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SATURDAY, FEBRURARY 25, 2012
VANCOUVER CANUCKS ALUMNI (8) TRINITY WESTERN ALUMNI (0)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CANUCKS ALUMNI BEAT TWU ALUMNI IN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER GAME
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s hockey team had its first ever alumni game featuring the Vancouver Canucks Alumni and the Trinity Western Alumni Saturday as the Canucks beat Trinity Western 8-0 in an exhibition tilt with money raised going to the
hockey team’s scholarship funds.
As part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Trinity Western University invited the Alumni over to the Langley Events Centre for a “friendly” with some of Trinity Western's best-known players from years past.
The Canuck Alumni had the opportunity to feature the debut of UBC Thunderbirds Alumnus Kevin Hoffman and the recent addition of Vancouver-born Swiss League star Misko Antisin on the forward lines while also ‘welcoming home’ fan favourite and long-time Canuck defenceman Paul Reinhart as he appeared in his first game with the Alumni.
These three rookies rose to the challenge. Hoffman produced two goals and an assist, Antisin had one goal and one assist Reinhart added three assists. But the big gun on the night was Cyclone Taylor’s grandson, Mark, who netted a hat-trick and collected a pair of assists, while rookie netminder and UBC grad, Chris Levesque, shared the shutout with veteran Alumni netminder Terry Bingley.
Some might say the Spartans were simply outplayed, but other would argue they were outcoached, with the likes of Canuck Alumni and Trinity Western Alumni Ryan Walter, Darcy Rota and David Bruce directing traffic behind the visitors’ bench.
The TWU brain-trust was augmented by the late addition of one of the winningest coaches in junior hockey history, the legendary Ernie ‘Punch” McLean. But even that wasn’t enough to save the night, as the Canuck Alumni ran away with an 8-0 victory.
An estimated 500-plus fans took in the contest, many of them dividing their attention and attendance between the hockey rink and the volleyball court next door, where the Spartan men were in the process of claiming the Canada West gold medal.
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