Thursday, April 8, 2010

SASK. SPORTS HALL of FAME - INDUCTEE: WILSON, DEL - (HOCKEY) - 2010


Photo Courtesy: Del Wilson
Del Wilson (Hockey) - Born in Craik, SK, Del has dedicated his life to hockey.

He started coaching Regina Pats Minor Hockey teams in 1948 and coached Bantam, Midget, Juvenile and Junior B teams simultaneously from 1949-1966.

Along the way he had a string of Provincial Championships including 13 titles at the Bantam A level, 12 titles at the Midget A level, 8 titles at the Juvenile A level, and 2 titles at the Junior B level.

In addition to his coaching duties, Del served as General Manager of the Regina Pats from 1956-1968 and 1970-1976, winning the Memorial Cup with the 1974 team. Nationally and internationally

Del continued to make his mark in hockey including:

• Serving as Chairman of the Board of the Western Hockey League (WHL) for 6 years, including 1 year as President

• Was Referee-in-Chief of the WHL 1980-82

• Scouted for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League from 1949-1995

• Coached Regina Pat Juvenile teams to 3 international titles

• 1967 – Manager of WHL team who won a gold medal in Edmonton

• 1973 – Manager of Regina Pats in Ahearne Cup, Sweden