VANCOUVER, BC – The inaugural 2019 CAN Pro-Am Hockey Tournament hosted by the Canucks Autism Network gave amateur players an exclusive opportunity to compete alongside NHL Alumni. The event was themed ‘The Best of BC’ featured former NHL players that either played for the Vancouver Canucks or were born in British Columbia including Cliff Ronning, Brendan Morrison, Chris Higgins, Kirk McLean, recently retired Daniel Sedin, and more! The tournament was hosted at both UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre and Rogers Arena, and was a major success with each team raising over an average of $35,000 for BC families with autism. The weekend was an amazing experience for all!
Loving all the moments that our #CANProAm fundraisers & @NHLAlumni have been sharing since this weekend! With each teams having raised an average of over $35k for BC families w/autism across BC, each moment is so deserved! pic.twitter.com/Di92UDue5t
— Canucks Autism Network (@canucksautism) January 29, 2019
— Canucks Autism Network (@canucksautism) January 26, 2019
A huge thanks to the staff and volunteers from @canucksautism Many of them have worked around the clock to put together an event that I will never forget. The Pro's have been so open with us, sharing stories from an era where I was a kid watching these athletes play the best game pic.twitter.com/0XwCaFuA2g
— Darren Butterworth (@darren_butter) January 27, 2019