Alumni Sports Hall of Fame

Each year, SJR celebrates the achievements of our athletes and coaches, inducting alumni who have made significant contributions to the world of athletics into the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame. Join us in September at the Homecoming Dinner 2016 where we will be inducting our honorees into the SJRAA Sports Hall of Fame.

To nominate an alum for this prestigious honour, please contact the Alumni Office or download a nomination form.





2016 Inductees

 

Carol Chiang '93
Athlete – Swimming

Carol Chiang found early success as a swimmer in The Pas, Manitoba. In 1991, she moved to Winnipeg and attended St. John's-Ravenscourt School until her graduation in 1993. Her continued training while a boarder paid off when she was offered a place on the McGill University swim team. Despite being a rookie, Carol was awarded team MVP in her first year: a title she would receive an additional two times during her five years of university competition. Along with dominating her local Quebec conference, Carol won eleven medals at the national university championships. While team captain in 1996, her time at the Canadian Olympic Trials in 100m freestyle brought her one tenth of a second from a place on the Olympic team. In Carol's fifth and final season, she won a silver medal in 100m freestyle and sixth place in 50m freestyle at the Canadian National Championships in Winnipeg.

 

 

Richard Quinton '42 (SJCS)
Athlete

Richard Quinton graduated from St. John's College School in 1942 before attaining his Chartered Accountancy Degree, which would later serve him well in the family business, Quinton's Cleaners. Richard's golfing passion was predominantly established during his 50 years at Niakwa Country Club, where he held the course record for many years, and 25 years as a member of The Royal and Ancient (St. Andrews) of Scotland. A Niakwa Champion and Manitoba Senior Champion twice, he founded the Mundie Putter and Senior Putter leagues, established to strengthen competitive golf in Manitoba at a local and national level. Along with being an avid hockey player, Richard also excelled in paddling with the Winnipeg Canoe Club, winning the Manitoba singles in 1947, senior fours in 1946 and 1947, and the 65 mile Le Voyageur paddling race three times (once with his brother, Paul). His paddling career would culminate in an appearance at the Olympic Trials.


2015 Inductees

 

Andrew Dryden Blair '25 (SJCS)
Athlete – Hockey

Born February 27, 1908, Andrew Blair '25 atended St. John's College from 1918-1925. A Winnipeg native, Andrew played centre at the University of Manitoba as a Bison hockey player for a number of years, and was a member of the team that won the 1928 Allan Cup. He then went on to play professional hockey in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs for eight seasons and then one season with the Chicago Blackhawks.

While playing for Toronto, Andrew was a Stanley Cup Champion in 1932 and was named to the NHL All-Star Game in 1934. For his accomplishments on the ice, Andrew was named an "Honoured Member" of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.






2014 Inductees

Melford (Mel) Wilson '34
Athlete – Football

Mel entered St. John’s College at the grade six level in 1928, playing his first season of football for the School the following year. He left in 1930 and played two years for Kelvin High School. Mel went on to play with the Winnipegs and then the St. John’s Roamers, leading them to a Western Junior Championship in 1936. At 20 years of age in 1937, Mel joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Over the next ten years, Mel and the Bombers were perennial contenders for the Grey Cup, winning in 1939 and 1941. He continued his career with the Montreal Alouettes and then the Calgary Stampeders until his retirement in 1951. Mel was a ten-time All-Star and three-time All-Canadian while with the CFL. He gave back to the sport as a high school referee and coach, while also competing in golf, curling, racquet-ball and ballroom dance.



2013 Inductees

Gordon Dailley '29
Athlete – Hockey

Gordon Dailley attended St. John’s College School between 1923 and 1928. Following graduation, Gordon went on to study at the University of Manitoba. He moved to England in 1933 where he joined the Grosvenor House Canadians hockey team, playing defence. In 1936, Gordon was a part of the Winter Olympic team for Great Britain; a team consisting mainly of British-born Canadian citizens. In fact, it was only his three year residency overseas that justified his being a team member. Gordon continued to play for the British national team, becoming the captain the following year. Under his leadership, they captured the European Championships in 1937 and 1938. He went on to play for the Wembley Lions, and captained the Wembley Monarchs from 1937 until the beginning of WWI. In 1993, Gordon was posthumously inducted into the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.



