Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A catch-22 situation & #27

It's June 22nd and 22 Canadian cities (including Kelowna, BC!) have been added to the new Canadian Monopoly game. We made the list just like Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal. The new Monopoly edition will also include Canadian cultural events and scenarios for players - like skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. On a traditional Monopoly board, Kelowna will occupy the square normally held by Virginia Avenue. You can pick the new Monopoly up on June 28th.

Number 27 did not pitch well tonight for the Toronto Blue Jays. Brett Cecil gave up six runs in five innings to the St. Louis Cardinals, who won 9-4. Here is my favorite #27, my son Justin. This was taken on his 17th birthday on June 13th:
Justin is playing summer ball (Midget AA) and I am predicting a provincial title in early August for Rutland!
 
A great #27 retired today in the NHL: Scott Niedermayer. He led the Cranbrook (another cool place in beautiful British Columbia!) AAA Midgets with 55 goals and 92 points in 1989. He had 14 goals and 69 points as a rookie with the 1989-90 Kamloops Blazers to help them into the Memorial Cup.  Great Scott is the only hockey player in the world to win the Stanley Cup (4 in fact!), Olympic gold, the World Championship, World Junior Championship, the World Cup and the Memorial Cup. Scott Niedermayer is a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame!
 
Hockey Hall calls 1st women, Ciccarelli has nothing to do with
prolific voiceover blogger Stephanie Ciccarelli BUT mentions two ladies (Angela James and Cammi Granato) who will be the first to go into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 8 along with Dino Ciccarelli. Stephanie will be a guest blogger here in the next few days.
You don't want to miss her article!