Brogan Rafferty

Brogan Rafferty

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/192 lbs
Born: Dundee, Illinois
Draft: Undrafted
Shoots: R
  • Vancouver's Rio Theatre stays afloat by ditching movies for sports

    Vancouver's Rio Theatre stays afloat by ditching movies for sports

    The saga around Vancouver's Rio Theatre took yet another twist on Saturday as it reopened as a sports bar to circumvent provincial health regulations which mandate movie theatres to close. It's the latest creative ploy by owner Corrine Lea to keep the indie theatre in its historic building open. "Our marquee says 'screw the arts, we're a sports bar now.' And that's because the arts are getting screwed," she said. Lea does not agree with an order from the provincial health officer that bars the gathering for events such as movies to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Lea said it's unfair that bars and restaurants can stay open, while theatres like hers had to close late last year. "To see all these bars open, and especially sports bars that are playing Canucks games on their big screens, their TV screens, it was really a slap in the face," she said. The Rio Theatre has a liquor licence and so is able to serve beverages such as beer to patrons booking seats to now watch sports like hockey, football and UFC fighting. Watch what Rio Theatre patrons think about their neighbourhood theatre becoming a sports bar: Lea said the hardest part of the transition was figuring out what sports to show. "We were all googling the NFL and the NHL, trying to figure out, what are these sports things?" she said. Just two years ago a seven-month fundraising campaign, which drew the support of people like actor Ryan Reynolds, saved the theatre from redevelopment. Lea said the theatre is complying will all provincial health regulations required for it to operate as a bar as it endures yet another period of uncertainty. On Saturday though, health inspectors showed up at the theatre asking for some last minutes changes, which Lea said she wasn't able do. "We're going ahead ... and I guess we'll be hearing from the health authorities," she said.

  • The Canadian Press

    Ottawa faces Vancouver, seeks to stop 4-game slide

    Ottawa Senators (1-3-1, seventh in the North Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (2-5-0, sixth in the North Division) Vancouver, British Columbia; Monday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa heads into the matchup against Vancouver after losing four games in a row. Vancouver finished 36-27-6 overall and 11-8-1 in division action in the 2019-20 season. The Canucks averaged 31.2 shots per game last season on the way to scoring 3.2 goals per game. Ottawa finished 25-34-12 overall and 9-9-5 in division play during the 2019-20 season. Goalies for the Senators did not record a shutout last season while compiling a .900 save percentage. The teams meet Monday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Canucks: None listed. Senators: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • Perry scores in debut, Habs improve to 4-0-2 on road swing
    The Associated Press

    Perry scores in debut, Habs improve to 4-0-2 on road swing

    Corey Perry scored in his first game with Montreal and the Canadiens beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Saturday night to conclude a stellar season-opening trip. Montreal improved to 4-0-2, joining the 1968-69 Canadiens as the only teams in NHL history to open a season with six road games and get at least a point in each of them. Perry was promoted off the taxi squad to replace Joel Armia, who was concussed by a hit from Vancouver's Tyler Myers as the Canadiens trounced the Canucks 7-3 on Thursday.