Hall of Fame - Team Category

Sisler Spartans

Hall of Fame - Team Category
Award Date
May 23, 2015
École Secondaire Sisler High School


The teams to be inducted include the Provincial Champion basketball squads from Sisler High School in 1958 and 1960.  In the fall of 1957 Isaac Newton High School moved to a new site and became Sisler High School for the 1957-58 school year.  It was a new school but the same dominance on the basketball court as the boy’s teams won provincial championships in their inaugural year, 1957-58, and again 2 years later in 1960.  The 1958 Spartans were coached by basketball guru and legend Vic Pruden and featured former city councillor and Bison great Ken Galanchuk.  The 1960 championship squad had as it’s point guard and leader Gary Filmon, who would later go on to become Premier of Manitoba.


1958 Sisler Spartans:


Coach – Vic Pruden    Managers – Gerry Boehm, Gerry Pyle


Players – Bill Verasky, Allen Hilderman, Ken Galanchuk, Jim Bannon, Bill Paturnak, Lorne Wilson and Gerry Dragan.




1960 Sisler Spartans:


Coach Gerry Dragan    Managers: Steve Romance, Barry Fowler, Sam Doctoroff (teacher supervisor)


Players:  Gary Filmon, Howard Smith, Steve Yemec, Nick Trusewych, Allan Ciastko, Gerry Boehm, Willy Dolun, Andy Pless