The 2024 Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame induction class is littered with southwest products.
Aneroid's Patrick Marleau and Stewart Valley's Travis Moen are two of the four players (Jack Norris and Cory Sarich) headed to the hall on July 12. Shaunavon's Tim Tisdale joined the two locals in the Grassroots Category.
The Kyle Elks Senior teams from 2016, 2018, and 2019 and the 1995 Team Saskatchewan Male Under-17 round out the inductees.
Melissa Shaw, the general manager of Culture and Aquatics Services for the City, said Swift Current has been selected as a host for the July 12 induction supper.
"We're so excited that we get to host it back in Swift Current for the first time since 2018 and that the induction class has some local hockey fan favourites in that are going to join the hall of fame," she said.
Marleau spent 23 seasons in the NHL and holds the record for the most regular season games at 1,779. The left winger scored 566 goals and accumulated 1,197 points.
Moen played 12 seasons at the NHL level recording 59 goals and 136 points. The 41-year-old racked up 801 penalty minutes and helped the Anaheim Ducks capture the Stanley Cup in 2007.
Tisdale suited up for the Broncos from 1986 to 1989. He produced one of the best single seasons in franchise history scoring 57 times, adding 82 assists for 139 points in 68 games in the 1988-89 campaign. The centre capped off the huge season by helping lead Swift Current to the Ed Chynoweth Cup. The story for Tisdale and the Broncos didn't end there, he scored the overtime winner in the Memorial Cup finals against the host Saskatoon Blades.
The Kyle Elks teams entering the hall won the Saskatchewan Senior D Provincial Championships three times in four seasons.
Swift Current Bronco alum Jeremy Rondeau and Mankota's Kent Silbernagle were a part of the 1995 Team Saskatchewan Male Under-17 that won a goal medal at the Canada Winter Games.
Hockey Saskatchewan slected the inductees after they pour through all the applications they receive annually.
"Hockey Saskatchewan is going to start working on the backend and start collecting things (memorabilia) and then on the night, July 12, we will unveil their plaques," she said.
The induction supper is set for July 12 at the InnovationPlex on the curling side.