Richard (Rico) REAY


  • Nationality: Canada


    Shoots: Left


    Nickname: “Rico”

    Quote: “For the record, Babcock has always been a dick to his fourth liners. I know, I know.”

    Rico used to play center but now excels on defense; “no further explanation required,” he said. He joined the Tokyo Canadians to forge connections with like-minded individuals. His favorite events include team TCHC parties with 100s of guests and the Bangkok Tournaments, which have always been an adventurous experience.

    Back in the day, Rico played in the BCJHL (now BCHL) for the Summerland Buckaroos and the Kelowna Packers. He also played a season for the University of Lethbridge, then coached by the infamous Mike Babcock, hence the quote above and the book written below.

    Outside of hockey, Rico continues to live in Chiba, Japan, and is the owner and operator of My Tokyo Guide, where he runs tours for climbers on Mt. Fuji as well as river rafting and other outdoor adventures.

    Rico is also an author with two books published:

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