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Hockey Night – Seattle vs. Medicine Hat [30 Nov 2010|11:59pm]

getawaypoint
[ mood | apathetic ]

It was “Two for Tuesday” and since it had been a while since my last game I decided to take up the offer. Oh but I probably shouldn’t have. The drive to Kent took forever in the pouring rain and snarled traffic that plagues the Puget Sound region. How long does it take to cross town these days? Try one hour at a minimum.

 

At least I was getting two tickets for 22 dollars. Even at that rate it seemed a bit steep. What do I know though? This could be the “New Normal” range.

 

We found our seats eventually, which were right as we entered the arena, and not at the other end as I first suspected. Hey I just like to go in circles eh? Instead of sitting in our assigned seats though, right next to people we did not know and people we actually did know, we sat back one row. This later proved to be a good thing.

 

A word of note: Seattle tends to allow few goals and score few goals. They rely on their goaltending to get them to a victory or at least keep the game close. Medicine Hat had a better record but was playing on the road in the midst of a West Coast swing. My prediction was a 3 to 1 score.

 

The puck drops and the Seattle Thunderbirds play the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers pretty good for the first period, until … on a power play opportunity they let a pass slip away … to be taken by Medicine Hat the length of the ice and dumped into the back of the net for a short handed goal credited to Tiger forward Emerson Etem. Ouch.

 

One thing I notice is the referees quickly break up players showing any inclination of dropping the gloves. Send them to the sin bin with a two minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The new rules to make the game go faster even apply to goalies. Hold the puck bit too long and a two minute delay of game penalty results. I mean come on am I watching hockey or chess on ice? Is it a soccer (football) match with sticks? Ice dancing? They sure don’t play the game like they used to. I reckon you don’t see any “real” penalties at all.

 

The first period ends Medicine Hat 1 Seattle Zilch. Shots on goal favoured the Tigers nearly two to one, 9 to 19. During intermission I take the time to get a jersey raffle ticket as they announced so few had sold. I figure I had decent odds since there are a limited number of tickets available. Wrong-O. When the winning number is revealed it is so far off there must have been a run on them. Or … it is a Scot Smith scenario, they did not meet the quota and said “Heck with it, make up a high sounding number so we can try again next time.” Whatever.

 

Second period and neither team lights the lamp although they come close. The Thunderbirds are outshot 13 to 8. The score remains Medicine Hat 1 Seattle Nada.

 

During second intermission the old man purchases a 50-50 raffle ticket, which also later fails to be a winner. Food items at the concession stand are also picked up since they were 2 dollars each. The soda and beer were OK. The hot dogs were terrible having the taste and texture of rubber. Were they worth 2 dollars? No. Not when I had the same exact hot dogs in Yakima for 50 cents. That team lost too when they could not find a way to score. Coincidence? I think not. Regularly priced these items go for almost 4 dollars. Whatever.

 

Third and final period. This is it, for all the marbles, err pucks, or something. Another delay of game penalty puts Seattle a man down, a position that leaves them ripe to cough up a goal. While this Medicine Hat goal is not scored in the two minute power play advantage, a second or two later is much the same. Hunter Shinkaruk, what a name. The game is all but over.  Another power play opportunity sees the Tigers tally another goal, this one by Matt Konan, and lead 3 to nothing. It is sickening to watch these Thunderbirds play and as if on cue some kid projectile vomits all over the seats in front of us. I say the hot dogs did it coupled by bad hockey from the home team.

 

The sole highlight for Seattle comes when Marcel Noebels is tackled while trying to make a shot on goal and the referees award a penalty shot. Noebels promptly puts one by Tigers netminder Tyler Bunz to make it a 3 to 1 game. The Thunderbirds pull their goaltender Calvin Pickard in the final minutes for a 6 on 5 man advantage but fail to get close before a penalty called on Seattle ends things for good.

 

Stars of the game: Hunter Shinkarak – one goal, one assist, Tyler Bunz – 96.55 save %, Marcel Noebels – one goal

 

I look online later and see that the attendance was pegged at 2726, a majority season ticket holders who pay $558 plus to watch. Whatever.

 

Oh yeah 3 to 1. Downtown. Bang. Also the Thunderbirds should fire their coach.

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[14 Apr 2006|12:33am]

iamcdn
I posted a similar messages a couple of days ago about an auction going on in support of Sebastien Savage. This is a guy I knew fairly well, so it definitely touches home a bit. He was the type of player that didn't have the most skill, but always came to the rink with a hard hat and bucket.

I've never been a huge supporter of Don Cherry, but one thing I have always agreed with him on was automatic icing. This incident happened while Savage and an opposing defensman were racing into the corner following the puck. IMO, automatic icing is one of the biggest rules that needs to be inforced in NHL hockey. Just a couple years before, the 67's saw another player, their captain, go down with a serious injury because of the touch-icing rule. He fell knee first into the boards and missed the rest of the season (around Dec/Jan), including the playoffs.

