Vancouver Canucks Alumni

Vancouver Canucks Alumni

 

Despite the fact that Vancouver Canucks didn’t enter the NHL until 1970, the Alumni group was conceived in 1952 by the Canucks of the Western Hockey League. That’s right; it’s 57 years old this season! It was started by Hall of Famers Babe Pratt and Cyclone Taylor, who organized a benefit game for a local amateur player whose wife had become seriously ill. This eventually grew into the BC Hockey Benevolent Association (BCHBA) - a registered non-profit society - which was designed to assist former players and their families who had fallen on hard times. The scope of the BCHBA has broadened considerably over the years.

What They're About

The Vancouver Canucks Alumni is made up of former hockey players, coaches and administrators and has over 100 members and associates in the Greater Vancouver area. The mandate of the alumni association is "to work for the improvement of personal relationships among all members of the hockey fraternity, to provide financial and other forms of assistance to members of the hockey community and their families, when in need, to support charitable causes, primarily youth orientated, and to generally promote the game of ice hockey at all levels".

The alumni interacts with the NHL Canucks in most of the team's charitable and community fundraisers and operates a schedule of its own benefit hockey games and golf tournaments throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond.

For more information please check out their website here.