Score For Cancer: Port Moody hockey player’s fundraiser nears $100,000

Ryan Tattle’s Junior “A” career is over, but funds continue to pour in for his Score For Cancer campaign.

A local hockey star’s fundraiser reaches new heights.

Ryan Tattle, outgoing captain of the Coquitlam Express, is nearing a milestone in his season-long fundraiser for cancer research – $100,000.

As of April 17, a total of $94,862 has been accrued for the Port Moody product. Score For Cancer Campaign.

The update was announced Tuesday, May 3, more than three weeks after the Chilliwack Chiefs knocked the Express out of the 2022 BCHL playoffs in seven games.

Tattle, who has partnered with the Tri-Cities Hockey Club and the Canadian Cancer Society to make fundraising possible, has set a June 1 deadline for donations, which will officially close his junior career. A” on and off the ice.

His mother was affected by cancer, as well as his former teammate Greg Lapointe in his battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The University of Connecticut (UCONN) NCAA athlete in the fall thinks no one should have to live in fear as the Canadian Cancer Society says one in two people are diagnosed with cancer During his life.

“It was overwhelming. I expected it to go well, but I’m extremely overwhelmed with the support I’ve had from family and friends, even guys across the league,” Tattle said. in a previous interview with BCHL Podcast.

“It’s been heartwarming and I’m extremely proud and excited.”

The 20-year-old’s campaign root started with people making regular donations for every point he recorded in his senior year.

He finished with 60 points in 52 games, including 23 goals and 37 assists, which was the most among Coquitlam Express players and 12th in the BCHL for the 2021-22 season.

Tattle kept the playoff bandwagon going with six points in seven games, highlighted by a hat trick at home in Game 4 against the Chiefs.

The Coquitlam Express also raised $20,011.96 overnight after dedicating their Feb. 26 home game against Victoria to Tattle’s cause, which included auctioning off special jerseys worn during the game.

Tattle capitalized on the opportunity by scoring four goals in the third period to erase a two-goal deficit and claim a 6-3 victory at the Poirier Sports and Recreation Complex.

If you would like to make a contribution to the campaign, you can visit Tattle’s Score for Cancer website.

Catherine J. Martinez