2018 Inductees

Ron Delorme

Player

Ron Delorme (North Battleford) - Ron Delorme is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player category. Delorme was born in North Battleford and grew up in Cochin. A popular player with his teammates and the fans, Delorme was a hero to Native Canadians. A proud Cree Indian from North Battleford, Delorme became a role model for aspiring native hockey players and athletes. "Chief," his nickname, spent a lot of his spare time visiting reservations and native banquets encouraging Native youths to aspire for great things ...

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William (Bill) Hicke

Player

William (BILL) Hicke (Regina) – William (Bill) Hicke is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player category. Hicke excelled at many sports in his youth, but it was hockey that would consume the young man and steer his life to the big leagues. He spent his junior career with the Regina Pats between 1954-58. In 146 regular season games he scored 251 points, including 142 goals. He led the entire league in goals and points during his last season and led Regina to three consecutive Memorial Cup appearances and later...

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Hayley Wichenheiser

Player

Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon) – Hayley Wickenheiser is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player category. The longest serving member of Canada’s National Women’s Team, Wickenheiser has competed in all five Olympic Games in which women’s hockey has been included, winning four gold and one silver medals to make her one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians. Wickenheiser first played for Canada’s National Women’s Team in 1993-94, making her world championship debut when she was just 15 years old, the...

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John Kelly Lovering

Builder

John Kelly Lovering (Regina) – John Kelly Lovering is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category. Lovering was a teacher and a coach not only in Saskatchewan, but all around the world. Although it was his coaching in hockey that become renowned he also spent time coaching basketball, volleyball and football. Overall, he captured 14 Provincial Championships as a coach. In 1995 he received the Gordon Jukes Award, presented by Hockey Canada to acknowledge exceptional contributions to the sport’s develop...

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Lyle Wilhelm

Official

Lyle Wilhelm (Moose Jaw) – Lyle Wilhelm is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Official category. Wilhelm has spent 48 years as a true leader of hockey officiating in our province and country. He continues to make officials and officiating programs better. His contribution with the SHA and Hockey Canada in developing programs and his vision for making hockey officiating better has been a great benefit to the game. As an official, Wilhelm officiated minor and senior hockey.  In 1978, he began to officiate in the...

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Larry Johnson

Grassroots

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 with th...

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Dennis Loeppky

Grassroots

Dennis Loeppky (Swift Current) – Dennis Loeppky is being inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in the Grassroots category. Loeppky was a dedicated community volunteer who began lending his time back in 1967 selling programs in the brand new Centennial Civic Centre. He became predominantly known for his work as a timekeeper and scorekeeper for the Swift Current Broncos (WHL) and Swift Current Indians (SJHL) as well as at a variety of special community events for local hockey teams. His timekeeping expertise were sought after an...

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