Shaunavon’s Hayley Wickenheiser headlines the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2018.
The Saskatchewan Hockey Association announced its 2018 inductees prior to a WHL game Saturday in Swift Current between the Broncos and Brandon Wheat Kings.
Wickenheiser is one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians having won four gold medals and a silver in five appearances at the games. Her resume in the sport is second to none as she is considered to be the greatest female hockey player to ever lace up the skates.
The late Bill Hicke may be known to some as a former owner of the Regina Pats, but the Regina native had a great pro career after playing junior for the Pats.
Hicke spent 13 years in the NHL winning the Stanley Cup twice with the Montreal Canadiens. He picked up 402 points in 729 career games.
Wickenheiser, Hicke and Ron Delorme are being inducted in the players category.
Others going in are the late Kelly Lovering as a builder, Lyle Wilhelm in the officials category, Larry Johnson and the late Dennis Loeppky in grassroots with the 1987-88 Notre Dame Hounds team going in the team section. That squad with former Carolina Hurricane Rod Brind’Amour on it captured the Canadian Junior “A” title.
The induction dinner will go July 7 in Swift Current at the Credit Union I-Plex which is where the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame is located.