1999, Bill Sim (Hockey, Soccer)

bsimmBill Sim was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his contribution to the sports of hockey & soccer.

Born in Winnipeg in 1941, Bill joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1960 and spent 12 years with Military Police serving with NATO Forces as well as with United Nations Peacekeeping Forces. In 1974 Bill received an Honors Diploma in Correctional Social Work and soon after arrived in Whitehorse to begin his 21-year career with the Community Corrections Division of the Department of Justice.

Upon his arrival in the Yukon Bill became heavily involved in the community sports scene. In 1974 Bill represented the Yukon at the Canadian National Fastball Championships, and in 1976 he began playing hockey with the newly formed Old-timers Hockey League where he stayed involved until 1994 and went on to hold all executive positions. In 1985 Bill centered his interests on minor hockey and soccer where he was an executive administrator, coach, or referee. Bill was an untiring volunteer and a community leader.

Bill’s latest contribution was as founding president of the Yukon Claim Jumpers Junior Hockey Club in 1998-99 in the newly expanded Western States Hockey League. In his honor, the league now presents the Bill Sim Memorial Trophy to the team winning the northern division.