Archive Photos of the Day: Vancouver Canucks


Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 1:44pm PST
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On this day in history (October 9, 1970) the Vancouver Canucks played their first (regular season) game as a National Hockey League team. Today, they took their 43rd team photo on the ice at Rogers Arena and in honour of this, I found an early team photo back from the Canucks’ days in the Pacific Coast Hockey League:


1946: PCHL Vancouver Canucks. Archives# CVA 586-4280.

And a few more photos from the Vancouver Public Library archives from the team’s PCHL and Western Hockey League days:


1960s & 1948: Seattle vs Canucks. VPL# 40864 & 84075A. Photo: Province Newspaper & Stu Hertz.


1948: Vancouver Canucks, PCHL championship team. VPL# 84097A & 84097I. Photographer: Ray Munro.


1948: Vancouver Canucks, PCHL championship team. VPL# 84097N & 84097T & 84097O. Photographer: Ray Munro.


1960s: Wayne Larkin and Bob Blackburn. VPL# 44069. 1950s: Canucks player. VPL# 40963. Photographer: Province Newspaper.

View more “Then and Now” photos and Vancouver history in my archives.

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One comment

  1. Russell says:

    Wow, love the photos!

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