Charlie Mathiason is a name synonymous with the best softball played in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Western Canada for more than four decades.
“Chas” was an integral part of teams that won 11 city championships from the late 1950s to the early 1990s.
He also enjoyed success at the provincial level with Saskatchewan championships in the Pee Wee Boys, Senior “B”, and Commercial levels.
Mathiason competed at the highest level of softball with appearances at Western Canadian championships as well as at international events.
In 1989, as a member of the P.A. Bingo Cards, Mathiason earned a bronze medal at the World Police and Fire Games in Vancouver.
Two years later, Mathiason was part of the Gateway Mall Kings team that won a silver medal at the World Peace Officers and Firefighters Games in Memphis.Known foremost for his pitching prowess, Mathiason was a perennial all-star who added a strong bat and speed on the basepaths to a well rounded game. Individual recognition included most valuable player awards and batting championships along with several no-hitters.
The individual honors were secondary to the team’s success for Mathiason who quietly went out and did his job to the best of his ability.
The Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to induct Charlie Mathiason in the athlete category.
Inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.