On Sunday January 17th Danone invited 100 of their closest family, friends, clients and staff to have breakfast with Canuck Alumni Chris Oddliefson and Larry Melnyk. Ryan Walters started off the morning with an opening welcome to the guests followed by an opportunity for guests to ask any questions for the Canucks Assistant Coach, and former player. Former Canuck Captain Oddliefson and Assistant Captain Melynk were then introduced to the crowd.
After sharing stories and mingling at tables they sat down to sign autographs and exchange stories. People young and old alike were able to appreciate the enthusiasm that both Alumni shared about the game and their own personal hockey stories. The morning was capped off with each guest having the chance to watch Oddliefson battle other former NHL greats in the Alumni game held just before the Canucks Superskills competition.
Two time Stanley Cup winner Larry Melnyk was also on hand at Saturdays Canucks vs. Pittsburg game. Melynk delighted fans by signing autographs and showing off his Stanley Cup rings in front of the Alumni wall.Story by Leah Peden, Canucks Centre Student Associate