What a game last night! If you left the room for a minute... you may have missed two goals! Rookie Tyler Seguin made his playoff debut a big one. Two goals and two assists for the young man. They will be back in action Thursday. The Sharks and Canucks will battle it out tonight in game two action. Sounds like tickets are going for $400-$800 for tonights matchup....
Since the Phoneix Coyotes made it official that they will be staying in the desert the focus shifted to the Atlanta Thrashers. Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger said Wednesday that the province is in a position to support a National Hockey League franchise amid reports that it is working out a financial agreement with local businessmen that could pave the way to return a team to Winnipeg.
Selinger told CBC News that he has been in regular contact with True North Sports and Entertainment chairman Mark Chipman who heads up a group interested in moving the troubled Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg.
During last night's NHL playoff broadcast, some potentail realignment strategies were presented to incorporate a move to Winnipeg. With that comes the question... what will they be called! It would be ashame to get the Winnipeg folks hopes up twice.... it will be an interesting off season.
WHL Humanitarian of the Year, Spencer Edwards will be up for the CHL Humanitarian of the Year come next weekend when the annual CHL Awards are hosted at the Memorial Cup. Best of luck to Spencer!
The Kootenay Ice are heading to their third MasterCard Memorial Cup in franchise history and will depart to the 2011 host city Mississauga Wednesday. The Ice capture their third Western Hockey League Championship this past Friday after defeating the Portland Winterhawks in the Championship Series 4-1, to claim the Ed Chynoweth Cup.
They will hit the ice for their first practice on Thursday at the Iceland Arena at 12:00pm.... do you like Kootenay's chances? There was obviously a ton of hype surrounding last years Mem Cup repeat champion, Windsor Spitfires heading in. They seemed to have a "awe" factor surrounding the likley first overall draft pick Taylor Hall. Should be another great Championship!