A Night for Evan Bayko

On January 30th the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, will host their cross town rivals, the Calgary Mustangs, in what will be a memorable evening of celebration and hockey.

This past summer, defenseman Evan Bayko, a three year veteran with the Canucks, passed away tragically as a result of an epileptic seizure. The nineteen year old Calgarian had been diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 16, but was an active athlete excelling in numerous sports including baseball and hockey. Evan’s hockey career progressed from the Westwood Warriors, to the NEAA Northstars, Southern Alberta Selects, Banff Hockey Academy and finally at the Jr. A level, with the Calgary Canucks.

The Canucks and Mustangs hope to pack Max Bell Centre to capacity to celebrate the life and memory of Evan, while raising funds for the Epilepsy Association of Calgary and the Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Aware organization.

All profits from the 50/50 draw and special prize draws, as well as 50% of ticket sales will be donated to the Epilepsy associations in Evan’s name.

The game will be held at Max Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail S.E. on Monday, January 30th at 7:30pm.

Tickets will be on sale at all Canucks’ home games beginning Friday, December 2nd or can be ordered by email at: anightforevan@gmail.com.

Ticket prices are: Adults: $13 – Students & Seniors: $6. Kids 12 & under: free

For more information contact Canucks’ volunteers at 403-240-0853, or at anightforevan@gmail.com.