Feb 162012

This week I’m taking a break from my regular “Things That Make You Go Hmmm” column so I can reflect a bit more on my Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada experience from this past weekend.  The CHB crew had a great time at the Richmond Olympic Oval as we tweeted on-site, snapped pictures, took video and put together a few CHB TV episodes (including interviews with Trevor Linden and Jim Robson).

As we asked many attendees what their favourite hockey memories were, it got me thinking about mine.  I put them into my latest Clay’s Canucks Commentary and I threw in some pics from the event as well.

So I ask you, loyal CHB readers:  what is your favourite hockey memory?

Feb 132012

This year, the Richmond Olympic Oval was the venue for the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada festivities in BC. On tap were many events: various ice hockey games of all levels, skills camps, ball hockey, street hockey, floor ball and many interactive displays and exhibits.

Armed with a camera, a mic and our BlackBerrys, Chris, Clay, Lizz and I proceeded to cover the event, and in the spirit of Hockey Day in Canada, talked to many of the people who attended, including some prominent members of the hockey community, and asked them about their favorite hockey memories.

First up, legendary Canucks broadcaster, Jim Robson:

Then, we managed to get a couple of minutes with former Canucks captain, Trevor Linden:

And also, we talked to Richmond’s Mayor Malcolm Brodie and many hockey fans:

Feb 012012

This year’s Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada will be live from Prince Edward Island on Saturday, February 11, 2012. With the return of the Winnipeg Jets, SHDiC will feature no less than 4 NHL games involving all 7 Canadian NHL teams:

  • 11:00 AM – Edmonton Oilers at Ottawa Senators
  • 11:00 AM – Winnipeg Jets at Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 4:00 PM – Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 7:00 PM – Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames

More on Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on the official website. You can also join the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Facebook page and post your #SHDiC celebrations on the wall.

Locally, the SHDiC folks are holding an event at the Richmond Olympic Oval and will feature appearances by Trevor Linden, Michael Buble and FIN. Planned events include: a jumbo screen to broadcast all HDIC games, a public road hockey tournament, an interactive fan zone and many interactive exhibits and displays.

Your CHB team will be there to cover the event so make sure to look out for us.

As part of the event, the organizers of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada have kindly given us three (3) SHDiC prize packages, which include the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada scarf, toque and gloves, to give to our readers and followers. There are 3 ways to enter:

  • On the comments section of this post (1 entry) and/or our CHB Facebook page (1 entry), answer the following question: “How are you and your family celebrating Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada?”
  • Tweet the following (1 entry): RT to enter to win a Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada prize pak from @canuckshockey: http://bit.ly/w6ukxL #SHDiC #chbSHDiC

We will select one (1) winner each from the comments section of this post, from our CHB Facebook page, and from Twitter – so that’s three (3) winners altogether.

The deadline to enter is Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM. We’ll announce the winners on Sunday, February 5, 2012.

[Update: 02/05/2012, 10:30 AM]

Congratulations to our winners: @brooklynd24 , Shane Kroeker and Jen Burke! Please email us at [email protected] so we can get your contact deets and shipping address.

Thank you to everyone for entering!

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