War­riors an­nounce Hall in­ductees

Fitzsim­mons, Reimer, To­bias lat­est to be en­shrined on team’s Wall of Fame on Feb. 23

Moose Jaw Times Herald - - HOCKEY - TIMES-HER­ALD STAFF

Goal­tender Ja­son Fitzsim­mons and for­ward Rob Reimer will be in­ducted into the Moose Jaw War­riors play­ers Hall of Fame along with Toby To­bias in the builders cat­e­gory dur­ing a cer­e­mony at the Her­itage Inn on Feb. 23.

From Regina, Fitzsim­mons spent three years in the crease for the War­riors from 1989 to 1992. In 132 games he posted a record of 54-61-4. He is fourth all-time in games played by a War­riors goal­tender and his 54 wins ranks fifth in fran­chise his­tory.

Fitzsim­mons was se­lected by the Van­cou­ver Canucks in the 1991 NHL En­try Draft and went on to play eight years pro­fes­sion­ally from 1992 to 1998 with the Hamilton Canucks, Cape Bre­ton Oil­ers, Syra­cuse Crunch, and Rochester Amer­i­cans in the Amer­i­can Hockey League and spent time in the East Coast Hockey League with the Colum­bus Chill and South Carolina St­ingrays.

Fitzsim­mons spent four sea­sons with the St­ingrays as an as­sis­tant coach be­fore be­ing named head coach in 2002 un­til 2007. After step­ping down as head coach he joined the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals as a pro scout.

From Neville, Sask., Rob Reimer suited up in 250 games for the Moose Jaw War­riors from 1987 to 1991 and had 107 goals and 245 points. His best sea­son was 1990-1991 where he had 45 goals and 99 points in 63 games. Reimer is tied for fifth all-time in War­riors scor­ing, he sits ninth all-time in goals and is ninth all-time in as­sists. Reimer scored one of the big­gest goals in team his­tory, notch­ing the game-win­ning goal in the fourth over­time in Moose Jaw’s Game 2 win over Swift Cur­rent in 1991 Play­offs.

Reimer grad­u­ated from the Western Hockey League and went on to play pro­fes­sion­ally in 1991-1992 with the Hal­i­fax Citadels in the Amer­i­can Hockey League along with the Greens­boro Monar­chs and Louisville Ice­hawks in the East Coast Hockey League.

Reimer at­tended the Univer­sity of Regina where he ob­tained a Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion De­gree and went on to teach at Thom Col­le­giate and Regina Chris­tian School. He also has a Mas­ter’s De­gree from Trin­ity Western Univer­sity and has been a pas­tor at the Regina Apos­tolic Church for the last 13 years. Reimer and his wife Jocelyn also owned Reimer Cus­tom Homes & Com­mer­cial Inc.

Toby To­bias served as pres­i­dent on the Moose Jaw War­riors board of the di­rec­tors in 1991. To­bias played a key role, along with the board, in the fi­nan­cial re­struc­tur­ing of the or­ga­ni­za­tion, which kept the War­riors in Moose Jaw dur­ing dif­fi­cult fi­nan­cial times in the late 1980’s.

Tick­ets for the Conexus War­riors and Leg­ends Hall of Fame in­duc­tion cer­e­mony are avail­able now, sin­gle tick­ets are $50 while a ta­ble of eight is avail­able for $400. Tick­ets are avail­able at the War­riors Of­fice lo­cated in Mo­saic Place.

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