Eagles alum Shea Weber gets B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame call

Jim Hughson, chair of the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame, speaks with Sicamous Eagles alum Shea Weber, who was in Penticton today for the announcement of his induction as part of the 2024 class. BC Hockey Hall of Fame photo

Sicamous Eagles alum Shea Weber (2000-02) was announced as part of the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame 2024 class along with his Montreal Canadiens teammate Carey Price.

Weber, selected 49th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2003 NHL Draft, is one of hockey’s finest all-around defencemen. He played his minor hockey and started his junior career in his hometown of Sicamous.

Among his many accomplishments, Weber won Olympic gold with Team Canada in Weber received the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2015-16 and has 589 career regular season points with the Predators and Montreal Canadiens in 1,038 career games. He added 42 points in 97 career Stanley Cup playoff games, helping the Canadiens reach the Stanley Cup Final.

“It’s really a big honour being a B.C. boy in a small town of Sicamous,” said Weber, who won a Memorial Cup with the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets. “I was lucky to play my whole minor hockey and junior career in B.C. and to get this call definitely means a lot.” 

He is honoured to join the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame, especially looking at the names before him, “it definitely makes you feel special.”

Tickets will be on sale on March 15 through the SOEC box office and through Valleyfirsttix.com. The induction ceremony will be held in Penticton on July 19.