Knight fam­ily con­trib­utes $500,000 to Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame

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The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame (SHHOF) along with the Knight fam­ily are proud to an­nounce a con­tri­bu­tion of $500,000 to the SHHOF, to be reti­tled, the Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame. In hon­our of the late Ed­ward “Ted” Knight, this gen­er­ous do­na­tion will al­low the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame and the Ted Knight le­gacy to live on for years to come.

Ted Knight’s chil­dren’ Tracey, Kevin and Kyle, wanted to hon­our their fa­ther’s name and his love for the game of hockey. Through this ti­tle spon­sor­ship of the Hall, the Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame will re­main a hub for hockey in the prov­ince and hon­our those in­di­vid­u­als that have made a last­ing im­pres­sion on Saskatchewan hockey.

Ted Knight was born in Selkirk, MB, in 1939. While he cer­tainly made a name for him­self in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try, hockey ap­peared to be his first pas­sion. As a mem­ber of the Win­nipeg Braves, he won the Me­mo­rial Cup in 1958. Ted and his team­mates were in­ducted in the Man­i­toba Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Knight’s pas­sion for hockey con­tin­ued when in 1986, he joined Bill Hicke, Mor­ley Gusway, Jack Ni­chol and Huddy Bell in pur­chas­ing the Regina Pats. Knight re­mained a co-owner for 10 years.

Ted, along with his sons Kevin and Kyle, built the Knight Au­to­mo­tive Group into a net­work of 11 lo­ca­tions rep­re­sent­ing 10 brands through­out Saskatchewan, Al­berta and Man­i­toba. Ted Knight was named chair­man of the Cana­dian Au­to­mo­bile Deal­ers As­so­ci­a­tion in 1996.

“The Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame is ex­cited to wel­come the Ted Knight fam­ily as part­ners in our cel­e­bra­tion of hockey. We have been told that Mr. Knight’s pas­sion for the game helped fuel his pas­sion for life,” ex­plained Blair David­son, Cochair, Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame. “Through their gen­er­ous do­na­tion, the Knight Fam­ily has com­mit­ted to cel­e­brat­ing those in­di­vid­u­als whose pas­sion for the game led them to great­ness as well. “

Ted Knight’s pas­sion for suc­cess in hockey and busi­ness per­son­i­fies the hard-work­ing peo­ple of the prairies.

The Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame opened in 2012 in con­junc­tion with the Saskatchewan Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion’s 100th year cel­e­bra­tion. The lo­ca­tion of the SHHOF is in Swift Cur­rent at the In­no­va­tion Credit Union iplex, home of the Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.saskhock­ey­hallof­fame.ca.

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