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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

HOCKEY COMMUNITY MOURNS THE PASSING OF GRAHAM TUER


Regina Pats honoured builder Graham Tuer passed away Tuesday morning in Regina at age 87.

Our condolences go out to the Tuer family.

Here is Graham's bio from his Regina Sports Hall of Fame induction in 2012:

Graham Tuer (builder; hockey) -- involved in hockey for 50-plus years; coached and/or managed hockey teams at every level of minor and junior hockey in Saskatchewan; member of Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League board since 1982; helped create provincial hockey’s development model in 2007; involved in Western Prospects development camp; always looking at what’s fairest for the athletes involved -- served as assistant general manager/director of player personnel with WHLs Regina Pats; manager of Regina Pat Canadians for national championship in 1987-88; scouted for numerous WHL teams and NHL Central Scouting -- Regina Pats “builder recognition’’ in 2008; WHL Distinguished Service Award in 2009-10; SaskSport volunteer-of-the-year in 2008; Hockey Regina Bantam AA tournament named in his honour in 2007.

* Graham and Willy Cole were the reason I joined the Regina Pats in 1995 and I owe him so much. This was a huge loss for the Regina hockey community.

RP
@rodpedersen

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Graham was such a nice man. I used to coach Bantam Tier 1 hockey in Regina and one year I invited Graham to come out and chat with the players about the WHL draft, other junior hockey options, U.S. college hockey, etc. He was just fantastic with everyone.

Robb

Rally Driver said...

So sorry to hear. One of the nicest, most genuine people on the planet. Traded zingers with him on the 16th, at the rink. He was in fine form and looking forward to the upcoming hockey season and filling a role with Central Scouting. My condolences to the family.

Anonymous said...

Graham you were such an awesome amazing guy whom I was able to meet and talk with on many occasions .You were a wonderfull hockey mind and a great great person you will be missed R.I.P MR .TUER.

Anonymous said...

Graham was as much of an institution in his own neighbourhood as he was in hockey circles. I recall when we moved into our neighbourhood 34 years ago he and another neighbor came across the street and asked me what cars she should expect to see in our driveway..it was at that moment I realized that we had chosen a good neighbourhood that watches out for others. We will miss the "Mayor of 29 th Avenue. My wife and I were able to have one more good visit with him less that a month before he passed away. Even at that time he had his trademark sense of humour that I and Graham would just feed off each other.

We'll miss ya Graham but I am sure that Verna is overjoyed to see you again.

John & Rose