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BBHAF making a difference.

Kicking off the CIS

BBHAF (official charity of the CIS National Championship) was very proud to have attended last night’s gala awards. Even more proud to have been able to welcome each team with a gift from the BBHAF of two collectible pieces from the talented Hal Jones

These beautiful prints will be available at Hal’s booth all weekend at the Scotiabank Centre


JD Hines (Sobey’s Gift Card Recipient)

BBHAF (Rick Fraughton) presenting SMU equipment manager JD Hines with a Sobey’s Gift Card

Rick Fraughton and JD Hines

Rick Fraughton and JD Hines

BBHAF Grant Presentation in


Rebecca Johnson (middle) receives a 2014 Bob Boucher Hockey Assistance Grant from Anne Boucher (right) and granddaughter Laura Dixon ( left.)

BBHAF Supports South Shore Mustangs Major Midget Hockey

BBHAF Supports South Shore Mustangs Major Midget Hockey

Mike Belliveau of the South Shore Mustangs Major Midget Hockey Team Executive receives a BBHAF grant from Chuck LeCain. The grant money will enable the Mustangs to purchase video equipment in their new rink,The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre, to enhance the coaching and learning experiences for players and coaches in the South Shore area.

Bob Boucher Hockey Assistance Fund Reception

A large and enthusiastic crowd of more than 225 people gathered in the Maritime Room beside the Halifax Forum on Friday February 1, 2013 to remember Coach Bob Boucher. The event was a fundraiser for the Bob Boucher Hockey Assistance Fund, which was founded in 2011 to support the game of hockey through the memory of Bob Boucher.

Winner  Ken Jarvis

Carl Boswick & Ken Jarvis



The evening featured two main draw prizes, one an original Hal Jones painting of a Dalhousie and SMU game and the other an elaborately framed an autographed picture and jersey of Bobby Orr. A silent auction was held as well. The winners of these two prizes were Ken Jarvis and .

All proceeds from the event are used to continue the good work of the BBHAF in promoting hockey in Nova Scotia at all levels.

The evening also provided an opportunity for old team mates, friends and rivals to meet once again.

Supporters of the event included many former university players but also a large number of the Bob Boucher coached Dartmouth Moosehead Mounties.

The event was scheduled to run from 5-7:00 pm prior to the SMU vs. Dalhousie hockey game but many conversations simply continued on from the Maritime Room to the Forum.

The organizing committee would like to thank those supporters who generously donated money, auction items, and services as well as all those that attended the event. Without this commitment the BBHAF would not exist.

The organizing committee is also beginning to work on the next event and we ask everyone to come back for news of the event as well as the work being done by the BBHAF.

More About the BBHAF

Bob Boucher was a major contributor to the development of the game of hockey throughout his life. As Pat Quinn reminded us about his old Assistant Coach in Philadelphia; “Bob was instrumental in setting up our National Coaches Accreditation System, through his writings on the game and the development of the coaches’ level system. He has influenced the thinking of hockey across Canada, but yet, while always the consummate teacher, passing on his knowledge, he was always the student, hungry to know more of the game and those who played it.”

What perhaps few people know is that Bob Boucher, who passed away in 2004, is still making an impact on the development of the game through an organization known as the Bob Boucher Hockey Assistant Fund.

The fund was modestly started three years ago by four of his former players, Carl Boswick, Rick Fraughton, Chuck LeCain and Bob Warner. Since its inception, the BBHAF has dispersed funds they have raised throughout the many different levels of hockey in Canada. BBHAF grants can be awarded to individual players, coaches or organizations that promote the game of hockey.

Although Bob Boucher is quickly remembered for his thirteen years at the helm of the SMU Huskies, he also coached in Nova Scotia Junior ‘A’ with the Cole Harbor Colts; Major Junior Hockey with the Windsor Spitfire; American Hockey League with Larry Kish and the Nova Scotia Oilers, Intermediate and Senior Hockey with the Dartmouth Metro Mounties and as a hockey school founder, organizer and instructor with the famous SMU Camp of Champions.

Although the founders represent just a few years at the very beginning of Bob Boucher’s contribution to Hockey in Nova Scotia, current additions have now bridged the ‘chronological gap’ as well as the ‘institutional gap’ and incorporates former players coaches and managers like Chris Conrad, Tyler Naugler, Richard Bishop and friends of Bob Boucher from a number of different levels of hockey, as well as people who simply want to help in the development of the game of hockey. Funds raised to date have been the result of two very successful dinners at the WTCC the first of which Ken Dryden was the guest speaker.

This year’s fund raising venture will take place at the Halifax Forum on Friday, February, 1, 2013. Tickets for this event can be purchased for $20.00 which includes admission to the social held in the Maritime Room in the Forum Complex before the game, admission to the SMU-DAL hockey game, food, beverage, as well as a chance to win the premier lottery prize, an original Hal Jones acrylic SMU vs. DAL hockey action painting (39 1/2” x 31 1/2”) Additionally, ten (10) lucky winners will win an artist proof of the painting.

In addition, an elaborately framed autographed Bobby Orr picture at Fenway Park’s Winter Classic will also be drawn. Silent auction items include a limited edition (87) Sydney Crosby Olympic print with autographed puck; a vintage autographed Bobby Hull stick, a vintage Toronto Maple Leaf team signed stick and other hockey memorabilia as well as two box seats to two different Moosehead games (4 tickets in all).

More prizes info to come

Ticket sales are limited to 750 tickets. If you can’t attend, but would like to support the work of the BBHAF and enter the lottery draw by purchasing a ticket(s) or you would like more information about this year’s event you can contact us directly at (902) 457-0700 or More information about the BBHAF and its works can be obtained by visiting www.

Proud Sponsor of Nova Scotia Hockey Prospects

BBHAF is proud to be a sponsor of the great Nova Scotia Hockey Prospects team.

Nova Scotia Hockey Prospects

Joshua Thompson – Quintessentially Canadian

Joshua Thompson is an example of the quintessential Canadian 8 year old hockey player.

He started skating at the age of 2 at the Devonshire Arena in Halifax, where he went for afternoon skates with his Grandfather, parents and sister. He quickly fell in love with the game, and began to play with his hockey stick, pucks and balls at every opportunity in the basement of the family home. He became a fan of Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at an early age, and went to see Sidney Crosby in Cole Harbour at the Stanley Cup parade in July of 2009.
He has completed four years of organized winter hockey, starting with IP in Grade Primary, and completing his second year of Novice with a team called the Piranhas. He is a two-way player, and enjoys defense as much as offense. He has great hands, and a great head for the game.

He has been participating in a Spring Hockey Program thanks to the Bob Boucher Fund as a member of Welsh’s Warriors. The team is made up of players born in 2003 from the Halifax and Bedford area. He has learned valuable lessons regarding hockey and teamwork, and has continued to get good exercise that helps him stay healthy.

Thanks very much to the Bob Boucher Fund, from all of Joshua’s family and friends.

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BBHAF assists a Huskie

Bob Warner, Cam Fergus & Carl Boswick

BBHAF assisting a Tiger

Bobby Nadeau & Carl Boswick