Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Thank you Juniors!...and seniors

This past Saturday, Canada beat Sweden 3-2 in the gold medal game of the world junior hockey championship. That makes four straight gold medals!

Eight members of Team Canada were from the Western Hockey League - including the Kelowna Rockets' Luke Schenn. Much like Roberto Luongo gets serenaded by chants of "LLLLOOOOUUUU" for the Vancouver Canucks, Luke will hear the loud and proud "LLLLUUUKKKKe" cheers from Kelowna fans tonight when the Chilliwack Bruins are in town. The Western Hockey League and the Rockets have sent a lot of talent on to the NHL! Read the details here.

I am proud to be doing TV voiceovers for WHL games on Shaw-TV this season. You can see some of the recent footage here.

Last night, the Detroit Red Wings' Chris Chelios became the second-oldest player in NHL history at 45 years and 348 days when the Wings hosted the Colorado Avalanche. 1,587 games in 23 ½ NHL seasons for Chelios!
But, Wings legend Gordie Howe holds the distinction of being the oldest player in league history, having played his final game on April 6, 1980. Howe was 52 years and six days at the time. "Mr. Hockey" is currently part of the ownership group of the Vancouver Giants.