Honouring A Local Hockey Hero
A local hockey legend could be getting some recognition in Grand Forks. Yesterday in city council, Border Bruins Announcer Gerry Foster requested an honour in memory of Hall of Fame hockey player, Duncan McMillan “Mickey” MacKay. He won the Stanley Cup twice, he’s in the Hockey Hall of Fame, BC Hockey Hall of Fame, and much more. Mickey also spent a lot of time in Grand Forks especially after marrying the local postmaster. Border Bruins Announcer Gerry Foster says he supported the community!
He says it’s long overdue.
Foster adds that recognising Mickey could also prove inspiring to members of our local hockey scene.
Foster requested an honour in memory of Mickey MacKay. Some of his ideas included a names-sake lane way or road, and a ceremony. Council supported the suggestion to allow the project to progress and land on a future agenda. Duncan McMillan “Mickey” McKay passed in 1940, and Foster adds that Mickey still lays in Evergreen Cemetery.