Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame


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1959 Saskatoon Hilltops

Teams (1986)

Canadian Junior Football Champions


The 1959 Hilltops made it two years in a row. Although losing two games during the regular season, the Hilltops defeated the Winnipeg Weston Wildcats 26-16 in a sudden-death final. The Toppers whipped the Vancouver North Shore Cougars 61-7 in the western final. Saskatoon had no problem defeating Toronto North York Knights 46-7 to win the Regina Leader Trophy.

The team has been inducted in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Front row: Johnny Babineau (Assistant Coach), Sam Samson ** (Team Manager), Dave Shaw (Captain), Ian Skene (Equipment Manager), Don Fowke (Assistant Coach), Jules Hrapchuk. Second row: George Short, Al Ledingham, Alex Parneta, Murray Dickson (Mascot), John Somers (Mascot), Bill Johnson, Garnet McKee, Bob Belak, Gar McIndoe. Third row: Jim Coleman, Bill Mathison, Anson Finlay, George Werezak, Ian Brand (Club President), Dr. Sam Landa  **(Club Physician), Ron Tinkler (Head Coach), Brian Casselman (Co-Captain), Bryn Jones, Eric Reimer, Frank Scherr, Dan Marisi, Dave Grajczck, Gary Kehl, Don Jones. Back row: Paul Hazell, Lynn Williams, Evan Kyba, Bob Roland, Don Hunter, Ron Berry, Bob Myers, Wayne Shaw, Jim Kearns

** Deceased