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THANK YOU, RAY STONEHOUSE

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Ray Stonehouse, who was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we were never able to celebrate Ray and our 2020 inductees as we were forced to cancel our 2020 event.

Ray has been an integral part of the growth and development of the Pacific Junior Hockey League for over 40 years. Ray was not only a Keystone Cup Champion, Cyclone Taylor Cup Champion, and three-time Pacific Junior Hockey League Champion, but he was a champion for all Junior B teams, players, coaches, and officials in BC.

We look forward to honouring his life and achievements at our annual induction event in the summer of 2022. Our deepest condolences to his friends and family.

THE BC HOCKEY HALL OF FAME IS OPEN!

After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Hockey Hall of Fame is now open for your viewing pleasure! Located in the concourse of the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC, you can visit us currently between 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday (closed weekends, holidays, and event days). Our displays are located inside a City of Penticton facility and therefore we follow the hours of operation implemented by the South Okanagan Events Centre. To stay up to date with hours of operation please visit the South Okanagan Events Centre website at www.soec.ca – we looking forward to seeing you soon!

BC HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DINNER – POSTPONED UNTIL THE SUMMER OF 2022

Due to the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Hockey Hall of Fame induction dinner has been postponed to the summer of 2022. As a part of this event we will be inducting the class of 2020 which includes Eric Brewer, Mattias Ohlund, Jay Sharrers, Ray Stonehouse, the 2002 Kootenay Ice, and the 2012 Penticton Vees. We will aim to release details regarding the event early in 2022 and look forward to welcoming inductees and guests to Penticton. Thank you for your patience, we can’t wait to re-unite and celebrate!

THE BC HOCKEY HALL OF FAME NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Located in Penticton, BC, the BC Hockey Hall of Fame exists to honour the past, celebrate the present, and inspire the future of hockey in the province. With the onset of COVID-19, we were unfortunately forced to cancel our annual summer induction event, but have taken this opportunity to shift our focus toward creating a new exhibit showcasing BC’s rich and diverse hockey history.

In order to create this exhibit, we are scouring the province in search of old artifacts like jerseys, pucks, sticks, equipment, programs, and photos that tell the stories of our great game. If you or someone you know happens to have any of these (or similar) items that could help enhance the exhibit, we would love to hear from you! The themes and sections being considered for the exhibit are: Vancouver Canucks history, BC’s historical hockey leagues, BC women’s hockey, indigenous hockey in BC, BC’s championship teams, and influential people in BC’s hockey history.

In addition, we are also looking to enhance our Honoured Members display cases with memorabilia, so if you have any items that you’d be willing to donate that are related to any of our past inductees (listed below), please consider getting in touch with us!

If you are interested in donating or lending items to the BC Hockey Hall of Fame, please call 778.559.3263 or send an email to executive.director@bchhf.com. Only suitable/relevant items will be accepted, but we welcome all inquiries as there are sure to be some great items around the province that will help enhance our exhibit.

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