Biggar Minor Hockey Weekend wasn't just contained to the ice. Speaking with Biggar Rec. Director Erin Poitras for a story last week, it was shared the weekend was also set to feature a "Wall of Fame" inductee presentation.
Many years of local hockey was represented during the weekend presentation. Three players, and one team were inducted on Sunday afternoon.
Cody Danychuk was included for his hockey career that spanned from 1992 to 2020. Playing Biggar Minor Hockey for ten years, Danychuk began playing AAA hockey for the Beardy's Blackhawks in 2004, and parlayed that into a Junior A career that saw him put up six points in 56 career SJHL games, and 73 points in 120 games playing in the MJHL.
After four years of NCAA Division III hockey, Danychuk returned home to play senior. In 20 career SVHL games, Danychuck had 20 points. In 41 career games in the SWHL, Danychuk was just under a point-per-game collecting 40 points in three total seasons.
The next player honoured was another skater, a female hockey player who began with Biggar Minor Hockey, played peewee with the boys in Rosetown, and then moved back home to play on the Biggar-Dinsmore Dynamos Female Midget B team that won the provincial title.
Across two seasons playing AAA, Redlick had 18 points in 55 games. The winger got off to a slow start at Warner Hockey School in 2010 with only 5 points in 26 games, but the next year out Redlick scored 21 goals and had 30 points total across 29 games, helping her earn a place on the women's team at the University of New Hampshire where she played parts of three seasons.
The last, but not least player of the group was goaltender Courtney Rea, who began her minor hockey career with Landis Minor Hockey. After playing at Red Deer College for a season, the Landis native went on to play pro in Australia where she picked up some accolades as well.
Before playing pro, and after her terrific minor hockey career, Rea was a AAA goalie for a pair of teams from 2008 to 2010. Rea played 13 games for the Battlefords Sharks in 08-09, finishing with a 4.15 GAA and .901 SV%. The next year Rea suited up for the Saskatoon Stars, playing 17 games for an impressive 2.42 GAA and .908 SV%.
Finally, a past champion was inducted into the hall.
Biggar locals might recognize a few under-15 names on the team that claimed a title back in the 1970's.
Read more on the 2024 action on the ice this past weekend in Biggar in the related stories section below.