Vancouver Giants Mourn the Passing of John Ashbridge

The Vancouver Giants are deeply saddened by the passing of legendary public address announcer John Ashbridge, who at the age of 71 passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Ashbridge’s voice was synonymous with hockey in Vancouver. He became the public address announcer for the Vancouver Canucks in 1987 and over the course of the next 30-plus years would be a part of the most memorable Vancouver hockey moments including: The Vancouver Giants 2007 Memorial Cup victory, Canada’s 2010 Winter Olympic Gold Medal victory in hockey and two Stanley Cup Finals (1994 and 2011). Fans attending hockey games at the Langley Events Centre, Pacific Coliseum or Rogers Arena were always in good hands with “Ash” on the mic.

Prior to joining the Vancouver Canucks, he spent many years working in newsrooms across the province. He started with CKNW in Vancouver in 1965.

John Ashbridge’s presence and voice greatly enhanced the Vancouver Giants hockey experience. He was highly regarded by everyone who knew him, and he would often be seen in the Vancouver Giants Media/Scouts room sharing a joke, a story, a warm smile or a piece of career advice to the many young people (in all sorts of professions) who approached him for a visit. He had time for absolutely everyone and will be greatly missed.

The Vancouver Giants send their heartfelt condolences to John’s wife Yvonne and the entire Ashbridge family.

John’s impact has been felt all over the province of B.C., the hockey community and of course, the Vancouver Giants:

More News
Vancouver Giants Earn a 3-1 Home Victory Over Everett
11 hours ago
HIGHLIGHTS: Giants (3) Silvertips (1)
11 hours ago
PREVIEW: Vancouver Giants vs. Everett Silvertips (Game #1)
20 hours ago
Welcome to the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season
22 hours ago
Jared Dmytriw Named 16th Captain of the Vancouver Giants
2 days ago
Spice Radio to Broadcast A Minimum of 18 Vancouver Giants Games on AM 1200
2 days ago