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Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver Canucks, in partnership with Rogers, are proud to host the 2017 Canucks for Kids Fund SuperSkills event at Rogers Arena on Sunday, February 26th at 1:00 p.m. SuperSkills is a family oriented event that showcases favourite players in a fun atmosphere. Tickets are still available for $15 and proceeds benefit the Canucks For Kids Fund and NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund.  

Canucks players will be divided into two teams, team Europe vs. team North America, and will be joined by the North Vancouver Peewee A1 Storm. The two teams will showcase their skill and agility in six individual on-ice events including: Fastest Skater Contest, Accuracy Shooting Challenge, Breakaway Relay, Puck Control Relay, Chariot Races, and Hardest Shot.

Doors open at 12:00 p.m. for a 12:10 p.m. Canucks Alumni scrimmage featuring Dave Babych, Jyrki Lumme, Kyle Wellwood, Mike Santorelli, Matt Pettinger and Aaron Pritchett, with Gino Odjick and Orland Kurtenbach coaching behind the bench. Alex Auld has traded teams with Lee Chin, a hurler from Ireland who will partake in the event as part of the documentary series, "The Toughest Trade."

Fans are encouraged to come early as some of their favourite Canucks will on hand between 11:30 and 11:50 on the Toyota Plaza. The Alumni game and concourse activities including face painting and the opportunity to meet Canucks mascot Fin will follow the signing before SuperSkills begins at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 (plus GST and applicable convenience fees) and available online at www.canucks.com/superskills as well as Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 1.855.523.6800 or through participating local minor hockey teams. Tickets will also be available at the Toyota Ticket Centre at Rogers Arena.

This event is made possible thanks to Rogers, London Life, Nature's Path and Canucks media partners TSN 1040, 94.5 Virgin Radio and 103.5 QM/FM.

 

 

 

Welly will be at the Super Skills comp. Strange he'll be there if he doesn't even find hockey fun to play in retirement. Or maybe he just needs to get paid.

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I've been through the minor hockey route with my son and managed/coached many of his teams. Kids come to hockey for many different reasons. What brings them is not always the reason they stay whether good or so/so player. My son loved the game because of the physical outlet it gave him. He was determined and intelligent about his approach. He never had aspirations of being a pro as he had life goals from a young age. That said he played through minor hockey, house hockey at university and still plays beer league in his late 30's. Still loves the physical workout.

 

What I saw through hockey were young boys who wanted to be part of a team/family. Young boys always want to measure themselves against their peers. I always thought that was one of the biggest accomplishments if a boy felt good about pushing his limits. Much of this stuff did not have a lot to do with hockey. A great pleasure I had was seeing most of my son's Provincial Bantam team come back for weddings of their team mates. Most of those kids bonded to the point that they keep in touch years later.   

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9 hours ago, ThrustyPrusty89 said:

Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver Canucks, in partnership with Rogers, are proud to host the 2017 Canucks for Kids Fund SuperSkills event at Rogers Arena on Sunday, February 26th at 1:00 p.m. SuperSkills is a family oriented event that showcases favourite players in a fun atmosphere. Tickets are still available for $15 and proceeds benefit the Canucks For Kids Fund and NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund.  

Canucks players will be divided into two teams, team Europe vs. team North America, and will be joined by the North Vancouver Peewee A1 Storm. The two teams will showcase their skill and agility in six individual on-ice events including: Fastest Skater Contest, Accuracy Shooting Challenge, Breakaway Relay, Puck Control Relay, Chariot Races, and Hardest Shot.

Doors open at 12:00 p.m. for a 12:10 p.m. Canucks Alumni scrimmage featuring Dave Babych, Jyrki Lumme, Kyle Wellwood, Mike Santorelli, Matt Pettinger and Aaron Pritchett, with Gino Odjick and Orland Kurtenbach coaching behind the bench. Alex Auld has traded teams with Lee Chin, a hurler from Ireland who will partake in the event as part of the documentary series, "The Toughest Trade."

Fans are encouraged to come early as some of their favourite Canucks will on hand between 11:30 and 11:50 on the Toyota Plaza. The Alumni game and concourse activities including face painting and the opportunity to meet Canucks mascot Fin will follow the signing before SuperSkills begins at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 (plus GST and applicable convenience fees) and available online at www.canucks.com/superskills as well as Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 1.855.523.6800 or through participating local minor hockey teams. Tickets will also be available at the Toyota Ticket Centre at Rogers Arena.

This event is made possible thanks to Rogers, London Life, Nature's Path and Canucks media partners TSN 1040, 94.5 Virgin Radio and 103.5 QM/FM.

 

 

 

Welly will be at the Super Skills comp. Strange he'll be there if he doesn't even find hockey fun to play in retirement. Or maybe he just needs to get paid.

Not true. I play in the Blue & White Alumni game every once in awhile (no I'm not an Alumni OR ex-NHLer, played some minor pro and junior a thousand years ago). Just know a few of the Canucks and get invited to play if their short guys.

 

He's a nice kid. Enjoys hockey and hanging with the guys from what I can tell. At the Alzheimers' fundraiser hockey tournament he did talk a bit about not loving the grind of the NHL in the bar afterwards. 

 

I will tell you this, he has a sick pair of mitts. Makes the puck do stuff most can only imagine. If there was a Harlem Globetrotters for hockey that is where he would belong.

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On 20 February 2017 at 11:12 PM, S'all Good Man said:

I liked Wellie. AV should have just let him eat his burgers and score goals.

He was allowed to eat burgers in TO and it did not really seem to help his stats there. 

 

I remember when he first came to Van, he was quoted in the press as he could not believe the facilities and work out regimes in the Canucks organization haha. He didn't last long. 

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On 2/20/2017 at 6:30 PM, Darius71 said:

You can pull Kyle wellwood out of fat burger right now, get him to strap on some skates and he would still score more than Megna/Chaput/Skille combined...

Most spot on comment in a long while, well put Chaput and Megna aint got no Skille

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