Should be a great one tonight as the Dogs go for 2 in a row and the Caps look for their 6th in a row.
Don't forget, the first 900 fans in the doors tonight get CHEER STICKS. Also, anyone 21 and over is eligible to enter a draw for a trip for two to Las Vegas!!
Canada has won the Spengler Cup! Congrats to the team and to Curtis Joseph, one of my favorite tendies of all time. I hope someone in the NHL gives him a shot now.
DAVOS, Switzerland -- Canada has won the Spengler Cup.
Kirby Law and Ryan Keller scored in the second period to lift Canada to a 2-1 victory over Russian club Salavat Yulaev Ufa in the final of the five-team tournament on Monday morning.
Curtis Joseph was a standout in goal, allowing only Alexander Perezhogin's second-period tally for Ufa.
It was Canada's 11th Spengler Cup win since it began entering teams in 1984, but its first since 2003.
Canada used two breaks in the middle period to score.
Russian goaltender Alexander Eremenko had Simon Gamache's wrap-around attempt trapped against the goalpost before Law whacked at the puck and managed to get it over the line.
The goal stood up to video review, with the Russians arguing there should have been a whistle.
A Canadian turnover at the Ufa blueline let Perezhogin streak down and beat Joseph with a quick off-wing shot in the 10th minute.
But only a minute later, Keller scored for Canada.
(The Canadian Press)
Port Alberni kicks off 2008 as the host city for the BC Junior Men's and Women's Provincial Curling Championships, with action starting New Year's Day and going all the way through the week until the semis and finals on Sunday. Here's the schedule. Thanks to Stefanie Weber for keeping me in the loop.
What: BC Junior Men's and Women's Provincial Curling Championships
When: Jan 1 – Jan 6
Game times: Jan 1 630pm Opening Ceremonies
730pm Draw 1
Jan 2 9am Draw 2
2pm Draw 3
7pm Draw 4
Jan 3 9am Draw 5
2pm Draw 6
7pm Draw 7
Jan 4 9am Draw 8
1pm Draw 9
8pm Draw 10
Jan 5 9am Draw 11
1pm, 5pm, 9pm Tie Breakers if needed
Jan 6 9am Semi Finals
5pm Medal presentations and Closing Ceremonies
Tickets are $2 per game, $5 for a day pass and $20 for an event pass. All tickets are available at the door.________________________________________________________________
Lastly- Who says the Americans don't care about hockey? It's obvious that with the amount of American talent on the Bulldogs that the game is doing quite well, especially on the west coast. But they get FIRED UP in the SOUTH too. I got a kick out of this story that I stumbled onto this morning. It is written by Bill Tiller, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Great stuff, I got a kick out of it:
Boston, Carolina x2 & Travel Plans
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Bruins: Take Two
The Thrashers will end the 2007 calendar year in BAH-Stan to take on the Bruins for the second time in less than 48 hours. Fresh off Saturday night’s 5-0 beating, I’m sure the only thing the Bruins would dread more then face the Thrashers again is go for a drive with Ted Kennedy behind the wheel…thank you!
Prior to Saturday night’s game, New England Sports Network’s Rob Simpson had the following to say:
“An entertaining statistical sidebar tonight. Barring a Thrashers shutout, which we don’t expect this evening, the next Bruin to score will score the 18,000th goal in Bruin’s history”.
Needless to say, he broke all hockey protocol and jinxed his team! The Hockey Gods do frown on such things, you know. Hey Rob, the stat still stands! So what say you make the same comment later today prior to the game!
Na-Na-Na-Na, Hey-Hey-Hey…SHUT UP!
Apparently the NESN TV broadcasters that do the Bruins games, Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley, do not think the Atlanta hockey fans “get it” when it comes to NHL hockey. Why, you ask? Well, because when we were giving the Bruins an old-fashioned beat-down in Philips the other night, we failed to sing that insipid “Na-na-na-na, Hey-hey-hay…Good-bye” song.
Oh, of course! How silly of us! And, why…right here it is on page 102 of “America’s Single Standard for Hockey Orders and Lasting Etiquette”…the hockey fan’s official guide of behavior that was obviously written by Edwards and Brickley. From it I quote, “If the home team gains a point advantage that is seemingly insurmountable, the home crowd shall sing the ‘Na-na-na-na, hey-hey-hey, good-bye’ song in an attempt to taunt and shame the visiting team”. Well, there you go…needless to say a copy shall be distributed later this week at the next home game to all who attend.
So, if the Thrasher do indeed provide us with a repeat of last Saturday night’s smacking of the Bruins…sometime around the middle of the third period, that’s the last period of an ice hockey game, (seeing that none of us down here know squat about hockey)…stand up, face the north-northeast and, at the top of your lungs, shout it out loud!
“Na-na-na-na….Na-na-na-na…Hey-hey-hey…SHUT THE $%#@-UP….Jack and Andy!
I’ll be traveling to sunny Florida on New Year’s Day, returning home Sunday…in time for the Buffalo game. I’ll be working on the mid-season report card for our team and should be able to check in periodically…depending on what brand of civilization I will be afforded, dial-up or hacking into an unlocked aerial signal, (oops, did I say that)?
Anyway, I have a very special guest blogger lined up for you in my absence. My cousin Cletus from Alabama-stan has accepted my invitation and is anxiously awaiting his chance to provide his insight.
I especially enjoyed the shots directed at the Bruins guys, and cousin Cletus. Good stuff!
That's it for today. I look forward to seeing you at the game tonight or talking to you from the game tonight.
Speaking of tonight- Be SAFE be SMART, don't be a DUMMY and DON'T drink and drive. If you ARE a dummy, I laugh at the thought of you ringing in '08 in the clinker. I SHUDDER at the thought of you driving and hurting yourself and others. So PLEASE, call a cab, walk, crawl, roll, I don't care, DON'T DRIVE if you've had a drink. As expensive as a cab can be, it's no where near the cost of a DUI, from the fine to a lawyer to finding alternate transportation for a whole year. And you can't put a price on LIFE either.
Thanks as always for checking the blog!