Canucks Icon Tom Larscheid Retiring

Joseph TrentonAnalyst IIIJuly 29, 2010

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 11:  A pair of Vancouver Canucks fans sit in the stands after the Canucks lost 5-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals and the series 4-2 during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 11, 2010 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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Canucks long-time colour analyst, Tom Larscheid announced that he is retiring at the age of 70, as he now has served the Canucks community for over 33-years. He wears his heart on his sleeves night in night out, and he definitely shows a lot of passion when the Canucks hit the ice.

Larscheid was a smallish runningback in his early years and moved to BC to be the radio announcer for BC Lions football. Four years later, Tom became the colour man for Jim Robson as the Canucks voice. Robson is followed by Jim Hughson, and John Shorthouse. He is definitely a treat to listen to.

During his interview, he said, "My only regret is I never got to say: 'The Vancouver Canucks are Stanley Cup champions.'"

Canucks fans will miss Tom Larscheid and his classic laughter; however, we will forever remember his great hockey games. Oct.9, 2010, the radio station invited Tom to do his final game, and Canucks will celebrate their first 40, which Tom contributed significantly.


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