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Tony Gallagher (b. 1948) and Mike Gasher (b. 1954), both Province sportswriters, recalled the remarkable Stanley Cup drive of the Vancouver Canucks at the end of the 1981-82 season in Towels, Triumph and Tears (Harbour, 1982, the story of how the 11th place Canucks challenged the New York Islanders for hockey supremacy in the Stanley Cup finals.

[BCBW 2003] "Sports"

Province publicity release (2005)

Tony Gallagher is the Province columnist focusing chiefly on the NHL, a league which he has covered extensively since he covered his first game in 1972.

Having covered 22 Stanley Cup finals including the Vancouver Canucks run in 1982, Gallagher is a vice-president of the Professional Hockey writers Association and one of the better known media people amongst players and management.

He was recruited by the Province when he graduated from UBC where he was writing for the campus paper in the late 60s and began working in hockey when the New Westminster Bruins of the WHL came west from Estevan, Sask. In 1972 he moved on to the WHA Vancouver Blazers and in 1976 became the paper's lone beat writer doing the Canucks. He was promoted to general columnist in 1987 and left the paper in 1989 to host a national, network open line radio show called 'Gallagher on Sport' on the Satellie radio network. He returned to the paper as NHL columnist two years later and also wrote extensively on the NBA. -- The Province