Still smarting from a defeat at the sedate sport of lawn bowling by Rotarians in 1921, the Kiwanis Club of Saskatoon sought revenge by challenging the Rotary Club of Saskatoon to a hockey game in early March of 1928.

The match was apparently hotly contested and, although the exact goal tally is not known, it was reported that the Rotarians were 'on the winning end of the score' .Contemporary observers described the event as being 'one of the greatest hockey matches of the season', and the fact that there were no obvious casualties resulting from the game was considered a bonus at the time.

As the two preeminent service clubs in the city during the 1920's, Rotarians and Kiwanians often participated together in other, less strenuous, social events such as family picnics, and even attended each others meetings.