2012 Inductees

Jennifer Botterill '97
Athlete – Hockey

Jennifer Botterill’s athletic career at SJR involved not only hockey, the sport for which she is best known, but also soccer, basketball and volleyball. After graduating in 1997, she became the youngest member of the Canadian Olympic team, winning a Silver Medal for Hockey in the 1998 Nagano Games. Jennifer continued to find success playing at Harvard University, where she still holds an NCAA career scoring record. She is the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award for the top player in women’s college hockey. Jennifer was an integral part of the Gold Medal Olympic victories for Canada’s women’s hockey team in 2002, 2006 and 2010. She also competed in eight World Championships, winning five times, and twice achieving most valuable player in the tournament.



2011 Inductees

John Curtis Brackenbury '71
Athlete – Hockey

Curtis Brackenbury began his 11 year professional hockey career in the WHA. He won the AVCO Cup with the Quebec Nordiques in 1979, when they narrowly defeated the powerful Winnipeg Jets club led by Bobby Hull. Claimed by the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers on waivers, he played 141 games in the NHL before retiring in 1983. Brackenbury competed in the 1985 Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii and in 1987 as a member of the Canadian team in sailing in the America’s Cup. He later joined the Australian Institute of Sport as a research associate. Today, Curtis promotes MLX hockey skates, in partnership with Mario Lemieux and US speed skating gold medalist David Cruikshank. He is also President of Scipertek International, a company which focuses on athletic performance and intra-team relationships.

Jackie Honey '93
Athlete – Track & Field

After graduating from SJR as a Manitoba Scholar Athlete, Jackie Honey competed successfully in High Jump, Long Jump and Heptathlon, but developed her expertise in pole-vault. In 1996, at her first university national meet, she became Canadian Champion. In 1997, she won gold at the Canada Games as well as the Canadian University Championships, setting records at both meets. She went on to set pole-vault records at the University of Manitoba in 1988 as well as Provincial and National records in both 2001 and 2002. Jackie Honey is considered a pioneer in women’s pole-vaulting in Manitoba, reaching the top levels of her sport. From 1994 to 2004, she ranked within the top seven pole-vaulters in Canada, ultimately reaching number one nationally in 2000 and 2001. In 2001, she was ranked number 37 in the world.



2010 Inductees


George Phillips '47 (SJCS)
Builder – Athletics

George Phillips is widely recognized as a superb, tireless, multi-sport builder. A long-serving physical education instructor, he was later a school principal in Winnipeg. In 1962 George founded the Legion Sports Camp at the International Peace Gardens. Funded by the Royal Canadian Legion and staffed with Manitoba’s best, this multi-sport, annual training camp has trained nearly 38,000 young athletes from around the globe. George organized mobile track and field clinics that traveled throughout Manitoba during the summers of the 1950s and 1960s, while in the 1960s and 1970s, he organized and directed the annual Red River Relays. In 1970 George was recognized by the Governor General for his efforts in amateur sport. In 1980 he was awarded the inaugural Manitoba High School Athletic Association Certificate of Recognition.

 

Thomas Roulston '75
Athlete – Hockey

As a member of the SJR midget hockey team, Tom Roulston won both the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba hockey championships in 1972-1973. The team amassed a superb 24-0-0 run that season, an SJR record. In 1975 Tom was a spectacular scoring centre for the SJR Senior A team and was named to the first provincial all-star team roster. He went on to play junior hockey in both AGHL and WCHL leagues. Drafted in 1977 in the third round by the St. Louis Blues, he played hockey in the IHL, CHL, AHL and the NHL (1977-1995). In the 1980s he played for the dynamic Edmonton Oilers alongside Wayne Gretzky. In 1983 he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he played with Mario Lemieux.


Paget Stewart '81
Athlete – Biathlon

While at SJR, Paget was a multi-talented athlete who began competing in cross-country ski races in 1975. In 1978 he placed first in his category in the internationally recognized Kortelopet race in Wisconsin–the first Canadian to win this event. Paget turned to biathlon the following year and in his first raced placed second in the Canadian Junior Championships. In 1980 he was the Manitoba junior biathlon champion, representing both Manitoba and Canada in competitions at home and abroad. In 1984, he improved steadily and in 1986 achieved the best showing ever for a Canadian in international biathlon competition, placing 26th at the World Championships. Paget qualified for and competed as a Canadian biathlete in the 1988 Calgary Olympics, at the time the only Manitoban to reach that goal.



