Kamloops Chiefs Senior Hockey Team
Year of Induction: 2003
The Kamloops Chiefs Senior Hockey Team won the Coy Cup in 1962-63 and again in 1963-64 as champions of BC Senior ‘B’ Hockey. The most successful senior hockey team to come out of Kamloops included star players Buddy Evans and Shorty Stiles. Also playing were three Kamloops Sports Hall of Famers for individual accomplishments, Don Busch (hockey, ball umpiring, and running), Bob Gannon (hockey, coaching, and baseball umpiring), and Freddie Gaber (hockey). In the 1963-64 season, the team went on to finish second in Canada losing out to the historic Warroad Lakers from Minnesota. Another member of the Chiefs was goalie Mel Recchi whose son, Mark Recchi, is one of the greatest hockey players to come out of the city.