Jim Wiste passed away on Tuesday. Many local hockey fans will remember him.
Wiste was a star for the Moose Jaw Canucks. He played for his hometown team from 1961 through 1964. He scored 37 goals and 97 points in 61 games back in the '63-'64 season. A number of players on that team went on to play pro, including Wiste, who first starred with Denver University before moving on to play in the NHL with Chicago and Vancouver and in the old WHA with the Cleveland Crusaders and Indianapolis Racers.
Wiste settled back in Denver when his playing days were over. He owned and operated The Campus Lounge for 40 years. It's a popular spot for Denver University fans and players.
He had a remarkable career and he followed that up with 40 years of re-living the glory days and telling stories in his own lounge. How cool is that?
Jim Wiste was 70 years old when he died on Tuesday. I just thought you'd like to know.