Saskatchewan's 1980s men's hockey dynasty honoured

Saskatchewan's 1980s men's hockey dynasty honoured

1983 championship Huskies enter CW Hall of Fame

EDMONTON – It was a three-year stretch that culminated with Saskatchewan reaching the top of university hockey in Canada.

The 1980-83 Saskatchewan Huskies entered the Canada West Hall of Fame Monday, as the conference acknowledged Saskatchewan's string of three straight CW banners, along with the program's crowning achievement of winning the 1983 national title.

Saskatchewan's early-80s string of dominance began in 1980-81 when the Huskies broke through with a conference banner. They would repeat in 1981-82, but came up just short of a national title both years with losses to Moncton in the national final.

The Huskies national breakthrough came in 1982-83, when they made it back to the national final, this time downing Concordia 6-2 to claim the program's first CIAU banner.

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For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life. 

To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 


About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.