Jim McIntyre (Saskatoon, SK) began coaching minor hockey with the Saskatoon Contacts at the male midget level. He would go on to purchase the club in 1980 and since that time, the club has had over 1000 young men play for the organization. McIntyre’s motto for the team stands as “Creating hockey players and citizens for tomorrow”. Throughout his years with the club, McIntyre would serve as owner, coach, league governor, bus driver, manager, general manager, assistant coach, and mentor.
McIntyre would receive coach of the year in 1995 for his work with the Saskatchewan Midget “AAA” Hockey League and would be chosen as the 2005 Mac’s International “AAA” Midget Tournament Coach of the Year. McIntyre’s accolades include winning 6 “AAA” Midget League Championships, 5 “AAA” Midget Provincial Championships, 5 Regional Championships, 4 Bronze Medals at the Air Canada/Telus Cup, and one National Champion at the 2005 Telus Cup. The Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association created the McIntyre Cup, a trophy awarded annually to the winning team between the Saskatoon Contacts and Saskatoon Blazers.