On December 3rd, the Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association is throwing a special birthday celebration, in honor of a gentleman who may be Canada’s oldest minor hockey coach.
Coach Gerry MacGillivary turns 75 years of age on Thurday.
And he doesn’t coach just one team, but two high level rep teams.
MacGillivary coaches the both the Cloverdale Pee Wee A1 and the Bantam A1s, with his sons, Brian and Billy.
This is his 43rd year of coaching minor hockey in British Columbia.
He has coached youngsters who have played in the NHL and more recently some kids who are on verge of playing in the NHL.
More importantly he has touched the lives of many families in BC who love the great game of hockey.
In recognition of his service to the community, MacGillivary will be honoured by CMHA, Vancouver Canucks, and many families he has influenced over the years at a special birthday celebration to be held at the Cloverdale Arena, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3rd.
Following the ceremony Coach Gerry will lead his the Peewee Colts in a game against the Coquitlam Chiefs, at the Coverdale Arena, 6090 176 St, Surrey BC V3S 4E7.
CMHA has also arranged for a pre-party opportunity to meet Gerry, at the Peewee Colts practice – Tuesday, December 1st – 6:00 p.m at the Surrey Sports and Leisure Centre – Rink 2, at 16555 Fraser Highway.