Terrence John Hind is one of the greatest builders in Manitoba sports history.
He helped build the Winnipeg Maroons into the best senior amateur team this province has known in the second half of this century. The Maroons won the Allan Cup in 1964 and represented Canada in international competition. Before that he managed the juvenile Winnipeg Monarchs and acted as Executive Manager of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. When the Winnipeg Jets were born in 1972, Hind was at the side of Ben Hatskin. He spent from 1972 to 1975 helping launch our professional hockey team in the World Hockey Association. He helped Ed Rutherford start the popular Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League and served as Manager of the Charleswood Hawks.
Hind has also played a significant role in the evolution of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He joined the city’s Canadian Football League franchise in 1965 as Business Manager and served as their General Manager in 1967 and their Promotions Manager in 1968 and 1969.
Hind’s greatest love is baseball. His career as a pitcher with the junior Rosedales, senior C.U.A.C. Blues, St. Boniface Native Sons and Carman offers a powerful claim for inclusion in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame as an athlete. He pitched no-hitters and in one memorable tournament pitched 27 innings in a single day, allowing only one run. However, his accomplishments as a builder are even more impressive. He was the only General Manager the Winnipeg Goldeyes ever had. He was there when the Northern League franchise was born in 1954 and still there when the league folded around it in 1965. When the triple A Winnipeg Whips made their brief appearance on the local sports scene in 1971 and 1972, Hind came back to act as their General Manager.
b. July 23, 1920