One of the highlights of my year in 2007 was meeting some members of the Canucks Alumni hockey team in North Vancouver. Dave Babych, Cliff Ronning and of course, GINO! It’s always fun to watch the stars you’ve admired over the years, those you grew up watching, and the local guys that made the Canucks organization what they are today (with 201 consecutive sellouts).
This spring the Canucks Alumni will take on a team for a fundraising event – a team and league I had not previously known about until I was contacted by Shawn, a member of the BC Rockies Deaf Hockey Club.
BC Deaf Hockey is something that intrigues me, but it isn’t really surprising that these folks would want to play hockey, afterall it crosses all boundaries and I think it would be amazing to see these guys in action.
Come out to Queens Park Arena in New Westminster on March 22nd 2008 and watch the BC Rockies take on the Vancouver Canucks Alumni.
Support our local deaf hockey players in their quest to raise money for their upcoming trip to the 7th Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Championships in Whitby, Ontario… …Come early and have a BBQ with the BC Rockies players and the Canucks Alumni, get some autographs and enter to win prizes like an Autographed Brendan Morrison jersey! [BC Deaf Hockey] and [Canucks.com]
“Ever wonder how a deaf person plays hockey? How they hear the referees whistle? How they call for the puck? How they adapt to a game that was intended for hearing folk?” There’s a video on the Rockies’ website about what it’s like to play without sound.