Tyson Giuriato was many wonderful things. He was a son, a brother, an uncle, a common-law partner, a friend, a dog-dad, a hockey player, a journalist and an avid Seattle Seahawks fan–just to name a few. Most importantly, Tyson was a person who was loved and admired beyond measure. He had an infectious laugh, a hilariously dry sense of humour and an enormous energy that could fill an arena. In August 2020, Tyson sadly passed away, but his memory will live on through the stories of family and friends.
Tyson’s childhood was filled with his enthusiasm for hockey. From an early age, Tyson played representative hockey on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Each week, Tyson would dedicate time to tracking player stats from all the local rep leagues, monitoring every single player’s achievements. Tyson’s parents still have a collection of these stats as a reminder of his passion for the sport.
Another one of Tyson’s favourite childhood activities was attending hockey camp. Tyson was always eager to strap on his skates and improve his skills as an athlete. What he didn’t realize was that those long, hard practices and tedious drills at hockey camps helped to shape him as an exceptional person. At only 15 years old, Tyson packed up his gear and joined the Banff Hockey Academy in Alberta, where he made lifelong friends from all over the world while playing the game he loved.
After school, with the utmost encouragement and support from his long-term girlfriend, Tyson pursued a successful career in hockey journalism, where he wrote articles for both Hockey Canada and his favourite NHL team, the Vancouver Canucks. Tyson joined the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) in 2013 as the Director of Media and Communications. During his time with the CSSHL, Tyson played a pivotal role in growing the league from 22 teams in British Columbia and Alberta, to 84 teams across Canada. His knowledge of the game, willingness to engage with the student athletes and ability to track alumni success both on and off the ice were undeniable, securing Tyson as a key component and an irreplaceable part of the league.
To honour Tyson’s passion and contributions to the game of hockey, it excites his family and the CSSHL community to announce the Tyson Giuriato Hockey Camp Scholarship. The Tyson Giuriato Hockey Camp Scholarship will give families the opportunity to send their children to a summer hockey camp of their choice. Whether your 7 to 14 year old child is currently playing the game or would like to try the game by attending a summer hockey camp, all are encouraged to apply.
To learn more, apply or donate to the Tyson Giuriato Hockey Camp Scholarship, please click here.