Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Morning

Welcome back to work after Mother’s Day weekend—hopefully everyone spoiled their mom.

What a weekend filled with hockey. The WHL finals got underway with a Portland win in game 1 and a Kootenay win in game two by a score of 7-5. The OHL finals were on TV Sunday, the Owen Sound Attack were hosting the Mem Cup host Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors. The teams saved all the action for the third period, each scoring a single goal to head into OT. Cameron Brace scored for the Sound Attack on a breakaway for the 2-1 win… ensuring a game 6. 

The NHL playoffs continued on… the East is all set with a Tampa Bay vs Boston final. The Canucks and Nashville will play tonight with Vancouver leading the series 3-2. According to a tweet from SHAW’s Joey Kenward, Only twice in Canucks history have they won a series in game 6 (2010 vs LA and 1993 vs Winnipeg). Detroit clawed their way back against the Sharks yesterday… that series is at 3-2 in favor of the Sharks who could not end the series Sunday. 

The AHL is in a similar situation, the East finals are set with the Bingham Senators facing off with the Charolotte Checkers. In the West, two game 7’s will determine the final two spots. Milwaukee will take on the Aero’s and the Hamilton Bulldogs will face the Manitoba Moose for their ticket to the conference finals.

Congrats to the RBC Cup winning Pembroke Lumber Jacks. The two-time RBC Cup champion Vernon Vipers were upset by the Central Canada Hockey League's Pembroke Lumber Kings on Sunday night, dropping a 2-0 decision in the championship game of the national Junior A tournament. 

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Team Canada faces Sweden at the World Hockey Championships today. They won 3-2 over Norway on Saturday to keep a perfect record. Team Canada will play in one of the quarter final games Wednesday or Thursday. Friday the semi’s go with the medal rounds set for Sunday.

The Victoria Salmon Kings made it official on Friday that they will be withdrawing from the ECHL. They have been in Victoria for 7 years…. but will now be the home of the newest WHL franchise. Still waiting for the team name…

An amazing fifth annual Family First Radiothon netted $309,526 for the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, more than doubling the $150,000 goal. The funds will be used to provide new chemotherapy equipment for the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. All those who donated over $100.00 were entered to win a family pack of Warrior Season tickets, congrats to the winner…. Brian and Diana Ireland. Way to go Moose Jaw… what a success!

Last but definelty not least, the seats are in the multiplex! Want to see what it looks like? Check it out here…

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