VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Canucks see rivals and partners in new Seattle NHL franchise

7Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Sitting high above the ice of Rogers Arena, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has fond memories of his time playing junior hockey for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League and their trips up Interstate 5 to play at the old Mercer Arena against the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Well, how fond he is depends on the perspective.

“They had chicken wire, and the fans were rowdy,” Benning recalled recently.

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