2009 Inductees

 

Arthur Coulter '26* (SJCS)
Athlete – Hockey

Art Coulter learned to play hockey at the old St. John’s rink and at the Forks located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, an experience he later described as “300 kids and one puck”. His NHL debut was with Chicago in 1931, helping the Blackhawks win their first ever Stanley Cup in 1934. Traded to the New York Rangers in 1936, he became their captain in 1937 and led them to their first Stanley Cup in seven years in 1940. A fierce competitor, he often led the Rangers in penalty minutes. During a reunion for the Rangers at the time of their 1994 Stanley Cup Championship, Coulter compared his era with the then-current team: “Our old team that won the Stanley Cup could skate backwards blindfolded and whup the Rangers they’ve got today.” Coulter was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947.

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Frederick Creighton '50 (Rav.)
Athlete/Builder – Hockey

Fred Creighton began his hockey career as a player and ended as a celebrated head coach. He won five professional championships in the minor leagues, two as a player with the Omaha Knights in 1972-1973, when he was also presented with the Charlotte Checkers of the East Coast Hockey league, and three as a head coach, the first with the Omaha Knights in 1972-1973, when he was also presented with the Jake Milford Award that year as the league’s best coach. In 1974, Creighton reached the pinnacle of his hockey career as an NHL head coach for the Atlanta Flames from 1974-1979, and head coach of the Boston Bruins during the 1979-1980 season. He then returned to the WHL to coach the Indianapolis Checkers in 1981, guiding them to two consecutive championships in 1980-1981 and 1981-1982, and was honoured with his second Jake Milford Award as coach of the year in 1981.

Emma Robinson '89
Athlete – Rowing

Emma Robinson began rowing in 1990 with the University of Toronto; the next year she won University of Toronto’s first gold medal in over ten years at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. During a remarkable university career, she won gold at the 1992 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and gold (eights) and silver (fours) at the 1993 World University Games. She was subsequently recruited by the Canadian National team, with whom she won silver in eights at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics as well as three consecutive World Championships in pairs. In 1999, Robinson had surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid. Four days later she was training full time, winning gold at the World’s in pairs. In the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, she won bronze (eights) and finished fourth (pairs). Robinson was inducted into the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.



2008 Inductees

 

Jeff Powell '94
Athlete – Rowing

An accomplished basketball player at SJR, Jeff Powell earned the Most Outstanding Player Award for the 1994 Provincial Championship team. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, Powell focused his attention on rowing to become the 2002 National Champion in pairs and a member of the first Canadian men’s eights crew to win the Henley Royal Regatta and the World Championship title. Powell was the singles National Champion in 2003, repeated his men’s eights team win as the Henley Royal Regatta Champion and won the Lucerne World Cup and overall World Championship. In 2004, Powell earned the World Cup Champion title at both Munich and Lucerne and rowed for Canada in the 2004 Athens Olympics.




Andrew Currie '28 (SJCS)
Athlete/Builder – Football

Andy Currie began playing football at St. John’s College School and moved on to Junior and the CFL. In 1928 he played for the National Junior Football Champion Regina Pats and then, one week later, for the Regina Roughriders in the Grey Cup; he also played with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He coached high school football from 1934-1950, leading Daniel MacIntyre to four consecutive championships from 1947-1950. In 1982, he was voted high school coach of the 1940s. Equally adept at officiating, Currie refereed amateur football from 1953-1960, was Referee-in-Chief for Manitoba from 1953-58 and trained other officials from 1956-1960. He was a CFL referee from 1957-1966. In 1965 Currie chaired the CFL Rule Book, adopted in 1967. Currie was inducted into the Winnipeg Blue Bomber, Manitoba, and Canadian Football Halls of Fame in 1984, 1989 and 1974 respectively.

