The Vancouver Canucks’ annual season-kickoff golf tournament will return to Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club on Monday (Sept. 20), but the charity event will look and feel different this year.
“The Canucks alumni and local NHL alumni will be on hand to take part in the tournament,” Craig MacEwen, the Canucks’ new director of communications, told the Now-Leader in an email.
In recent years, Canucks players, management and alumni have flooded Northview prior to the start of training camp, to raise money for the Canucks for Kids Fund and Canucks Alumni Foundation.
In 2019 – the last time the “shotgun”-style golf tournament was held, due to the pandemic – teams of three paid $4,500 to play in the event, held in honour of Jake Milford, the Canucks’ general manager in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He died of pancreatic cancer in 1984.
— Tom Zillich (@TomZillich) September 12, 2018
Training camp starts tomorrow… which means today we host our 36th Annual Jake Milford #Canucks Charity Invitational Golf Tourney with the full team, dozens of @canucksalumni and 200 generous golfers!#TheJake2019 pic.twitter.com/C8dmdpol6D
— Canucks For Kids Fund (@Canucksforkids) September 11, 2019
Canucks rookie camp gets going Friday (Sept. 17) at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
For the first time ever, the team’s preseason training camp will be held in Abbotsford, from Sept. 23-25. Abbotsford Centre will host a pre-season game between the Canucks and Calgary Flames on Monday, Sept. 27.
— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) September 13, 2021
The Canucks will also become the first NHL team to square off against the expansion Seattle Kraken when the two teams meet on Sept. 26 in Spokane, Wash.
Vancouver will play seven pre-season games in total, including four as the home team. Home games at Rogers Arena include Oct. 3 (vs. Winnipeg), Oct. 5 (vs. Seattle) and Oct. 9 (vs. Edmonton).
with file from Ben Lypka