Saturday, January 30, 2010

10th annual Hockey Day in Canada is over

The 10th annual Tim Hortons Hockey Day in Canada on
CBC-TV marked the first broadcast of an NHL game in the
Inuktitut language. CBC North broadcasters Charlie Panigoniak and Annie Ford called the game between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens in Inuktitut. Later, Punjabi broadcasts were available for the Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs' game and the Battle of Alberta between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers. My youngest son, Jordan, and I bet on the Vancouver/Toronto game. He is a big Toronto fan and although they had a 3-0 lead after one period, Vancouver stormed back to win 5-3 - and win me a Tim Hortons' coffee!

I did not have a chance to watch any of the Hockey Day in Canada festivities today because it was a Basketball Day in my household. I am pleased to report the grade 9 Kelowna Christian School Knights won their semifinal playoff game this morning against my old alma mater, the OKM Huskies, 66-41. Then tonight, the KCS Knights beat the bigger team from KLO in the grade 9 city final, 69-53. My son, Jordan, had a couple of
three-pointers and didn't get a rest until there was 2:21 left in the 3rd quarter. Great job players and coaches on both teams!
I mentioned about a year ago how I bumped into one of my former teachers at a Kelowna Rockets hockey game. Well, tonight Mickey Patryluk mentioned on Facebook that the Rockets beat Medicine Hat, 7-2. She also shared that the 50/50 draw was worth $ 4, 400 dollars and that her six digit ticket was an identical match to the winning ticket - except the last number was off by one...
Vancouver singer Michael Bublé was on "Saturday Night Live" tonight. He is a big hockey fan and part owner of the Rockets' rivals, the Vancouver Giants. Michael Bublé's name is similar to one of the NHL's hottest players right now: Mike Knuble of Washington. Six points in his last three games while the Capitals aim for their 10th straight win Sunday afternoon. Washington hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning and with a win they would match the franchise record for consecutive victories, established from Jan. 27 - Feb. 18, 1984.

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