 

David Drybrough '53
Athlete – Athletics

SJR’s top athlete in 1953, David Drybrough went on to set several University of Manitoba track records in the 1950s earning the 1956 Outstanding Athlete Award. He set the Manitoba half-mile record in July 1958, broke it in August, and that October set University of Manitoba records for the half-mile, mile and two-mile races. In 1959 Drybrough ran the fastest Canadian mile during half-time of an Ottawa-Edmonton CFL game, set the Manitoba three-mile record and represented Canada in the 1500-metre final at the Chicago Pan Am Games. His fastest race set the 1960 Canadian Indoor Mile Record (4:10.4). In other sports, Drybrough was named Rookie of the Year in the 1959 Manitoba Senior Basketball League, coached University of Manitoba’s 1964 cross-country running team to the National Championships, chaired the Marathon Committee for the 1967 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, and represented Canadian Track & Field as an official at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

  
 

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Paul Quinton '42 (SJCS)
Builder

Paul Quinton attended St. John's College School from 1935 to 1942. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War before returning to the family business, Quinton's Cleaners, as President until 1987. An active member of his community, Paul served on numerous boards, charities, and business organizations, including serving as the Commodore for the Winnipeg Canoe Club in 1954. He was a long-time member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers board (President 1970-71) and would later be inducted into the Bombers Hall of Fame as a builder for his work with the organization. Paul's achievements in sport were primarily in administration, but he was also an accomplished paddler in the province, winning the provincial titles in two and four person boats (some with his brother, Richard) as well as the 65 mile Voyageur Paddling Race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 

Tyler Arnason '97
Athlete – Hockey

Born in Oklahoma City, but raised in Winnipeg, Tyler Arnason '97 started attending SJR in 1995. While in Winnipeg, Tyler played in the MJHL for the Winnipeg South Blues where he was named Rookie of the Year in the 1996-1997 season, followed by a year in the USHL playing for the Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks after his graduation from SJR in 1997. From 1998 to 2001, Tyler attended St. Cloud State University, playing three seasons of college hockey after becoming a seventh round draft pick for the Chicago Blackhawks. He would later play an integral role for their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, winning the Dudley "Red" Garret Memorial Award as the league's top rookie in the 2001-2002 season. This impressive year resulted in him playing for the Blackhawks the following season, his first in the NHL. His hockey career would later lead him to play for the Ottawa Senators and the Colorado Avalanche before retiring from the sport in 2012.




 

Sally Norgate '94
Athlete – Squash

While at SJR, “Sally Squash” won junior squash Nationals in 1988 and 1991, and was team captain for Canada in the 1995 Junior World Championships in Sydney, Australia. She won SJR’s best field hockey player award and later went on to play for the University of Manitoba while studying for her Bachelor of Science degree.

Sally pursued a healthcare degree related to her sport, graduating in 2000 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She is currently a level II coach, manages the squash program at a San Diego club and actively promotes the sport. She continues to compete in men’s tournaments in Southern California and considers one of her biggest career highlights to be having played 7-time World Champion Nicol David of Malaysia at a sell-out exhibition in Los Angeles in 2008.




Ted Bigelow ‘70
Builder

During his time at SJR (1967-1970), Ted competed on every school sports team he could. He went on to become an elite athlete at the University of Manitoba, competing in a wide range of sports and earning level 3 coaching designations in hockey, cross-country skiing and soccer while completing degrees in Physical Education and Education. Throughout his life, Ted’s contribution to Manitoba sport has been as invaluable as it has been extensive. He as volunteered and coached cross-country skiing at national and international levels, been a member of multiple boards and established novel sport programs. Ted served as Chef de Mission for Team Manitoba and played a key role in the successful Winnipeg bid for the 1999 Pan Am Games. Most recently, Ted has served as director for Sport Manitoba.

 




James (Jaimie) Dawson '87
Athlete - Badminton

Jaimie Dawson’s impressive badminton results began in 1985, when he won the Canadian Juvenile (U16) Singles Championship while still attending SJR. This was followed by the 1988 Canadian Junior (U19) Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles Championships. In 1992, he was Men’s Singles Champion in two major tournaments, the Canadian Nationals and the Paris French Open. He represented Canada in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. In 1995, he again won the Canadian Men’s Singles Championship. Later that year, Jaimie won Men’s Singles Gold and Men’s Doubles Bronze at the Argentina Pan Am Games. In 1996, he was a member of Canada’s team at the Atlanta Olympic Games. Jaimie has been a member of the Canadian team at more than 50 international tournaments from 1990-1996.




