Huskie Athletics Connections to Saskatoon Sports Hall Of Fame

Huskie Athletics Connections to Saskatoon Sports Hall Of Fame

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies are proud to have four members of the Huskie Athletics family chosen as inductees to the Saskatoon Sport Hall of Fame.

The Huskie Athletics connections include:

Percy Hoff

Builder inductee: Soccer

Percy Hoff's involvement in soccer goes coast to coast in Canada.

A native of Ubombo, South Africa, Hoff's association with soccer in Saskatchewan began in 1987 when he started the Valley Soccer Association in Warman. In 1994, he moved to Saskatoon and became the technical director of the Hollandia Soccer Club, a position he still holds with the club.

Hoff has been involved with the Saskatchewan Soccer Association since 1991, including being the coach of the provincial under-13, 14, 15 and under-17 male team at all-star nationals for more than 20 years. He has coached both the male and female age-group teams from Hollandia in club nationals.

Hoff has coached three times in the Canada Games, twice with the men's team from Saskatchewan and once with the men's team from the North West Territories.

He was head coach of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies men's program for five years, being named conference coach of the year. 

Hoff continues to develop by taking coaching courses. He runs the ASTRA Soccer Academy to prepare young players for high performance programs.

Duane Dmytryshyn

Athlete inductee: Football

Duane Dmytryshyn won the Triple Crown of football.

He was a captain and running back on the first Marion Graham Falcons team to win the provincial high school football title in 1988, scoring three touchdowns in the final.

He was a running back on the first University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team to win the Vanier Cup title as Canadian university champions in 1990.

He played slotback for the Toronto Argonauts who won the CFL Grey Cup back to back in 1996 and '97. 

Besides football at Marion Graham, Dmytryshyn competed in basketball and track and field.

In his four years at university, the Huskies won the league football title three times. Dmytryshyn led Canada West in receptions in his senior year with the Huskies and was named an All-Canadian. He scored 23 career touchdowns in the regular season and playoffs, ranking fourth on the Huskies' all-time list.

Dmytryshyn played eight years in the CFL, starting with the Calgary Stampeders, going to Toronto, and ending with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. 

Kelsie Hendry

Athlete inductee: Athletics

A Canadian woman had never pole vaulted higher than Kelsie Hendry did in June of 2008. Nobody else has ever since.

Hendry competed in pole vaulting for 13 years. She was the Canada West conference champion with the University of Saskatchewan five times. She was the Canadian university champion three times. She added three more titles at the Canadian senior outdoor championships.

She went to the Universiade in Korea and again in Thailand. She was in the Francophone Games in Niger. She competed in two Commonwealth Games. She was in the world championships twice.

Just to qualify for the Olympics she had to break the Canadian record. Hendry did. Since 2000, when women's pole vault was added to the Olympics, Hendry is one of only four Canadians who have been to the Games. She placed 18th at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Prior to pole vaulting, Hendry was a gymnast for 10 years. A highlight was finishing second in beam at the Canada Games.

Crunch this number: She was an two-time academic All-Canadian.  

University of Saskatchewan Huskies 1986-87 men's athletics team

Team inductee

Darryl Isbister ran. John Neufeld flew. The University of Saskatchewan Huskies walked away with the Canadian track and field title.

Isbister, a rookie, won the 300 metres and Neufeld, a senior, captured the high jump as the Huskies won the men's team title in 1987 at the Field House.

Sprinter Cyprian Enweani and distance runner Brian Thompson are the other Huskies who won their events.

Russell Siebert tied his Saskatchewan record placing second in pole vault. 

Enweani, Isbister, Greg Luterbach and Paul Rogal were third in the 4x200 relay.

When the Huskies won the the Canada West conference championship two weeks earlier, 15 Huskies posted top-three finishes.

"Our young kids came on so well," said head coach Lyle Sanderson.

2016 inductees into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame

Athlete

Jaime Cruickshank — athletics, bobsleigh

Duane Dmytryshyn — football

Kelsie Hendry — athletics

Randy Smith — hockey

Joey Stabner — standing volleyball 

Builder

Don Bates — softball

Bob Fawcett — athletics, hockey, soccer

Percy Hoff — soccer

Raymond Wight — badminton, cycling

Team

1986-87 University of Saskatchewan Huskies men's athletics

Stephanie Hart, Casey (Berry) Napper, baton twirling

Sports organization of the year

Marian Gymnastics Club 

2016 Induction banquet and ceremony

Saturday evening, Nov. 5, TCU Place