Anyway, I believe that most, if not all auctions end tomorrow around noon!

http://www.hockeycountryauction.ca

THERE ARE SEVERAL ARTICLES FROM MOST NHL TEAMS (others from the OHL, WHL and AHL)


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[31 Oct 2005|08:17pm]

iamcdn
Mods, I hope this is ok, please let me know if its not.

I'm doing a research paper on hazing in sports, focusing on junior hockey (ironically enough the Windsor Spitfire (OHL) case happened just weeks later).

If anyone could answer this survey, that would be greatly appreciated. You can either reply to this post, or if you want to answer it anonymously (and can't do it on this forum), go HERE.

This survey can be done by anyone. Players, coaches, trainers, fans, employees, parents, etc. If possible, state what you are in number 1. I understand there could be some embarrassing stories or some things people may not want to reveal. That is why I am putting it on THIS forum. It allows you to post with a name or anonymously.

The purpose for this survey is for a college research paper on hazing, focusing on but not limited to junior hockey. It will not be published anywhere or shown to anyone but the professor. It's 10 questions and shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes.

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Thank you very much to anyone who responds.

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[28 Sep 2005|07:11am]

black_tie_night
SO the WHL hockey season has just started!
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WHATS NEW WITH..... THE US TEAMS! [02 Jul 2005|09:48pm]

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i just spent alot of time updating that  so you beter comment  hehe
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Re-Instatement? [30 Apr 2005|03:24pm]

schwarzed
I don't know where to post this, especially since I'm not really part of any other community hockey messageboard thing, so um, I was just wondering if anybody knew anything about Bertuzzi meeting with Bettman on Tuesday? I was camping in Tofino with my school so I have no idea what happened, and apparently the Province is very keen on the BC Lions and Canada's exhibition game vs. the Czechs. I sort of thought Bettman didn't come to a decision yet but honestly, I have no clue.

Any help would be greatly greatly greatly appreciated.

[PS. Props to Canada and Nash and Morrison and Thorton and Marleau for their goals, and Brodeur for playing awesome.. especially with that amazing save that JUST didn't quite make it. And of course, the rest of the team. =D]
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Latest News... [22 Apr 2005|09:22pm]

iamcdn
WHL Announces New Ownership for Tri-City Americans and Expansion to Chilliwack, B.C.
Created: Apr 22, 2005

CALGARY, AB – Ron Robison, Commissioner of the Western Hockey League, announced today that the WHL Board of Governors have granted conditional approval for the sale of the Tri-City Americans and have awarded the City of Chilliwack, B.C. an expansion franchise for the 2006-07 season.

The current Tri-City ownership group consisting of Brian Burke, Glen Sather and Darryl Porter have agreed to sell the Americans franchise to a group of investors who include current NHL players and WHL Alumni Stu Barnes and Olaf Kolzig as well as current Americans’ General Manager Bob Tory and local businessman Dennis Loman. The new ownership group will continue to operate the club out of the Three Rivers Coliseum in Kennewick, Washington.

As part of the transaction, Brain Burke, Glen Sather and Darryl Porter together with Vancouver businessmen Moray Keith and Jim Bond will become the owners of the new expansion franchise in Chilliwack, B.C. The new Chilliwack franchise will join the WHL for the 2006-07 season bringing the total number of WHL member clubs to 21. The Chilliwack franchise will play in the new Prospera Centre, which will be expanded to 5,000 seats for the 2006-07 season.

http://www.whl.ca

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League comes to solution for Ams... [22 Apr 2005|09:58am]

luvalotkerbear
Any TC/Spokaner's on here will be happy. As well as those in the greater Vancouver area.

WHL Announces New Ownership for Tri-City Americans and Expansion to Chilliwack, B.C.
Created: Apr 22, 2005
CALGARY, AB – Ron Robison, Commissioner of the Western Hockey League, announced today that the WHL Board of Governors have granted conditional approval for the sale of the Tri-City Americans and have awarded the City of Chilliwack, B.C. an expansion franchise for the 2006-07 season.

The current Tri-City ownership group consisting of Brian Burke, Glen Sather and Darryl Porter have agreed to sell the Americans franchise to a group of investors who include current NHL players and WHL Alumni Stu Barnes and Olaf Kolzig as well as current Americans’ General Manager Bob Tory and local businessman Dennis Loman. The new ownership group will continue to operate the club out of the Three Rivers Coliseum in Kennewick, Washington.

As part of the transaction, Brain Burke, Glen Sather and Darryl Porter together with Vancouver businessmen Moray Keith and Jim Bond will become the owners of the new expansion franchise in Chilliwack, B.C. The new Chilliwack franchise will join the WHL for the 2006-07 season bringing the total number of WHL member clubs to 21. The Chilliwack franchise will play in the new Prospera Centre, which will be expanded to 5,000 seats for the 2006-07 season.
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[06 Apr 2005|07:44pm]

one_way_pass
[ mood | crappy ]

M.H. Vs P.H.

