Former Kelowna hockey player dies after battle with ALS

Mitch Wilson was born in Kelowna and was 57 when he died

Former Kelowna hockey player Mitch Wilson, who played for the Kelowna Buckaroos in 1980, died this past Saturday.

According to a Facebook page, Wilson died after a long battle with ALS.

“Thank you to everyone for your support through this difficult time. Mitch fought this battle the best he knew how & did so with courage,” said the Facebook page.

READ MORE: Police dog helps track down car thief in Kelowna

READ MORE: Toddler sustains serious injuries after falling from Rutland balcony

Wilson was born in Kelowna and played two season with the Buckaroos before moving on in his professional hockey career. He spent time in the BC Junior Hockey League, the WHL, the CHL, the AHL, the ECHL and NHL.

He played 26 NHL games split between the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins and registered five points and 104 penalty minutes. He played over 800 games in his hockey career.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

That’s a wrap: 55+ BC Games conclude

The ending ceremonies to the week-long games were Saturday at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

Kelowna author releases 2nd book with stories of overcoming personal trauma

The launch for Diana Reyers’ Trauma to Recovery comes to Kelowna Sept. 21

West Kelowna Warriors get 1st win of season

It was an 8-5 victory over the Langley Rivermen Friday night

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Road block was costly legal battle for Summerland

Resolving Garnet Valley dispute took six years

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: Penticton fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

Most Read