Sunday, February 17, 2008

Father Daivd Bauer Arena

In two years, University of B.C.'s Point Grey campus will be a site of the 2010 Winter Olympics with hockey at the new UBC Winter Sports Centre and, possibly, the anti-doping laboratory.

Last weekend, the men's hockey team played its last game at the Father David Bauer Arena, losing 3-1 to the Calgary Dinos on Saturday. Let's hope both spirit and sense prevail and the $50 million rink with the generic name will simply become the new Father Daivd Bauer Arena.

Bauer, who died 20 years ago, was the priest of puckdom. He made UBC the site of the first national select team in the 1960s. The squad should've come home from Innsbruck 1964 with bronze, but didn't because of the procedure used to break a three-way tie for third.
-- Great gabbing golfers swing by fundraiser in The Vancouver Courier, Friday February 15th 2008

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