Brandon Vs Calgary

Kootenay Vs Everett

Kelowna Vs Seattle

im going for... kootenay and seattle ....

even though saying im going for seattle sounds horrable coming from a Hawks fan... what can i say... i talk to people on that team and i know fans...so it would be better for me if they win :)

 

 

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New- [05 Apr 2005|04:51pm]

x_danya_x
Hello, I am new here, so I decided to do a little 'introduction' post. Hm. My favourite team is the Vancouver Giants, and as cliche as it is my favourite player is Gilbert Brule, I also really like Watt + Bartley. I am really upset that the Giants lost out in the playoffs, however, Kelowna is my 2nd favourite team, so I`m hoping that they once again go all the way.
I`m only 14, and I`m a girl, so I tend to get labelled as a puckbunny, and it annoys me alot, because I am most definetly not a puckbunny!
Anyways, yes, hi! Lol
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Hi.. [01 Apr 2005|07:35pm]

schwarzed
Hi. I'm a new member. Sort of. I was here before ... then I sort of left LJ because it kind of drifted away. Then I joined again!

So hi. =)

But I'd just like to say ... Vancouver's been putting in an amazing work effort and I hope they beat Kelowna. And Game Five has started thirty five minutes ago! I hope they win. O.o
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[31 Mar 2005|03:15pm]

supaho30
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Tri-City Americans Application Denied
Created: Mar 31, 2005

Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League Board of Governors announced today that they have declined the application by the Tri-City Americans to relocate the WHL Franchise to Chilliwack, British Columbia.

The Tri-City Americans WHL franchise has been based in Kennewick, Washington since the 1988-89 season.
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Its all but over now.... [24 Mar 2005|06:13pm]

luvalotkerbear
[ mood | sad ]

From WHl.ca:

Created: Mar 24, 2005
Calgary, AB – Ron Robison, Commissioner of the Western Hockey League announced today the Tri-City Americans have formally applied to relocate the WHL Franchise to Chilliwack, British Columbia.

The WHL Board of Governors have scheduled a meeting for Thursday, March 31, 2005 in Calgary to review the application. Any request to relocate a WHL Franchise requires a two-thirds vote in favour by the WHL Board of Governors in order to be approved.

The Tri-City Americans WHL franchise has been based in Kennewick, Washington since the 1988-89 season.


As a Spokane fan this royally SUCKS. I guess it could be worse...I could live in the Tri Cities. But who are we gonna play against opening night now? (Okay probably Kootenay...but that isn't the same), who are we going to play on New Year's Eve? The Ams have been in Tri Cities forever (okay I was 5 their first season but you get the point). These are the traditions a kid grows up depending on. What is the world coming to when you can't even depend on a Saturday night in the Tri City Coliseum?

Okay so I know the world doesn't end. But ya know the part of growing up where the rules say that everything must change? Yeah....it sucks. I realize there are other sides to this, some of you are east conference fans who may not even care, some of you may be on the side of this move where people actually stand to benefit. I realize I'm lucky because I know come September Spokane will have a team hitting the ice, but it won't be the same, and it probably even hit home until the likes of Carey Price and Jason Beeman visit the Arena in jersey's that aren't the good old red, white and blue.

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[23 Mar 2005|12:57pm]

one_way_pass

new lj likecraazy

add me if you want:)

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[15 Mar 2005|09:48pm]

black_tie_night
COME ON SPOKANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT YOU TO GO TO THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[08 Mar 2005|07:42pm]

black_tie_night
 vs For home ice, in the first round of the playoffs. (US DEVISION)


I can beleive its almost the end of the season. I havent missed a hawks game all year :)

Any predictions for the cup??
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[08 Mar 2005|05:05pm]

witchyazn
[ mood | hopeful ]

T-Birds: US DIVISION CHAMPION!!

Yeah!!  Bryan Bridges is actually doing a lot better now w00t w00t with his 11 shutouts and all, ah yes~
Greyhound WHL Player of the week w00t!!

Even though we lost to Portland the night after we clinched the championship, we're still doing great ^____^

We might not be able to beat Kootnay or Kelowna and such during the playoff, but compare to our previous seasons I'm pretty darn proud of our team.  And who knows, we might just win the cup *beams*

The chance isn't small, ya know.

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[04 Mar 2005|09:42pm]

one_way_pass
yeah.
hawks are winning vancouver 2-3 now :)
3d period... so we have a chance of coarse
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*&%^%*&* [28 Feb 2005|12:19am]

luvalotkerbear
WHY WHY WHY are Spokane fans so dumb???

(Excluding me obviously?)

Does it really matter if your team loses 3-0 or 1-0???

For those who don't read the whiteboard or anything the whole debate is whether or not our head coach was "dumb" for pulling the goaltender with 3 mintues left in the game, down by a goal, and on the PP.

I don't see how giving up 2 Empty Net goals means anything. Either way you lose....

*end rant*
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PLAYOFFS?!? [25 Feb 2005|11:04pm]

one_way_pass
[ mood | chipper ]

Just to start convo-

 So, How about those playoff coming around the corner here... Who do yall think(or hope) is going to win the cup this year?

i hope it will be the hawks

but being more reasonable i wouldnt mind kootenay winning (steven dasilva)

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