The BC Sports Hall of Fame is extending congratulations to two of its honoured members after an announcement that they will be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
North Vancouver’s Paul Kariya (BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductee for Ice Hockey, 2015) and Kamloops’s Mark Recchi (BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductee for Ice Hockey, 2017) will be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Toronto, along with Dave Andreychuk, Teemu Selanne, Danielle Goyette, Clare Drake and Jeremy Jacobs.
“Congratulations to Paul and Mark for this well-deserved honour,” says Jim Lightbody, Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. “In their junior hockey careers, in the NHL and on the international stage, these two represented our province admirably and showcased the best that BC has to offer in the athletic world.”
Recchi had 577 goals and 956 assists in 1,653 games with Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Montreal, Carolina, Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Boston and was a member of three Stanley Cup-winning teams. Today, he works in the front office of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Kariya had 989 points in 989 games with Anaheim, Colorado, Nashville and St. Louis, having reached the Stanley Cup finals in 2002 and earned an Olympic Gold medal in Salt Lake City that same year.
To learn more about all of the BC Sports Hall of Famers and to plan your visit, go to www.bcsportshalloffame.com.
The deadline for Honoured Member nominations for the upcoming induction class for the BC Sports Hall of Fame is Oct. 1.
About the BC Sports Hall of Fame
Located at Gate “A” of BC Place with inspiring exhibits, the BC Sports Hall of Fame is the ‘go to’ organization for BC sport heritage. For 50 years, they have honoured B.C.’s teams, builders, athletes, pioneers, and media through the annual induction ceremony the Banquet of Champions. The collection of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum includes over 25,000 artifacts and 20,000 archival documents representing 100 years of sporting accomplishments in British Columbia. In everything it does, the BC Sports Hall of Fame honours, educates, and inspires through the Hero In You Youth Education Programs. For more information please visit: www.bcsportshalloffame.com follow them on twitter @bcsportshall or like them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/bcsportshall/