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Vancouver Canucks mourn the loss of important member of the team

Published February 4, 2024 at 12:16
BY JOSH
The Vancouver Canucks are a team who are proud to share their heavy involvement in the local community. This includes a very important part worship with BC Guide Dogs. A program where the team works to support the development of training of guide dogs for the visually impaired.

After the partnership she team had a guide dog named Ryp, named after the late Rick Rypien who passed away at just 27-years-old back in 2012.

Unfortunately today the Canucks took to their X page to announce the passing of "Ryp" who passed away suddenly at just 2-years-old.

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Ryp's sudden passing late last week.


An incredibly special member of our Canucks family through our partnership with BC Guide Dogs. You and your legacy will not be forgotten ❤️



The Canucks introduced the Team Dog, Ryp, before the 2022-23 season and he represented the ultimate teammate. When they announced Ryp, the Canucks shared that he would be trained as a service dog to work with a visually impaired client, a child with autism, or a veteran/First Responder living with OSI-PTSD.

Our thoughts go out to the Canucks Family at this time.
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