Hockey PEI Staff | June 27th

Hockey PEI is saddened to hear the passing of Charlottetown’s Billy Mulligan, a longtime supporter of our game at the age of 81.

In 1962-63, Billy played hockey with Saint Dunstan’s University, and led the team to a fourth-place finish in the nine-team league. He played centre on a line that led the league in scoring, and was selected as the league all-star.

Billy was the manager of the Charlottetown Forum Rink in the mid-’70s until the building closed in 1990 and was a true driving force behind the organization of fundraising events in support of Men’s Hockey at UPEI. In 1995, Billy first became involved alongside George Trainor to support the Panther’s fundraising efforts. Then, in 2006, along with others, he was asked to take control and promote the Booster Club activities, which he continued to support to this day.

Billy remained active in many other volunteer activities throughout our province. He coached and organized minor hockey in the community, contributing many hours to the Charlottetown Minor Hockey Association and Senior Hockey leagues.

Often working quietly behind the scenes, Billy’s volunteer efforts did not go unnoticed; He was acknowledged by Sport PEI, the City of Charlottetown, Charlottetown Minor Hockey Association, St. Dunstan’s Distinguished Alumni, and several other organizations during his lifetime.

Billy devoted much of his life to the sport of hockey, and for that, we will never forget his contributions and are forever grateful for his commitment to our game. Hockey PEI extends its condolences to Billy’s entire family and many friends.


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