Howie Meeker dies at 97

Howie Meeker

(Thanks to Gord Lansdell of NW Broadcaster for this story)

Howie Meeker, who passed away Sunday in Nanaimo at age 97, backed up Vancouver Canucks play-by-play announcers on BCTV (now Global BC) for several seasons. From 1977-85 he was the analyst for Bernie Pascal and for Jim Robson in the 1985-86 season. Meeker was appointed to the Order of Canada and was invested in a ceremony in 2011. Global BC News


  1. Did not see a lot of Mr. Meeker but I always thought he was a wonderful human being and I always thought he added a lot to the Hockey Broadcasts even if one saw things a little differently .

    Only my opinion but I thought that Meeker bein “Old School” helped a lot .

    RIP Mr. Meeker, you always made Hockey Fans happy with you enthusiasm and insightful contribution !

  2. Golly Gee Howie!
    You were always full of enthusiasm for hockey, and those who played it..
    Thanks for calling it like it was, and ruffling feathers all along..


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