1985 Saskatoon Hilltops
Canadian Junior Football Champions
The Hilltops had an uphill battle all season but managed to win the big games. The Regina Rams were unbeaten during the regular season. The Hilltops, with a record of five wins and three losses, sidelined the Edmonton Wildcats 24-15 in the semi-final, then won a tough 31-24 contest over the Rams. The western final was another struggle with the Tops winning 28-26over the Richmond Raiders. In the Canadian championship game in Ottawa, the Hilltops beat the Sooners 29-11.
Top row: John Randell, Randy McDonald, Mike Morhart, Mike Lukian, Paul Yausie, Marc Olson, Dale Solie, Brian Thorstad, Allen Klein, Donald Jean, Brian Soyko, Fifth row: Dale Hallson (Coach), Axel Fisher (Coach), Doug Humbert (Coach), Dwight Harnish (Coach), Harry Pringle (Coach), Jim Courtice ** (Coach), Kevin Scott (Head Coach), Dr. George Peacock (President), Robbie Findlater (Team Manager), Rick Berezowski (Equipment Manager), Lee Reimer (Trainer), Fourth row: Tom Sargeant, Ted Miazga, Jeff Lovegrove, Rick Ruzesky, Blake Buettner, Paul Leier, Spero Kokonas, Tony Gagnon, Morley Shanner, Rick Barrack, Rob Symchyk, Third row: Grant Leveille, Mark Andrews, Carl Hoath **, Darren Hockman, Jeff Shyluk, Ken Hodson, Ward Fengstad, Bruce Shelvey, Norm Ballek, Mark Kulbida, Dean Newton, Second row: Brent Turkington, Scott Hundseth, Jason Bilsky, Ian Belyea, Ken Read, Trevor Chandler, Bob Thomas **, Mark Leier, Jim Wilke, Peter Lesser, Bottom row: Glen Nowosad, Darin Lundy, Greg Martin, Don Ostertag, Derrick Lobbes, Tim Schnitzler, Kurt Hein, Rob Achs, Egon Phillips, Jeff Balzer, Missing: Danny Urness