Reaugh, Nachbauer receive B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame awards

Former Kamloops Blazers goalie and WHL coach receive B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame awards

B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame

B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame

The BC Hockey Hall of Fame (BCHHF) announced that Daryl Reaugh has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Bernie Pascall Media Award.

Reaugh just completed his 20th season as colour analyst for the Dallas Stars. The Prince George native has also worked on the national stage with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, NBC Sports Network, ABC, ESPN, FOX and Versus. Reaugh also provided colour commentary for the EA Sports video games NHL ’98 and NHL ’99.

“It’s an honour to be receiving the Bernie Pascall Award and be recognized by my home province for a vocation I truly love, within the sport that has guided my life and given me so much,” said Reaugh in a press release.

A two-time WHL All-Star with Kamloops, Reaugh was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round, 42nd overall, at the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.

The Bernie Pascall Media Award is presented annually to an individual in the media who demonstrates commitment and dedication to the promotion within the game of hockey.

Pascall, a 2006 BCHHF inductee, has a broadcasting career spanning more than 40 years. Pascall spent multiple years as the voice of the Vancouver Canucks on BCTV and covered six Olympic Games, including play-by-play of the historic “Miracle on Ice” game between the United States and Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid for CTV.

The BCHHF also named Don Nachbaur the inaugural recipient of the Pat Quinn Coaching Award.

Nachbaur has spent the past six seasons as head coach of the Western Hockey League’s Spokane Chiefs. Born in Kitimat and raised in Prince George, Nachbaur previously spent one season as the head coach of the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators, six as the head coach of the WHL’s Tri-City Americans and six as the head coach of the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds.

“I am truly humbled and honoured to be the first recipient of the Pat Quinn Coaching Award,” said Nachbaur. “To be mentioned in the same breath as Pat Quinn is quite overwhelming. As a coach, I can only hope to impact people as Pat did in his life. It is with much respect and gratitude to accept this recognition.”

Nachbaur is the only coach in history to be named WHL Coach of the Year with three teams, having won the award with the Thunderbirds in 1995, Americans in 2008 and the Chiefs in 2011.

The Pat Quinn Award was established in 2015 and is presented annually to an individual, regardless of their level of coaching, that helps and shares excellence by educating players in the sport of hockey. Inducted into the BCHHF in 2002, Quinn enjoyed an extensive NHL career as a player, coach and executive that spanned over three decades. He passed away in November 2014 at the age of 71.


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