For close to 40 years, Gus Calder was a fixture at the canteen of the original Centennial Arena -- but it wasn't only Portage's best french fries she was cooking up.

Between her own kids, along with her brother John and sister Lorna, there have been seven decades of Terriers and hockey excellence in the family. It's pretty remarkable when you realize how many family members have made their mark on the hockey world.

Fourth generation players -- and brothers -- Logan and Kian Calder, are the latest to show their stuff on the National stage as they compete at the Centennial Cup in Estevan. Both are former Portage Terriers and both played a big part in getting their teams where they are. Kian plays with the Estevan Bruins while Logan is with the Dauphin Kings. It's the final year of junior hockey for Logan while Kian still has a year to play. Brother Evan may be on the radar as well, as he played U18 AAA with Interlake this season. Although not part of the official lineage of the Calder family, Uncle Liam Wheddon suited up with the Terriers for a few seasons in the early '90s. It doesn't stop there for the up-and-comers. Logan and Kian's cousin Lawson O'Ray suited up with the Central Plains Bantam Capitals this past year while his brother (and also a cousin) Deacon played U16 with the Terriers.

The youngsters have had many family members to look up to including Grandpa Bill Calder, who played well over 100 games with the Terriers in the '70s and was part of the 1973 National Championship team. Bill's son (an uncle) Adam Calder, who lost his battle with cancer several years ago, was also an inspiration.  He was a key member of the Terriers in the '90s and followed that up by getting a degree and playing four years of NCAA Division 1 hockey with UND, the storied college team based out of Grand Forks. Adam then played five years of pro hockey in North America before taking his talents to Europe and playing close to 10 more years there.

Bill Calder and the Centennial CupGrandpa Bill shows Kian and Logan his team's name from 1973 on the cup they are competing for

Bob Calder, another one of Gus' sons, is also a name many Portagers will recognize. He put in close to 15 years as an assistant coach with the Terriers, while his sons Shane and Brett, also had careers that blossomed in Portage. Shane jumped right past the Terriers and played for five years in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades. Following that, he would play eight seasons of pro hockey all over North America. Brett was one of the most popular Terriers in the late '90s/early 2000s and is now a teacher at Yellowquill School.

If that wasn't enough, there are many more hockey connections on the family tree. John Moar was a brother to Gus, and when you move down the line from him, you will find his son and former Terrier Angus Moar, who now scouts for the team and the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL. His son Robbie played four seasons in the MJHL and followed that up with four seasons of ACHA hockey in Minot while earning a degree. If you follow along the Moar side of the family tree, you will also find former Terriers Doyle, Ray, and Bruce, all long-time residents of the area.

Moar FamilyBack- Cam Asham, Shane Calder, Brett Calder, Angus Moar and Doyle Moar
Front - Don Asham, Bob Calder, John Moar and Gary Moar

Next, there is Lorna Asham, Gus' sister. Continuing along this branch of the family tree, you will come across Cam Asham, an all-star defenceman with the Terriers in the '90s and now a Phys-ed teacher at Portage Collegiate where he is also the coach of the baseball team that just won the zone 4 banner this week.

Outside of hockey, there are many other family members still making their own mark in the sporting world. If we've missed someone, that would be quite understandable, as there are so many. It is quite rare that two brothers are competing at the National Junior A Hockey Championship on different teams, and as it turns out, they will not face each other. While Logan's team (Dauphin) moved on to the playoffs, Kian's team from Estevan has been eliminated.

For many of us, Gus was the smiling face we were always used to seeing at the Centennial Arena, and it looks like those smiles will last for a while yet, as the great-grandkids continue to thrive at the local rinks and throughout the hockey world.

CaldersFour generations of Calders