Jason Botchford (Screenshot via The Province)

Popular Vancouver Canucks reporter Jason Botchford dies at 48

Much-loved writer focused on the Vancouver NHL team, with bylines across the country

Well-known Vancouver sports reporter Jason Botchford has died at the age of 48.

According to a statement from his family Wednesday morning, the longtime Vancouver Canucks journalist died of apparent heart failure.

Botchford, originally from Aurora, Ont., became popular for his coverage of the National Hockey League team, first at the Vancouver Province, and then The Athletic Vancouver, TSN Radio and television.

Among sports fans, he was best known for his post-game reports – first called “The Provies” and then “The Athletties” – and his edgy commentary and plugged-in insight.

He leaves behind three children and his wife, Kathryn Botchford.

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