1990, Jim Fowler (Hockey)

jfowlerJim Fowler was inducted to the Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport of hockey.

Jim began playing hockey as a teenager while living in Ontario. When he moved to the Yukon in 1965 he continued to play and contributed heavily to the coaching of youth in Whitehorse. He developed a hockey school for beginning players which he ran from 1969 to 1989. In addition, he was always willing to help out Whitehorse Minor Hockey when they needed a qualified coach. He coached a variety of rep teams between 1965 and 1986 and took part in many Provincial Playdowns. In 1974 he was one of sixteen coaches from across Canada to attend the Team Canada/Russia hockey series in the former U.S.S.R.. While he was there, he attended hockey clinics and seminars with Russian coaches and game officials.

Jim was one of the founding members of the Yukon Amateur Hockey Association and since its founding in 1979 he presented and assisted with coaching clinics throughout the Yukon. He was the first hockey coach in the Yukon to achieve Level V certification which is the highest level attainable in Canada. Jim contributed generously to hockey in the Yukon for more than two decades.