2014 Inductees

Brian Propp

Player

Brian Propp (Lanigan, SK) started his career with the Melville Millionaires of the SJHL and holds the scoring record with 75 goals and 92 assists for 168 points in 57 games. Then Propp played with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. He was drafted 14th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft where he played most of his NHL career. During the 1990–91 season Propp was a member of the Minnesota North Stars. He played for the Hartford Whalers during the 1993–94 NHL season. Propp went to the Stanley Cup Finals fiv...

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Brad McCrimmon

Player

Brad McCrimmon (Plenty) is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame as Player. McCrimmon was born and raised in Plenty where he played most of his minor hockey. He also played some of his minor hockey in Rosetown. McCrimmon played two season in the SJHL for the Prince Albert Raiders (1974-76). As a 16 year old he was selected as the top defenseman in the SJHL. McCrimmon then played three season in the WHL for the Brandon Wheat Kings. In that time he was a two time All Star and chosen as the Defenseman of the League in 1977...

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Johnny Gottselig

Player

Johnny Gottselig (Regina) has been inducted as a player in the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame. Gottselig played his Minor Hockey in Regina including the Regina Pats of the SJHL in 1923-25. During this time the Pats won the League Championship in 1923-24. The following year, 1924-25 Gottselig and the Pats won 16 of the 17 games during the regular season and went on to win the Memorial Cup against Aura Lee. After the Pats Gottselig played with the Regina Capitals of the Prairie Hockey League and the Winnipeg Maroons before becoming an NHL...

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Jim Neilson

Player

Jim Neilson (Big River) is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame as a player. Neilson was one of the longest serving First Nations hockey players to play in the NHL. He had a 17 year career with the National Hockey League. Neilson broke into the league during the Original Six era playing with the New York Rangers. He was a Defenseman with the Rangers from 1962-74 where he spent most of his time. After New York Neilson played from the California Seals in 1974-76, Cleveland Barons from 1976-78, and finished his career wit...

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Wayne Kartusch

Builder

Wayne Kartusch (Regina) is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame as a Builder. Kartusch played competitively in the Regina Pats Minor Hockey System before graduating in 1958 to the Regina Pats Junior Hockey Club. Kartusch began a coaching career with a Junior B team in the Regina Pats system while at the same time refereeing Junior A hockey. In 1972, Kartusch moved into coaching the Regina Pat Blues Junior Hockey Club. In 1974, Wayne was named coach of the year in the SJHL. At the end of his coaching career Kartusch ...

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Terry Simpson

Builder

Terry Simpson is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame as a Builder. Simpson had a notable coaching career in junior hockey with the Prince Albert Raiders. He was the coach for the Raiders from 1972-1986 and 1989-1990. He led the team to seven consecutive Anavet Cups and four Centennial Cup titles (77,79,81, and 82). After the Raiders joined the Western Hockey League, he led them to the 1985 Memorial Cup championship. During this time he was awarded WHL Coach of The Year in 1984 and 1986. Simpson Coached 338 games in th...

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Emile Francis

Builder

Emile Francis (North Battleford) has been inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder. Francis, a goalie, was an active player in many leagues from 1941-1960. He played with the North Battleford Junior Beavers and Moose Jaw Canucks in the SJHL. In 1945 Francis became the first goaltender to use a glove. He used a first baseman’s glove that he sewed to a cuff from a forwards glove. In addition to playing Francis became a coach following his retirement as a player. He coached for the Guelph Royals of the OHA before mov...

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Bruce Clements

Grassroots

Bruce Clements (Shellbrook) was more than just a player, coach and official. Clements served on the Shellbrook Minor Sports executive and Shellbrook Rink Board for a number of years, was President of the Tri-Star Minor Hockey League, President of the Sask Valley Senior League from 1992-95, President of the Beaver Lakes Senior League from 1995-2000, as well as the President of the Center Four Minor Hockey League from 1997-2011. Clements was a provincial Officiating Instructor from 1975-1982. He was the Zone 8 Referee Coordinator from 1977-...

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Wes Smith

Offical

Wes Smith (Nokomis) is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Officials Category. Smith started officiating hockey in 1971 in Saskatoon. From there he began reffing Senior into Junior B and Junior A. Smith served on the Saskatoon Referees Association for 14 years, 9 as president. Smith was a linesman in the Western Hockey League for 12 seasons, including the Memorial Cup in Regina in 1980. He also was a Referee in the SJHL and Canada West Men’s Hockey for 15 years. Smith was also given the opportunity to Ref dur...

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1972 Rosetown Redwings

Team

The Rosetown Redwings played 58 games in the 71-72 season and finished with a record of 33-19-4. This put the Redwings first in their league. They made it to the League Final where they were beat by Lloydminster. When it came to the Senior “A” Provincial Playoffs they met Lloydminster in the final once again. This time with a different outcome. The Redwings beat Lloydminster 3-2 in a best of 5 series. During the 71-72 series Rosetown won the Einar Holtet Trophy, emblematic of first place finishers in the Western Saskatchewan “A...

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1982 Prince Albert Raiders

Team

The 1982 Prince Albert Raiders are being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Team Category. At this time the Raiders were a Junior A team and founded in 1971. The team was dominate during league play with a record of 57-3-0, which gave them a 0.950 winning percentage. The Raiders won the league and moved onto the Anavet Cup and Centennial Cup. When it came to playoffs they defeated Humboldt, Swift Current, and Yorkton in 4 games to 0. They then faced the Fort Garry Blues and won 4 games to 2 before defeating the St. ...

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