Edward Arthur "Ted" Knight
Ted was born in Selkirk, Manitoba and grew up in Winnipeg on the east side of the city, playing hockey on the outdoor rinks of Winnipeg.
He ended his playing career with the Winnipeg Braves junior hockey team and was a member of the 1958-59 Memorial cup team that year along with a few hockey greats that those of us who are a little older would recognize, such as Gary Bergman, Ted Green, Bobby Leiter and Ernie Wakely.
The Braves were the last Junior Team in Manitoba to win the Memorial Cup, defeating the Flin Flon Bombers in the Abbott Cup and the Peterborough Petes in the Memorial Cup. The Petes at the time were coached by a young upstart Coach by the name of Scotty Bowman.
Ted turned the experience and team building he had with the Braves into a successful business career, first with Chrysler Credit, and then with Crestview Chrysler Dodge in Regina, Saskatchewan. From the beginnings of that dealership in Regina, the family has expanded to include a network of 15 dealerships in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.
In 1986, Ted along with his business partners Bill Hicke, Morley Gusway, Jack Nichol and Huddy Bell purchased the Regina Pats, and they owned the club for the following ten years.
The Knight family is synonymous with hockey in Saskatchewan. Ted’s children, Tracey, Kevin and Kyle, as a legacy for their late father and his love for the game of Hockey graciously have supported the Hall and the Legends Live Here Campaign.
In recognition of their impactful $500,000 gift to the Hall, we are honored to rename the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame to the Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame.