Pat Quinn, circa 1970: ‘Smiling graciously at one another at Exhibition Park are two of Vancouver’s sports, Pat Quinn of the Vancouver Canucks and Grangers Pride, one of the harness racing’s invitational pacers. Quinn had just finished jogging Grangers Pride, and he claimed later he’s interested in buying a standardbred he can train and race at Vancouver’s winter meet.’
Caustic and combative at times, iconic former coach gone too soon at age 71
There were dozens of occasions over the years when we writers were moved to compose paeans in praise of Pat Quinn, because he would quickly divine our column topic and fill in the blanks with great stories perfectly illustrating our point. Sometimes, not often, he even agreed with us, but that was beside the point. The stories were great anyway.
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