Photos: Bieksa’s Buddies raise $200,000 for Vancouver charities

 

Kevin Bieksa and his team of Buddies raised $100,000 for three Vancouver charitieswith ticket sales for their game against UBC Thunderbirds Wednesday, and that amount was matched by Burnaby crooner Michael Bublé. Canuck Place Hospice, Canucks Autism Network and Canucks Family Education Centre will all benefit from the $200,000.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Thrill of the night for Canucks fans as Michael Buble climbed into the stands to sign autographs during the Bieksa's Buddies Charity hockey game at the U.B.C. Thunderbird arena on October 17, 2012.</div>
 

Thrill of the night for Canucks fans as Michael Buble climbed into the stands to sign autographs during the Bieksa's Buddies Charity hockey game at the U.B.C. Thunderbird arena on October 17, 2012.

Photograph by: Mark van Manen, PNG

 
<div id="page1">Thrill of the night for Canucks fans as Michael Buble climbed into the stands to sign autographs during the Bieksa's Buddies Charity hockey game at the U.B.C. Thunderbird arena on October 17, 2012.</div>
Thrill of the night for Canucks fans and Michael Buble during the Bieksa's Buddies Charity hockey game (here with kids from his charities) at the U.B.C. Thunderbird arena in Vancouver on October 17, 2012. All proceeds from the sold out game will benefit Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Canucks Family Education Centre, and Canucks Autism Network.
Thrill of the night for Canucks fans and Michael Buble during the Bieksa's Buddies Charity hockey game at the U.B.C. Thunderbird arena in Vancouver on October 17, 2012. All proceeds from the sold out game will benefit Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Canucks Family Education Centre, and Canucks Autism Network.
Thrill of the night for Canucks fans as goalie Corey Schneider signs autogaphs  during the Bieksa's Buddies Charity hockey game  at the U.B.C. Thunderbird arena on October 17, 2012.
Hockey-starved fans Grace Dunford, Shauni Karbowiak, Fanoula Petrou, and Ashley Lang came from Port Coquitlam to see Bieksa&#8217;s Buddies charity hockey game against the UBC Thunderbirds. The $100,000 proceeds from the sold-out game &#8212; which were matched by celebrity player Micheal Buble &#8212; will go to Canuck Place Children&#8217;s Hospice, Canucks Family Education Centre, and Canucks Autism Network.
Canuck and charity game organizer Kevin Bieksa (left) with pal Michael Bubl&#233; before the game.
Henrik Sedin makes his way to the ice
Bieksa's Buddies players celebrate a late come back.
It's not all tense on the bench.
Vancouver Canuck goaltender Cory Schneider prepares to go out onto the ice.
B.C. Lion Paul McCallum drops the puck to start the game.
Vancouver Canucks Dan Hamhuis, left to right, Kevin Bieksa and Cory Schneider share a laugh prior to the Bieksa's Buddies charity hockey game.
Kevin Bieksa skates onto the ice at the U.B.C. Thunderbird arena Wednesday.
The $100,000 proceeds from the sold-out game &#8212; which were matched by celebrity player Micheal Buble &#8212; will go to Canuck Place Children&#8217;s Hospice, Canucks Family Education Centre, and Canucks Autism Network.
Ryan Kesler coaching from the bench during the charity hockey game.
Henrik Sedin stretches his legs during the charity hockey game Wednesday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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