Knight Family Contributes $500,000 to Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame (SHHOF) along with the Knight family are proud to announce a contribution of $500,000 to the SHHOF, to be retitled, the Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame. In honour of the late Edward “Ted” Knight, this generous donation will allow the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame and the Ted Knight legacy to live on for years to come.

Ted Knight’s children; Tracey, Kevin and Kyle, wanted to honour their father’s name and his love for the game of hockey. Through this title sponsorship of the Hall, the Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame will remain a hub for hockey in the province and honour those individuals that have made a lasting impression on Saskatchewan hockey.

Ted Knight was born in Selkirk, Manitoba, in 1939. While he certainly made a name for himself in the automotive industry, hockey appeared to be his first passion. As a member of the Winnipeg Braves, he won the Memorial Cup in 1958. Ted and his teammates were inducted in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Knight’s passion for hockey continued when in 1986, he joined Bill Hicke, Morley Gusway, Jack Nichol and Huddy Bell in purchasing the Regina Pats. Knight remained a co-owner for 10 years.

Ted, along with his sons Kevin and Kyle, built the Knight Automotive Group into a network of 11 locations representing 10 brands throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. Ted Knight was named chairman of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association in 1996.

“The Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame is excited to welcome the Ted Knight family as partners in our celebration of hockey.  We have been told that Mr. Knight’s passion for the game helped fuel his passion for life.

Through their generous donation, the Knight Family has committed to celebrating those individuals whose passion for the game led them to greatness as well.

Blair Davidson,

Co-Chair, Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame

Ted Knight’s passion for success in hockey and business personifies the hard-working people of the prairies. To view Ted Knight’s bio, click HERE.

Pictured left to right: Tracey Knight and Kyle Knight

Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2019

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame (SHHOF) is excited to announce the induction Class of 2019. The Induction Dinner will take place in Saskatoon on Saturday, July 6th, at Prairieland Park. This year marks the eighth edition of the SHHOF annual Induction Dinner. The evening will be a celebration
highlighting the careers and accomplishments of all the inductees.

  • Player: Murray “Bert” Olmstead*, Ferdinand “Fernie” Flaman*, Keith Magnuson*,
  • Curtis Leschysyn, Brian Skrudland, Ed Van Impe
  • Builder: Murray Armstrong*, Maxwell “Max” McNab*, William “Bill” Thon*, Brodsky Family
  • Official: Brad Watson
  • Grassroots: Jim McIntyre, Joe Bloski
  • Team: 2004-05 Saskatoon Contacts, 1967 Saskatoon Centennials

(*Denotes inductee is deceased)

“This is an exceptional group of individuals being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019, we are excited to be bringing this group and this event to the city of Saskatoon for the first time since the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame's inception in 2012.” stated SHHOF Board of Director Co-Chair, Blair Davidson.

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 in Saskatoon, a first for the community.

The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame opened in 2012 in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association’s 100th year celebration. The location of the SHHOF is in Swift Current at the Credit Union I-Plex, home of the Swift Current Broncos.

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.

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