2022

Paul Holmgren

Paul Holmgren played 10 NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota North Stars. Drafted 108th overall in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft by Philadelphia, Holmgren spent 8 seasons with the Flyers and was annually among the team’s leaders in penalty minutes but was also able to contribute offensively posting career highs in goals (30) and points (65) in 1979-80 and added 10 goals and 10 assists during the Flyers playoff run.

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2022

Joe Watson

Joe Watson was born in Smithers and played hockey as soon as he could walk and with the winters lasting up to half a year he had plenty of time to play hockey. Joe grew up with five brothers, among them his younger brother Jimmy, who later played in the NHL alongside Joe in Philadelphia.

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2022

Dan Hamhuis

Dan Hamhuis was born and raised in Smithers, to parents Marty and Ida. He has two sisters, Erin and Cindy. Beginning to play organized hockey at the age of four, Hamhuis was competing against other players as old as eight years. He went to provincials four seasons in a row and won the title with the Smithers Storm in overtime during his last year of minor hockey.

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2022

Todd Talbot

As a kid, Todd Talbot spent countless hours repairing an array of miscellaneous items around the house, earning him the name of "Mr. Fix It" by his grandparents. Other family members celebrated his verbosity by making a shirt for him that read "Motor Mouth." It turns out these two nicknames have been instrumental in shaping his future career.

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2022

Steve Darling

Darling is a familiar household name for many in British Columbia, having co-hosted Global BC’s Morning News for nearly two decades. He is also well known as a strong advocate for charitable causes, attending up to 60 events a year supporting BC Children’s Hospital, Variety the Children’s Charity, ALS Society of BC, Ronald McDonald House and has been our Master of Ceremonies since 2013.

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2022

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown was born and raised in Smithers, B.C. She began curling at the age of 11 and instantly fell in love with the game. She moved to Edmonton in 2005 for university and continued to pursue her love of curling. Rachel tried out for the University of Alberta Pandas varsity team and was successful in her pursuit.

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2022

Rubén Amaro Jr.

Rubén Amaro Jr. is a former professional baseball outfielder who played for the California Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cleveland Indians of the MLB. In his eight seasons in Major League Baseball between 1991 and 1998, Amaro appeared in 485 games, batting .235 with 16 home runs and 100 RBIs.

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2022

Jesse Lumsden

Jesse Lumsden is a Canadian Olympic bobsledder and a retired Canadian football player, who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders.

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2022

Dana Ferguson

Growing up in Stony Plain, Alberta, Ferguson started curling at the age of 8. She played for the University of Alberta for 5 years, playing every single position at Nationals and even earning an All-Star third award along the way. After University, Ferguson joined forces with Team Sweeting where she won 2 provincial titles, 1 Canada Cup, 3 Grand Slams, 1 Continental Cup, and finished runner up at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts twice.

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2022

Tommy Greene

Growing up in Lumberton, North Carolina, Greene had a very special coach - his grandmother. “She was the first person to catch me. I didn’t want to hurt her so what it did was made me go around the plate more. She caught me until I was thirteen.” Tommy played baseball for Whiteville High School and after graduation was selected 14th in the first round of the 1985 draft.

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2022

Brendan Bottcher

Brendan Bottcher is a Canadian men’s curling champion, skipping team Alberta to victory at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier. Born in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Bottcher enjoyed a successful junior career winning the 2012 Canadian Junior Curling Championships and the 2012 World Junior Curling Championships. He was also the 2010 Alberta junior men's champion and the 2007 Alberta juvenile provincial finalist.

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2022

Kirk McLean

Kirk McLean is a Canadian retired NHL goaltender who played for the New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. Born in Willowdale, Ontario, McLean grew up dreaming of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs and looked up to NHL star Bernie Parent as a role model.

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2022

Dave Babych

Dave had a successful 19 year career in the National Hockey League playing for Winnipeg, Hartford, Vancouver, Philadelphia and LA and appeared in two NHL All-Star games. Babych finished his career with 142 goals and 581 assists for 723 points in 1195 NHL games, along with 970 penalty minutes. He added 21 goals and 41 assists for 62 points in 114 playoff games.

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2022

Justin Kripps

Justin Kripps is a Canadian bobsledder and Olympic champion in the two-man bob-sleigh event following his gold medal win at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Kripps, teamed with brakeman Alex Kopacz were part of just the second ever tie for an Olympic bobsleigh gold medal, matching the four-run total time of Germans Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis.

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2022

Doug Bodger

Doug Bodger enjoyed a 16-year professional playing career in the National Hockey League. Drafted ninth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, Bodger played in 1,071 games in the NHL with the Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils, Los Angeles Kings, and the Vancouver Canucks. During that time Bodger recorded 528 points (106g-422a) along with 1,007 minutes in penalties.

