Wow @Naz thanks! Yes Paul Fricker, I remember his name, though I never met him. He was my friend's boss. He played golf. He also had a lacrosse line too for a while.
After posting I did a little research and thought perhaps Glenn Miller and the Miller in Delta (not Surrey) were two different companies because Glenn Miller appears to be in Michigan.
Back in the 1980s there used to be a lot of hockey magazines, I remember one called "Great Goalies" that I would beg my mum to buy me at WH Smith Books. And I used to go to Save-On-Foods and read Grant Fuhr's "Fuhr on Goaltending" because they didn't have it at the library. I would collect O-Pee-Chee hockey cards and I loved the goalies, I remember Daniel Berthiaume, John Vanbiesbrouck, Pete Peters, Mike Liut, Bob Mason, John Hayward, Pokey Reddick, Troy Gamble, Ron Tugnutt and others because I though the equipment was so cool. I remember after Les Canadiens won the Cup in 1986 we all worshipped Patrick Roy and he was on the cover of O-Pee-Chee sticker book.
One year the Esso gas station had a sticker album of all the greatest players and so that's where we had to get gas. My very first hockey game was in March of 1987, Oilers visiting Canucks at Pacific Coliseum, ticket bought at Esso (yes, in the 1980s you could buy Canucks tickets at Esso!) and my two favourite players, Gretzky and Kurri, both scored twice.
I didn't play ice hockey as a child but we all played road hockey in Vancouver, and I saved-up and bought D&R goalie pads, blocker and catcher from a store called the Goalnet in North Vancouver. The owner let me take two old catalogs, one Cooper and one D&R. I used to stare at them for hours imagining having all those cool gloves and shin pads and hockey pants. When I was a teenager I got a job as a housekeeper at GM Place and with one of my first paycheques bought hockey equipment, it was like being nine years old all over again. I went to all the hockey stores that my mum didn't let me go into (Larry's Skate Shop, Time Out Sports, Cyclone Taylor's, Hogarth's Sport Check) and carefully selected each piece of equipment.
Sorry for this nostalgic trip down memory lane of Vancouver in the 1980s and 1990s...