From: The Calgary Sun
by Billy Powers
This is a tough story to write because it involves a good friend who is losing a battle for his life. Former University of Denver Pioneer George Morrison, who helped deliver two national championships to DU in the late Sixties, found out recently he has a brain tumor that his friends says is inoperable. He has asked there be no visitors but hopes those who would think of attending the service would simply raise a glass in remembrance instead and, if they so desire, make a donation to the Union College hockey program care of Union College in Schenectady, New York.
He led the Pioneers to the NCAA championship in 1969. He was not drafted by the National Hockey League but signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues, playing 73 games and collecting 25 points.
In 1972, the speedy forward was drafted by the fledgling World Hockey Association's Minnesota Fighting Saints and had his best year as a pro in '73-'74, scoring 40 goals and adding 38 assists in 73 games. He jumped to the Calgary Cowboys in 1974 and, in two seasons, played 142 games, scoring 36 goals and adding 51 points.
A two-time WHA All-Star, Morrison’s stick is in the Hockey Hall of Fame for scoring three goals in only 43 seconds against Vancouver.
In recent years he helped bring the Nationwide Golf Tour event to Calgary.
One friend said: "If you've ever prayed for a miracle, pray for one now." Our prayers are with an old friend.