The Vancouver Giants will host the Prince George Cougars for White Spot Legends Night on Thursday evening at the Langley Events Centre. The Giants will pay tribute to late co-owner Pat Quinn ahead of his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame this weekend.
“We’re honoured to recognize Pat ahead of his entry into the Hall of Fame,” said majority owner Ron Toigo. “He was a big part of our organization, and we’ll have some people who played key parts in his playing and coaching career in attendance to pay tribute to him on Thursday.”
The Giants will wear special uniforms in honour of the Big Irishman while former Vancouver Canucks Kirk McLean, Cliff Ronning, Orland Kurtenbach, Ed Hatoum and Giants GM Glen Hanlon will take part in the ceremonial puck drop prior to the game. They will also be guests on the Giants’ radio pre-game show on TSN 1410 in the Banquet Hall at the LEC.
Quinn, who passed away in November, 2014, won an Olympic gold medal, a World Junior Championship, a World Under-18 Championship and World Cup of Hockey while also winning a bronze medal at the World Championship. He is the only coach to win medals at five different levels of international play. Quinn also received the Order of Canada in 2012, was a two-time Memorial Cup winner and a two-time recipient of the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Coach of the Year.
Puck drop on Thursday is slated for 7:00pm. For tickets to White Spot Legends Night, click here or call 604.4.GIANTS (604.444.2687).