Ed Henick

Inducted in 2003

Ed Henick was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on December 10, 1927. His passion was to help young men enjoy the same experiences he had in the game of Canadian football beginning with high school football at Bedford Road in Saskatoon. Henick joined the Saskatoon Hilltops in 1947 and was instrumental in helping to reorganize the team that went on to win the provincial junior rugby championship that same year. At the end of the 1948 season, he turned his attention to coaching and worked his way up the administrative ladder to the level of president, a position he held in 1963 and 1964.

       Still involved with the Hilltops, Henick helped form the Saskatoon minor flag football league (1957 to 1980) and became commissioner of the Kinsmen Tackle Football League (1962 to 1982).

       In 1973 and 1974, Henick was elected president of Football Saskatchewan and from 1975 to 2000 held the secretary/treasurer position. He then became president of the Prairie Junior Football Conference in 1984 and 1985, and held numerous positions within the organziation until 2000.

       The Ed Henick All-Star game is played annually by the north and south high schools in Saskatchewan.




Career
Assistant Coach of Saskatoon Hilltops
1949, 1950
Saskatoon Minor Football League
1957 - 1980
Commissioner of the Kinsmen Tackle Football League
1962 - 1982
President of the Saskatoon Hilltops
1963, 1964
President of Football Saskatchewan
1973, 1974
Secretary-Treasurer for Football Saskatchewan
1975 - 2000
Awards/Honours

    —Saskatchewan Amateur Football Recognition Award
    1981

    —Saskathewan Sport Voluntary Service Award
    1981

    —Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year Award
    1981

    —Recognition by the Saskatchewan Roughriders for Contribution to Amateur Football
    1985

    —BC Amateur Football Award for Contribution to Junior Football
    1986

    —Football Canada Award of Merit
    1986

    —Saskatoon Hall of Fame Inductee as a Builder
    1986

    —CJFL Life Membership
    1987

    —Regina Rams Reconition Award for 50 Years Service
    1996

    —Ed Henick Meritorious Service Award
    1996

Class of 2003
—Ed Henick
—Ron Estay
—George McGowan
—Dave Ridgway
—Chris Walby