Hall of Fame: John Erickson
John Erickson’s softball career started in 1947 at the age of 14 when he played for the Young
Peoples Association. This team became the Capitols in 1953, and then became the Dawson Halls sponsored by Dawson Construction.
In 1960 John became the sponsor and they became the Regina Royals. During the period between 1947 to 1960, John was a member of the championship team four times. John hung up his spikes as a playing member of his team around 1980 but continued to sponsor the Royals.
John has sponsored many sporting teams, particularly softball and hockey on both an adult and minor level. John was the Softball Canada Commissioner of the Yukon from 1972 to 1985.
He was inducted into the Sport Yukon Hall of Fame in 1982.
– Information from Sport Yukon