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2022

Cliff Ronning

Cliff Ronning had an 18 year NHL career where he played for the St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders. Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the seventh round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, 134th overall, the 5-foot-8 center didn't let his lack of size deter him from becoming one of the NHL's best playmakers and most consistent scorers in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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2022

Geoff Courtnall

Geoff Courtnall played 1048 games over 17 seasons in the NHL and was the winner of the 1988 Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, and raised in Duncan, Courtnall played junior hockey for the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League and was signed by the Boston Bruins as an undrafted free agent on July 6, 1983.

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2022

Mark Lofthouse

Mark Lofthouse is a former professional ice hockey player. Born in New Westminster, B.C., Lofthouse was drafted in 1977 in the second round, 21st overall by the Washington Capitals. While the majority of his playing time was spent in the minors, Lofthouse played 181 games in the NHL between 1977 and 1983 with the Capitals and Detroit Red Wings. He scored 42 goals and added 38 assists for 80 points.

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2022

Paul Haysom

Paul Haysom is a news anchor for Global News Morning BC and an avid hockey player often joining the Canucks Alumni during charity games.

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2022

John Morris

John Morris is an Olympic gold medallist and world-class Canadian curler from Canmore, Alberta. Born in Winnipeg and raised in Ottawa, John began curling at the tender age of five, and at age 20 went on to win two Canadian and World Championships, setting records along the way for most wins by a Canadian Junior Curler in 1998 and 1999.

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2022

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is the current Skills and Development coach for the Vancouver Canucks. As a player, Higgins was selected 14th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He became the first ECAC Hockey player to be selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft since Normand Lacombe in 1983.

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2022

Greg Mueller

Greg Mueller is a 3 time World Champion poker player and a retired professional Hockey player. Born June 2nd 1971 in Schaffhausen, the German/Canadian grew up in White Rock, BC but returned to Europe to play professional hockey in Germany.

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2022

Ryan Sommer

Ryan Sommer made his Olympic debut at Beijing 2022. He won a bronze medal in the four-man bobsled event as a crewman for pilot Justin Kripps along with Cam Stones and Ben Coakwell. The Olympic dream was sparked in Ryan later in life while working as a forest fire fighter in Northern Alberta. It was watching the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio, where he was dared by a friend to test his skills at a national recruitment camp. He relocated to Calgary the following month and never returned.

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2022

Cam Stones

From Oshawa, Ontario, bobsledder Cam Stones won a bronze medal in the four-man event as a crewman for pilot Justin Kripps along with Ryan Sommer and Ben Coakwell. At Beijing 2022, Stones also competed in the two-man event with Kripps, finishing 10th.

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2022

Zoe Hickel

Zoe Hickel is a former professional ice hockey player who is currently working in community hockey programming with the Coachella Valley Firebirds of the AHL. Hickel played collegiate ice hockey with the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs program, a member of the NCAA Division I. After her senior year in 2015, she joined Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League, helping them earn the Isobel Cup in the inaugural season of the NWHL.

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2022

Jyrki Lumme

Born in Tampere, Finland, Jyrki Lumme moved to North America to join the Montreal Canadiens in 1988 after being selected 57th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. In his second NHL season, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks, with whom he spent the majority of his career and enjoyed the most success.

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2022

Chris Oddleifson

Chris Oddleifson is a former professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL from 1972 until 1981. He is best known for his time with the Vancouver Canucks, where he was one of the team's top players for much of the 1970s and served as team captain in 1976–77.

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2022

Sophia Jurksztowicz

Sophia Jurksztowicz is a Canadian journalist, TV host, and producer who currently works as the Bruins rinkside journalist for the New England Sports Network (NESN) owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.

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2022

Harold Snepsts

Harold Snepsts is a Canadian retired professional hockey player who spent 17 seasons in the National Hockey League. He is one of the most popular players in the history of the Vancouver Canucks, the club where he spent the majority of his career, and currently serves on the team's scouting staff.

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2022

Houston Hair

A self proclaimed jack of all trades but master of none, former professional golfer that specializes in long drive and power golf, Houston Hair has been lucky enough to chase a little white ball around the world for most of his life.

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2022

David Tomlinson

David Tomlinson is the radio colour commentator for the Seattle Kraken. A retired professional ice hockey player from Vancouver, Tomlinson attended Boston University on a hockey scholarship from 1987-1991. After graduating, he played 5 seasons AHL and IHL. During this time he was called up several times to the NHL, playing 42 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers.

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2022

Nathan Lafayette

What if Nathan Lafayette didn’t hit the post in Game 7 against the Rangers in 1994? Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Lafayette played for the St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, and Los Angeles Kings. Over his 6 years in the NHL, he played 187 regular season games but due to injuries, his career was cut short.

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