Guests announced for Western Canada Sports Collectors Convention
The Edmonton Oilers’ Stanley Cup-winning goaltending tandem from the 1980s, a pair of Victoria brothers who skated together for the Vancouver Canucks, a three-time Stanley Cup champion, and a current member of the Canucks are the esteemed guests at the Western Canada Sports Collectors Convention.
The convention is part of the Western Canada Collectibles Experience, which runs November 17 to 19 at Langley Events Centre.
Grant Fuhr, Bill Ranford, Geoff and Russ Courtnall, Chris Chelios and Nils Hoglander will be at the biannual show, which is set to run November 17 to 19 at Langley Events Centre. The show begins on Friday, November 17 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm with admission set at $20. Saturday’s hours are from 10:00am to 6:00pm with a cost of $10, while the final days’ hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm with no cost for admission. Ages three and up require a ticket to attend the show with autograph tickets to meet the guests sold separately.
Chelios, Fuhr and the Courtnall’s will be Saturday’s guests while Ranford and Hoglander
will take the stage on Sunday.
The Western Canada Collectibles Experience also features more than 200 vendor tables with collectibles dealers and retail merchandise available from all eras. Both Upper Deck – which will be doing their redemption program – and Heritage Auctions will be on site.
Goaltender Grant Fuh
r played 20 seasons in the NHL and was part of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty in the 1980s, helping
his hometown team capture five Stanley Cups. He was just the sixth goaltender to reach the 400-win plateau and finished his career with 403, which ranks him 12th. In 2003, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of
After starting his career with the Boston Bruins, Ranford was traded to the Oilers and helped the team win the Stanley Cup in both 1988 and 1990. In 1994, he helped backstop Canada to its first gold medal since 1961 at the World Championships. In total, he played 15 NHL seasons and finished with 240 career regular season victories.
Geoff Courtnall played more than 1,000 NHL games with five teams, including five-seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, where the Victoria native helped the team reach the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. Courtnall finished with 367 goals and 799 points.
Russ Courtnall was a first-round draft pick, selected seventh overall by Toronto in 1983. He joined his older brother Geoff for one season, playing for their home province Canucks. He scored 297 goals and 744 points over his 16-year career.
Drafted in the second round of the 1991 by the Montreal Canadiens, Chris Chelios played for three of the NHL’s Original Six franchises. A three-time Stanley Cup champion over his 26-season career, Chelios was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.
A second-round pick in 2019 by the Vancouver Canucks out of Sweden, Nils Hoglander scored in his NHL debut in 2021. Through his first 152 games, Hoglander has 29 goals and 59 points.