Hockey Masters Series - Abbott - Desjardins (1)

VMHA hosts Hockey Master Series featuring Willie Desjardins and Jon Abbott

The Vancouver Minor Hockey Association is pleased to present, Hockey Master Series “An evening with Willie Desjardins” hosted by Jon Abbott from TSN. Join us on Tuesday January 19 at 7:30 pm as Coach Willie Desjardins and Jon Abbott discuss current trends in the game today and the importance of minor hockey in Canada.   We look forward to sharing this incredible evening with you.

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Willie Desjardins

Willie Desjardins is an accomplished veteran coach who has won several accolades including the Canadian Hockey League’s Coach of the Year during 2005-06, coaching Team Canada U20 World Junior Team to a gold medal in 2008-09 and a silver medal in 2009- 10, winning the American Hockey League Coach of the Year in 2012-13, coaching the Texas Stars to a Calder Cup in 2013-14 and coaching Team Canada to an Olympic Bronze Medal and a Spengler Cup in 2017-18. He has also been a head coach in the NHL coaching the Vancouver Canucks from 2014 to the 2017 and he was the interim head coach of the Los Angeles Kings in 2018- 19.


Jon Abbott

Jon Abbott entered his first season providing radio play-by-play and broadcast coverage for the Vancouver Canucks; sharing the booth with John Shorthouse on TSN 1040 and across the Canucks Radio Network. The Seneca College graduate has prior professional experiences, including acting as the voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies, as well as covering the Ottawa Senators. Before hitting the professional ranks, Abbott plied his trade in the Ontario Hockey League with stops in London, Toronto and Ottawa. Beginning as a broadcaster at age 16, his play-by-play path has also led him to call games at the Calder Cup Championships, IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, OHL Championships and the World Under-17 Hockey Championship.


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