Talking Points: Stanley Cup moment
Saturday, June 18, 2011
What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
It is parade day for Tommy McVie.
After more than five decades in professional hockey as a player, coach, and scout, McVie finally got to raise the Stanley Cup on Wednesday.
The 76-year-old is the west coast scout for the Boston Bruins. He has called Vancouver USA home for several decades.
“I didn’t get there as a player, I didn’t get there as a coach. I won a World Hockey (Association) championship as a coach. That was exciting — but nothing like this,” McVie, 76, told the Canadian Press.
Today, McVie will bask in the adoration of thousands of Bruins fans as Boston holds its championship parade. It couldn’t happen to a better guy.
Sorry, Canucks fans (and we know of a fair number in these parts). But when we look at the photo of McVie raising the cup, we can’t stop smiling.
Kudos to the local volunteers — including eight Mount Hood Ski Patrol members from Vancouver who are providing medical assistance — who will contribute their time to help make the first Vancouver USA Marathon a success.
Several thousand runners are expected to come to town for Sunday’s marathon, and accompanying half marathon, which have been in the works for more than a year.
Running a marathon is a big undertaking — for those traipsing 26.2 miles and for those organizing the race.
If the Vancouver USA Marathon is a winner, volunteers will be a big reason.