the official induction of the 2018 SHHOF Class and a special presentation to the Community of Humboldt, the SHHOF Induction Dinner will also feature TSN Anchors Kate Bierness and Natasha Staniszewski as the event’s Emcees.

    “We are thrilled to be hosting such a great night here is Swift Current,” stated Jerrod Schafer, chair of the host committee. “It will be a special evening welcoming Hayley (Wickenheiser) back to the Southwest and to celebrate so many deserving inductees.”

    The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame opened in 2012 in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association’s 100th year celebration.

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    Larry Johnson (Moose Jaw/Swift Current) –  Larry Johnson is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Grassroots category. Hockey has been a part of Johnson’s life since the age of four when he started playing on the creek in Moose Jaw. He continued playing the sport until 60 when he retired from Old Timers hockey. Over the course of his time as a young player he won the city scoring championship, played on the city all-star team and won a city championship. He later went on to win a Provincial A Championship wi...

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