Murray Murdoch '21 (SJCS)
Athlete – Hockey

An original New York Ranger, Murray Murdoch was the first Iron Man of Hockey, playing in the Rangers’ first 11 seasons without missing a game. He totalled 508 regular season games and 55 Stanley Cup playoff games in the days when the regular season was fewer than 50 games. His first NHL contract – worth $5,000 with a $1,500 signing bonus – was signed in the lobby of Winnipeg’s historic Fort Garry Hotel with Conn Smythe, who was then assembling the Rangers for the 1926-27 season. Murray played with New York until 1937, helping them win two Stanley Cups (1928 and 1933).

He went on to coach at Yale University from 1938-1965. An iron man in life as well as hockey, Murray Murdoch was only two days short of his 97th birthday when he passed away in 2001.

Brian Paul Engblom '73
Athlete – Hockey

Brian Engblom’s hockey career began in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), and US Collegiate hockey in Wisconsin. In 1975, he was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens. In 1997, he received the Eddie Shore Award as best defensemen in the AHL and was called up by the Habs for the playoffs. Surrounded by the NHL Hall of Famers Lapointe, Robinson, Lafleur and many more, Brian developed into one of the leagues most reliable blueliners, winning three Stanley Cups (1977, 1978 and 1979). In 1981, he won the NHL Plus-Minus Award and played in the Canada Cup. In 1982, he was named to the NHL’s second All-star Team. In 1987, Brian retired from professional hockey after an 11-year career. He went on to parlay his hockey knowledge into a successful television career doing broadcasting and studio analysis. He is an Honoured Member of Manitoba’s Hockey Hall of Fame.



J. Derek Riley '40 (Rav.)
Athlete – Rowing

After serving in WWII with the Royal Canadian Navy, Derek Riley’s six-decade rowing career began in earnest in 1946 when he joined the Winnipeg Rowing Club. In 1946-1947 he won Junior Singles at both North West International (NWIRA) and Royal Canadian Henley (RCH) regattas. He also won the 1947 RCH Seniors Pairs and 1948 NWIRA Senior Pairs. Several wins throughout the 1950s led to his finest year, 1961, in which he won all five events entered. His dream of competing in the Olympics was fulfilled in 1952 when he competed in Double Sculls in Helsinki. Derek later chaired the rowing venue for the 1967 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg. He competed successfully until the mid-1980s, and was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.



Calvin Botterill '70-'71, '72-'74 (Staff)
Builder – Hockey

Cal Botterill began his athletic career playing hockey for his home-town Portage Terriers (1963-1965), then moved on to the Junior Winnipeg Braves (1963-1965) and Canadian Nationals (1967-1969). After graduating from the University of Manitoba, Cal played for Boston Bruins affiliate teams in Oklahoma City and Dayton (1969-1970). He became a member of SJR’s teaching staff in 1970 but continued to play hockey, joining the St. Boniface Mohawks. During this time he also completed a Master’s and PhD in Sports Psychology at the University of Alberta. Since his active years on the ice Cal has become known as an international expert in sports psychology and a much sought-after sports motivator. He has consulted for five NHL teams as well as Canadian teams in nine Olympic Games.

Andrew Lamont '79
Athlete – Rowing

Andrew Lamont was an accomplished athlete while at Bishop’s University (1981-1985), playing both varsity soccer and basketball, but he took up his true sports calling of rowing after his university days. He won or placed in numerous North West International and Canadian championships, including gold at the Royal Canadian Henley in Intermediate Fours (1991) and bronze medals in Coxed Fours and Eights at the 1991 Havana Pan Am Games. He has continued to give back to the sport, serving on the Manitoba Rowing Association board since 1995, becoming President in 2004. He has also served on the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba board since 1999.




 


Culver Riley '23 (SJCS)
Builder – Pan American

Culver Riley was considered an Olympic-calibre rower/sculler from 1926 until 1932. After serving in WWII he returned to Winnipeg as a recipient of the Order of the British Empire. He was concerned about Winnipeg’s inadequate sports facilities so, as President of the Winnipeg Football Club, Riley prepared plans for a new stadium with a baseball park for the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and a hockey arena. The stadium was completed in 1953 and the arena in 1955. He was named as President of Winnipeg Enterprises, the landlord of both facilities. The next decade saw Riley named as President of the organizing committee for the 1967 Pan Am Games, generally considered the best games to that point. He also served as a Director for Royal Bank, Great West Life, Dominion Bronze, Union Oil, and Southam Press. Riley was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.

