Bob Reid

Bob Reid was a tremendous "behind-the-scenes" force in Victoria junior hockey and lacrosse. Bob, along with Doug Anderson and Bill Ferguson, went door-to-door selling shares that created the junior hockey Victoria Cougars in 1967, a franchise that went from the BCHL to the WHL and produced numerous NHL players. Bob had a long history with hockey. Not only did he play in the old Victoria Commercial League in the 1940s and 1950s, he also coached and refereed at all levels and became president of the Victoria Minor Hockey Association. As well, Bob had a great love for lacrosse. He was instrumental in resurrecting Junior lacrosse in Victoria and during his decade as general-manager of the Victoria McDonalds, he built a lacrosse dynasty that culminated with one of the greatest junior lacrosse teams ever assembled. They won the 1976 Minto Cup. In 1983, under the Esquimalt Legion team name, they repeated with a second national title. Bob's greatest achievement, however, in both hockey and lacrosse was in showing enough simple concern to want to turn out well-rounded young people.


Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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