The Vancouver Canucks moved to their new home on October 9, 1995. GM Place saw its first regular season NHL hockey game, the Vancouver Canucks vs the Detroit Redwings. Mike Ridley scored the first Canucks regular season goal at GM Place, but the Detroit Redwings won the game, putting five pucks past Kirk Mclean that night. The score was 5-3.
I was at that game. I sat in Level 300, section 301 in the very last row. I attended the game with 5 other friends and although we were all the way up there, we didn’t miss a thing. That night, we all realized there wasn’t a bad seat in the house. This was going to be a great home for this team.
This season, the Canucks celebrate the #20in20 campaign. Celebrating twenty years of events at GM Place/Rogers Arena on twenty nights throughout the regular season. Many Canucks (and other event) memories over those 20 years. We will be sharing some of those moments throughout the season. Hopefully, it will conjure up some of your own memories at The Garage.
That’s Today in Canucks History, October 9, 1995.