There won't be a 2021 induction class going into the Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame (SHHOF) in Swift Current after all.
On Wednesday the Saskatchewan Hockey Association announced the 2021 Induction Dinner set for July 24 at the Yorkton Curling Rink has been called off for the second time in as many years, also pushing back the class to 2022.
Saskatchewan Hockey Association Manager of Marketing & Communications Joseph Laprairie said the choice to postpone the event was due to a myriad of reasons.
"This is the dinner that was meant for July of 2020 with the induction class," he said. "The decision this year to postpone was once again due to COVID, just with the issue surrounding travel restrictions, public gathering limits was another factor, and then just the ability for host committee to attain sponsors for the dinner itself."
The induction class being shifted back a year was announced on February 28, 2020, and entails four players (Kelly Buchberger, Cliff Koroll, Nick Schultz, and Mandi Schwartz), one builder (Gerry James), two grassroots (Allan Harrison and Wayne Henley), and two teams (Yorkton Mallers in 1992-93 and Yorkton Terriers in 2013-14).
"This induction class we usually wait for after the induction dinner is complete then we install that year's class into the hall of fame shortly after," he said.
The same venue in Yorkton has been booked for July 22, 2022.