Thursday, November 20, 2008

Canucks Game Day // NBCI Update

Canucks vs Wheelers
8:15pm pre-game show Peace FM
8:30pm play-by-play Peace FM

The second place Dawson Creek Junior Canucks (11-3-1) are on the road Thursday night in Grande Prairie and will be looking for their fourth straight victory. The Wheelers (7-5-2) are looking to get hot and are looking for their second straight victory after defeating Slave Lake 4-2 on Sunday.

Last Game:
The Canucks were at home for three games in three days this past weekend and after winning the first two (3-1 over Beaverlodge; 4-0 over North Peace) Beaverlodge was back at the Memorial Sunday afternoon.

Tyson York made his third straight start for the Canucks but was tested often by the Blades who kept the game close. It was a great shift from Ryan Walker and a goal from Lucas McKenzie that ended up being the game winner at the 14:08 mark of the third.

The Canucks power play went 1 for 7 while the penalty kill was good 5 of 6 times.

Head to Head:
The Canucks and Wheelers haven't met since way back on October 10th when Grande Prairie visited the Memorial. A combined 7 points from the trio of Reid Smith, Colter McLean and Charles Radke led the Canucks to a 4-3 win. Dawson Creek also won in Grande Prairie on October 3rd 5-2.

In a pair of meetings between the two clubs this season the Canucks are 2 for 10 on the power play while the Wheelers have gone 3 for 19.

Oct 3 @ GP: Canucks 5 Wheelers 2
Oct 10 @ DC: Canucks 4 Wheelers 3
Nov 20 @ Grande Prairie
Dec 4 @ Grande Prairie
Feb 13 @ Dawson Creek

Goals: Charles Radke (16)
Assists: Radke (16)
Points: Radke (32)
GWG: Reid Smith (2), Lewis Weaver (2)
PPG: Radke (5)
SHG: Radke (1), Colter McLean (1)
GAA: Tyson York (1.50)
Received this morning regarding NBCI girls tournament:

Further to my fax of yesterday here is an amended game schedule with new game times.


Saturday Nov 22
9:00 Chetwynd vs Ft Nelson
10:45 Tumbler vs Ft Nelson
12:30 Chetwynd vs Tumbler
2:15 Ft Nelson vs Tumbler

Sunday Nov 23
8:30 Chetwynd vs Ft Nelson
10:15 Chetwynd vs Tumbler
12:15 2nd in standings vs 3rd in standings
2:00 1st vs winner of semi finals

Max from the Echo will be at the tournament and will provide results when they are made available.
What a weekend ahead! Weekends don't get much better than this for a sports fan.

Just look at what's ahead:

Thursday: I'll be calling the Canucks game in Grande Prairie
Friday: I'll be calling the Canucks in Fort St John
Saturday: The Montreal Canadians are honouring the career of Patrick Roy and CBC has quite the line up.
(note times are ET) 3pm-Rangers @ Sens 7pm-Chicago @ Toronto 7pm-Boston @ Montreal 10pm Detroit @ Calgary.
Sunday: Titans vs Jets in the morning and then the Grey Cup in the afternoon. Not to mention that TSN has like 11 hours of pre-game for the Grey Cup planned so there won't be any shortage of things to watch.

Add that up and it looks like a pretty good weekend. And if you're looking to put it over the top, add in a "24" 2 hour special event on Sunday evening and this could be the best line-up in a while.

My advice: Plenty of fluids and planned bathroom breaks will help maximize the viewers enjoyment.


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