Monday, April 26, 2010
Congrats to Canucks, Vipers, Americans...
For the second straight game in LA the Canucks dug themselves out of a third period hole, and for the second straight game they scored the winner late in the game, this time it was Daniel Sedin with just over two minutes left in third.
The Canucks rest and wait for their second round opponent right now. I will certainly update the blog when the opponent is known and the schedule is out, so be sure to check back often.
For now all I can tell you is that you can catch every minute of the action from every game on 93.3 The Peak FM as we follow the Canucks on their run to the cup!
Here are the two biggest highlights -
Speaking of a run to the cup - congrats to the Vernon Vipers for besting the Spruce Grove Saints in last night's Game 7 in the Doyle Cup Series.
The Saints trailed the series 3-1 but won two straight to force yesterdays winner-take-all game. The Vipers are now not only back to back BCHL Champs, but back to back Doyle Cup Champs as well.
Now they attempt to become the first team to win back to back National Junior A titles since the Vernon Lakers won back to back Centennial Cups in 1990 and 1991. No team has won back to back RBC Cups.
Here's the list of past Champions from Hockey Canada
Good Luck Vipers!
Now - everyone is probably wondering what the congrats to the "Americans" is all about.
That's the Tri City Americans of the WHL of course, as they are off to the WHL Championship Series after a series clinching 5-2 Game 6 win last night at Pacific Coliseum over the Vancouver Giants in the WHL's Western Conference Final.
I was of course cheering for the Giants and former Bulldog Defenceman Luke Fenske. At the same time, I'm very happy for former Bulldogs Head Coach Jim Hiller, now the Bench Boss for the Americans.
Good luck to Jim and the Americans as they face the Calgary Hitmen (who bounced the Memorial Cup host Brandon Wheat Kings in 5 games in the East Final) as they fight for the right to advance to the Memorial Cup.
That's it for now!