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“Bieksa’s Buddies” charity hockey game set for Oct. 17 in Vancouver

Oct 3, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

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Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa will host a charity hockey game on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the University of British Columbia’s Doug Mitchell Sports Centre in Vancouver (7 p.m.).

The “Bieksa’s Buddies” game will feature current members of the Canucks like Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Dan Hamhuis, Manny Malhotra, Max Lapierre, Cory Schneider, as well as former Vancouver defenseman Willie Mitchell, and others.

Bieksa’s team will take on the UBC Thunderbirds men’s squad.

Tickets are $20, with net proceeds going to charity.

“We understand that there are many people impacted by the NHL lockout and we know charities such as Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Canucks Family Education Centre, and Canucks Autism Network need funds to continue operating their programs,” said Bieksa. “These organizations do great work for our community. It is important for my Buddies and I to lend a hand and with the help of the UBC Thunderbirds – we have the perfect opportunity to do so.”

The Canucks are still scheduled to kick off a five-game road trip the following night in Nashville, but somehow we doubt that will be an issue.

  1. davebabychreturns - Oct 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    They are going to beat the piss out of the T Birds.

  2. kitshky - Oct 3, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    I’m in!

  3. blomfeld - Oct 4, 2012 at 12:23 AM


    As a Vancouver resident who’s “somewhat” passionate about the LA Kings, I will say here and now that Kevin Bieksa is the epitome of “good” people … no two ways about it. In addition to being an integral part of the Canuck’s team on the ice, Kevin Bieksa “the person” does a myriad of commendable activities here for the community at large, which few people on the outside are even aware of. For example, this past year he’s been the spokesman for an “Awareness of Depression” program here in the Lower Mainland. Anyway, I wasn’t even aware of this upcoming game which is going to be held less than 3 miles from my home. But now thanks to comrade Brough, I’ve got this marked down on my calender and so I’ll be there as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow ! :)

  4. supercoop8 - Oct 4, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    I never really liked Bieksa as a player, though on the East Coast I admittedly don’t see him often. However, I couldn’t have more respect for players that are using this hiatus to put money back into their communities while offering hockey to their fans, even if it is a brief respite. *High paid players taking roster spots in Europe take note, stop taking money from players less fortunate*

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