1980, Bill Brewster (Hockey)

billbrewsterBill Brewster was inducted to the Hall of Fame for his dedication to promoting and coaching hockey in Haines Junction.

Bill’s passion for hockey began in Alberta playing for the Canmore Legionnaires. Bill moved to the Yukon in 1950, started coaching hockey in 1962 and spent the following 16 years improving and promoting minor hockey in Haines Junction. He served as President of the Yukon Amateur Hockey Association and Chair of the Haines Junction Minor Hockey Association. In 1972, he was a key fundraiser for the Haines Junction hockey rink. He donated a guided hunt from his outfitting company to raffle and coordinated walk-a-thons and bottle drives. In gratitude for his tireless efforts the community named the rink the “Bill Brewster Arena.” He also received the “Mr. Hockey” award for 1970 to 1971 from Whitehorse Minor Hockey League and for 1962 to 1978 from Haines Junction Minor Hockey Association.

In 1984 Bill Brewster retired from the Haines Junction hockey scene to pursue a political career.