The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame will grow by seven later this year after the class of 2018 was announced during a ceremony at the Hall Thursday morning.
Five athletes were go in:
Kim Bergey Kaip (Regina/judo) — Canadian junior judo champion in 1989 and senior champion in 1991
Lisa Franks (Moose Jaw/wheelchair athletics) — Earned six medals (five gold and one silver) in wheelchair racing at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Paralympics
Johnny Gottselig (Regina/hockey) –was a member of Regina Pats team that won 1925 Memorial Cup. Spent 17 years in the NHL–all with Chicago. He won Stanley Cups with the Hawks in 1934 and 1938
Dick Nash (Montario/Rodeo) — The first Saskatchewan cowboy to win the Canadian bull riding and all-around championships at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in 1956
David Pagan (Nipawin/baseball) — One of nine Saskatchewan-born players to play Major League Baseball. He played with the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners.
The lone builder to go in is Robert Haver of Saskatoon. He has been involved in rowing for 46 years, and was a founder of the Saskatoon rowing club.
The lone team to go in is the 1984 Saskatchewan mixed curling team skipped by Randy Woytowich. The rink consisting of third Kathy Thiele, second Bryan McCusker and lead Jan Betker won the Canadian title in Prince Albert as they went through the competition undefeated.
The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame will officially induct the class of 2018 at an event in Regina in September.