From rugby to hockey and water polo, the Beukebooms make their mark

A look at Canadian rugby forward Tyson Beukeboom and her family sporting ties:

— Her father, Jeff Beukeboom, played 13 seasons in the NHL with Edmonton and the New York Rangers. He won three Stanley Cups with the Oilers (1987, ‘88 and ‘90) and one with the Rangers (1994).

— Her brother Brock played in the ECHL and abroad in Austria, Denmark and Scotland.

— Cousins Brett and Matt Beukeboom both represented Canada in rugby. Their father, John Beukeboom, won the 1979 Memorial Cup as a defenceman with the Peterborough Petes. An eighth-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings, he went on to spend six seasons in the minors, where he collected more than 1,000 penalty minutes.

— Three cousins played on the Canadian women’s water polo team.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 9, 2024

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