A Thrilling Ride The Vancouver Canucks' Fortieth Anniversary Season

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-17
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
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A Thrilling Rideinvites fans to relive the greatest moments of the Canucks' most celebrated season and historic achievements. Vancouver's best sports writers -- including Ed Willesand Gord McIntyreof The Provinceand Cam Coleand Iain MacIntyreof The Vancouver Sun-- share their insights into the stellar play, the determined players, the overtime heroics, and the passionate fans, while more than 125 full-colour photographs record the dramatic action. The book also includes a heartfelt foreword by former Canucks coach Pat Quinn.

Author Biography

BEV WAKE is the projects and features editor at The Vancouver Sun. Wake led the The Sun's Olympic coverage from 2006 through 2010, attending Games in Turin, Beijing, and Vancouver. Born in "Canada's Hockey Factory" (Kelvington, Sask), she was raised in Brentwood Bay, BC. From humble beginnings as a peanut vendor at the Pacific Coliseum during the early days of the Canucks, Paul Chapman has gone on to cover most aspects of the Vancouver sports scene. After covering the CFL, NHL, NBA, and the Olympics for The Province he became Sports Editor in 1998. Chapman was the Olympics Editor for the 2010 Winter Games, and is now The Province's Senior News Editor in charge of all things digital. PAT QUINN was President and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks from 1987 to 1997, and also Head Coach from 1991 to 1994. He was responsible for significant draft-day acquisitions including Pavel Bure and Trevor Linden, and in 1994 he led the team to the Stanley Cup finals against New York. A two-time Jack Adams Award winner, Quinn is currently Senior Adviser of Hockey Operations with the Edmonton Oilers.

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