Hockey ‘Fanfest’ here
"Mr. Goalie" Glenn Hall has been added to the line-up at the upcoming Vancouver Hockey Fanfest coming to the Langley Events Centre, October 21-23.
After news had come that Jean Beliveau would be unable to attend, Glenn Hall, who seldom missed a game during his career said he wouldn't miss this event and the chance to reunite with "Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe. Hall was given the moniker "Mr. Goalie" for his innovative style between the pipes that is now referred to, and commonly employed by current NHL goalies, as the "butterfly."
His presence should provide fans a chance to see one of the real unique characters of the NHL's vintage era.
"Glenn Hall is an NHL legend and innovator," said LEC director of business development Jared Harman.
Joining Howe and Hall at the Langley Events Centre will be Glen Hanlon, Cesare Maniago, Charlie Hodge, 'King' Richard Brodeur, Tony Tanti, Paul Reinhart, Larry Melynk and Gino Odjick.
Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition Glen Green print of Trevor Linden and Kirk McLean and have it signed. For more information on the guests and details of the autographs visit www.bossashows.com
Tickets to Vancouver Hockey Fanfest are on sale at www.ticketmaster.ca - a weekend pass costs $20 while daily tickets are $8; kids under 12 get in for free.
The weekend will also include an exclusive evening with PuCKS at which fans can support the local charity which aims to help underprivileged youth get into sport. This casual evening in support of PuCKS will take place during the Langley Rivermen game on October 22, at which Howe and Hall will drop the puck. Tickets are $100 for the PuCKS fundraiser and includes the opportunity to have your picture taken with both legends; it also includes a casual dinner and the chance to take part in a live auction run by 'Wild' Bill Henke.
Over the course of the weekend, the Langley Events Centre will also be hosting the first every Minor Hockey Weekend in which Langley Minor Hockey, Langley Girls Hockey and both the Fraser Valley Hawks and Fraser Valley Phantoms (Major Midget) will be playing games throughout the weekend. This will be a great chance for Minor Hockey to showcase their associations and gather at the Langley Events Centre in celebration of Canada's beloved sport, hockey.
For more information on the Vancouver Hockey Fanfest, visit www.langleyeventscentre.com To purchase tickets please visit www.ticketmaster.ca