Feb. 5, 2021

UCalgary alumni bolster support of Dinos men's hockey

3rd Assist Club leadership works to deepen connections between the community and our hockey program
Terry Johnson (middle row, third player from right) played one season with the Dinos, 1978-79
Terry Johnson (middle row, third player from right) played one season with the Dinos, 1978-79

More than 40 years after he first stepped onto the ice for the Dinos, Terry Johnson finds himself drawn back to the University of Calgary – again.

After stints as a player, then an assistant coach a decade later, Johnson, BComm ’91, is leading an effort to consolidate and formalize alumni support for the Dinos men’s hockey team, and he’s drawing on the experience of successful alumni organizations in other sports in doing so.

It’s no secret that external support is critical to competitive success in Canadian university sport. With guidance from football’s 5th Quarter Association and basketball’s Sixth Man Club, the 3rd Assist Club aims to bring that winning formula to the men’s hockey team.

“We’re going to create a meaningful network for alumni and supporters,” he says, “a vehicle through which we can make contributions, network and leverage off each other.”

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