[Editor's note: With the Manitoba Moose starting its AHL playoff run, CHB would like to welcome Jimmy Mac to the blog as a Moose correspondent. He is a professional stand-up comedian who has travelled for over 19 years performing across our great continent. He also worked in television for 7 years as a host for a morning show, fill-in color for the Manitoba Moose broadcasts and current goaltender for the NHL/Winnipeg Jets Alumni & Friends Charity Hockey Team. Being a goaltender, his opinions are expressed from the "crease" point of view. Though he is not officially affiliated with the organization, he is a big fan of the Manitoba Moose and expresses all his opinions as a fan. You can also follow on Twitter (@winnipegmac). We hope you enjoy his posts.]
Yes I said MANITOBA! All of you Canucks fans who are wondering where all the new players are coming from that’s the place. The Manitoba Moose who are based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. For all of those people who have no idea where that is you should have paid more attention in school! Head
west east from GM Place, and 5 hours after Saskatchewan, you will stop at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg where the Vancouver Canucks’ farm team plays.
I have heard that there are a few people who would like to know more of what’s going on in the AHL with the new Abbotsford Heat franchise popping up so why not follow your FARM TEAM? I shall try to keep you posted as best as possible thru the second season this year when it comes to the MOOSE.
As it stands right now, the Moose are sitting in 4th place in the AHL North Division and would be playing the 1st place Hamilton Bulldogs in the first round of the Calder Cup Championship. Why should that be of interest? How about that a former Canucks goalie is in the way of Manitoba moving on – Curtis Sanford. Once cheered, Sanford is now the enemy and is the wall who loves to face us. We too have our own wall in the nets who has appeared a few times with the green, white and blue – #35 Cory Schneider, who sits with a .917 Save Percentage going into the quest for the Calder Cup. Cory carried the Moose all the way to the finals last year only to lose out to the powerful Hershey Bears. If the Moose are going to move on, Schneider will have to be LARGE between the pipes for Manitoba.
Until next time…