Barry Manning '38 (Rav.)
Builder – Football

Barry Manning became a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Board of Directors in 1951, serving for 17 years until the end of the 1968 season. He was elected Secretary in 1955, holding that position until 1960 when he assumed the position of Vice-President. He was involved in several player contract disputes with the NFL, settling the most in the Bombers’ favour. In early 1957, he helped sign a neophyte coach, Harry “Bud” Grant, generally considered the Bombers’ most successful coach. In 1963, he was named President of the Western Football Conference at a time when the West and East ran separate schedules, the winner of each playing for the Grey Cup. Manning served on many boards, including the SJR Board of Governors from 1966-1970 and SJR Alumni Board from 1982-1984. Manning was inducted into the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 2002.

Trevor Porritt '79
Athlete – Field Hockey

Trevor Porritt excelled at field hockey locally, nationally, and internationally. He captained Manitoba’s junior team from 1973-1980. He played simultaneously for Canada’s junior and senior field hockey teams in the early 1980s, and was vice-captain of Canada’s Junior Team in the 1982 World Cup in Malaysia. At the Pan Am Games in 1983, Porritt was instrumental in helping 25th ranked Canada defeat 5th ranked Argentina to win the gold medal. He represented Canada over 100 times during his career, including at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Olympics. He was honoured in 1990 as one of four Canadians selected to a Pan American team of 16 to play in a special Inter-Continental Cup in Malaysia. Porritt was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.




Mervyn "Red" Dutton '16 (SJCS)
Athlete/Builder – Hockey

In 1915 “Red” Dutton left SJCS to serve in WWI. After nearly losing his right leg at Vimy Ridge in 1917, Dutton returned to Winnipeg and strengthened the leg by playing in seven local hockey leagues during the 1919-1920 season. He turned pro in 1920, accepting $2,500 to play for the Calgary Tigers of the Western Canada Hockey League until 1926, twice making the first all-star team. Joining the NHL in 1926, he played for the Montreal Maroons until traded in 1930 to the New York Americans. Dutton played for New York until 1936 after which he took over coaching and managing the club until 1942. In 1943 he accepted the position of NHL President, serving until 1964 when he named Clarence Campbell as his successor. He ended his involvement with hockey as a trustee of the Stanley Cup from 1950-87. Dutton was inducted in the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.

 

Thomas Bredin '39 (Rav.)
Athlete/Builder – Hockey

A tenacious leader, Tom Bredin received numerous academic and athletic awards as a student at SJCS. While studying history at the University of Manitoba he continued his athletic endeavours, which included hockey, winning the 1941 Memorial Cup as a member of the Winnipeg Rangers. After coaching the Austrian National hockey team in 1951-1952, Bredin returned to SJR as a history teacher, coaching both football and hockey. Known for innovative techniques and great motivation skills, Bredin reached the pinnacle of success with the 1972-73 Midget hockey team which went undefeated, winning both the City and Provincial Championships. Bredin’s dedication to excellence has been honoured by the School with a Memorial Scholarship in 1979 and the naming of the Tom Bredin Athletic Centre in 1989. Bredin was inducted in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 as a member of the 1940-1941 Winnipeg Rangers.

Gordon Konantz '50 (Rav.)
Builder – Cross-Country Skiing

Gordon Konantz’s life-long commitment to sport leadership began in 1956 as President of the Loch Lomond Ski Club in Thunder Bay, then President of the Winnipeg Ski Club, and Chairman of the Manitoba Division of the Canadian Ski Association (1967). In the mid-70s he was instrumental in developing the Junior Jackrabbit Ski Program of Manitoba - a national organization since 1981 and a model for the U.S. Program. Konantz expanded his leadership influence as President of the Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba (1976-1985), Director of Cross Country Canada (1980-1981), and Chairman of the National Ski Team Committee (1980-1982). The 1967 Pan Am Games Committee, the Manitoba Sailing Association (President, 1974-1976), and the Manitoba Sports Federation (Director, 1981-1983) all benefitted from his considerable experience. An avid competitor in various alpine and cross-country ski events from 1962-1981, Konantz was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.