It is with tremendous sadness that Vancouver Minor Hockey has learned of the passing of former Director of Hockey Johnny Mahovlich. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends


Johnny served as our Director for four great years. He was a mentor, teacher, coach and above all, a friend to hundreds of young players and families


Johnny had a true gift as a coach.  His ability to teach the skills of the game, and push players to work harder than they ever have, all with smiles on their faces, was unmatched in our sport. No matter their age or skill level, Johnny had an amazing ability to connect with young players and helped in rounding them into young adults


VMHA is grateful for the endless hours on and off ice that Johnny gave to our community. He is forever a member of our East Van family

The family would love your photos and/or stories of Johnny and can be sent to

Johnny – Message from His Family



The VMHA Board will have further updates on a membership event to remember Johnny shortly – please refrain from hosting your own event – there will be further communication about this very soon