BCHL rename broadcaster award after South Surrey’s Jim Hughson

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The BCHL has renamed its broadcaster of the year award after South Surrey resident Jim Hughson . (Hockey Night in Canada photo)

Longtime Canucks, Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play voice ‘humbled’ by honour

by Nick Greenizan

Peace Arch News 

August 19, 2022

The BC Hockey League has renamed one of its year-end awards after one of Canada’s top sports broadcasters – South Surrey resident Jim Hughson.

Earlier this summer, the junior ‘A’ circuit announced that, at its annual general meeting, the board of governors unanimously voted in favour of updating the names of several league awards, including its Broadcaster of the Year honour, which moving forwarded will be called the Jim Hughson Award.

Hughson, who is now retired, began his long sports broadcasting career by calling games for the Penticton Vees and the Kelowna Buckaroos in the BC junior league during the 1970s, before moving on to the professional ranks.

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