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 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) and in 1980, he attended and achieved his level 5 with the SAHA. He continued his development and in 1983 began his career as a linesman with the WCHL (now WHL). In 1984 he achieved the highest level possible as an official with Hockey Canada, attending the level 6 seminar in Montreal. Wilhelm has been heavily involved with the officiating programs at the Local, Provincial and National Levels. He was instrumental in forming the Moose Jaw Referees Association. He worked as a Zone Coordinator and became Referee-in-Chief for Saskatchewan in 1990. His work as a supervisor has spanned many leagues and levels including - minor hockey, SMAAAHL, PJHL, SJHL and the WHL. In addition he has travelled to National and International events including three World Junior Championships. With his involvement in Hockey Canada, he has been instrumental in bringing about changes to procedures, supervision, and instruction at the national level and was a Hockey Canada Award of Merit recipient in 2005. Wilhelm was named a Saskatchewan Hockey Association Referee Division Life Member in 2003. He continues his dedication to the game as he remains active with the SHA Referee Division as a Head Supervisor, active instructor and mentor.