1987 Saskatoon Rempel Brothers
Canadian Senior Men's Softball Champions
The Saskatoon Rempel Brothers senior men’s softball team was formed in 1985, won the Saskatchewan title in its first year, and then won the Saskatchewan and Canadian championships in 1987.
They started the 1987 season by winning major tournaments in Kelowna, Winnipeg and Saskatoon and then captured the provincial title with three straight twins at Regina.
They competed at the world tournament at Sioux City, Iowa, in August and finished a very respectable seventh.
At the Canadian championships in Sarnia, Ont., they sailed through with seven straight victories, beating Sarnia 2-0 in the final.
Thirteen of the 24 players were homegrown from Saskatchewan. Nine of the players were selected to Canada’s national team. They were Dave Paetkau, Jim Cowdry, Jim Jones, Randy Dutaiume, Dave Hoffman, Rob Scheller, Jay Sim, Len Chanasyk and Ray Tilley. Larry Besse was team manager, Ken Gunn was assistant manager, Pete Clark was the head coach and Les Howey and Wayne Wallace were his assistants.
Larry Besse (Manager), Jay Sim, Pat Mostoway, Jim Cowdry, Wayne Wallace (Coach), Don Bates, Dave Hoffman, Rob Scheller, Jake Rempel (Sponsor), Les Howey (Coach), Pete Clark (Coach), Len Chanasyk, Randy Dutaiume, Dwayne Heidt, Ray Tilley, Stan Flegel (Trainer), Ken Gunn (Manager), Don Capon, Ellis Clayton, Doug Arnett, Wayne Wiebe, Jim Jones, Dave Paetkau, Doug Hildebrandt, John Rempel, Scott Heidt