Hockey Happiness

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Giants won the Memorial Cup [wiki] this afternoon – it’s fantastic to have a championship hockey team in this city, not to belittle the efforts of the other(s) but man, does this ever feel great. Congratulations guys!

For the first time in franchise history, the Vancouver Giants can be claimed as the top team in Canadian junior hockey. Sunday afternoon, the Giants defeated the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-1 to capture the 89th annual MasterCard Memorial Cup Tournament. [Vancouver Giants]

And for all of those still following the quest for the Stanley Cup, the Ottawa Senators and Anaheim Ducks face off tomorrow at 8:00pm ET

Canadian teams have reached the last three Stanley Cup Finals, but that hockey-loving nation is still looking for its first championship since the Montreal Canadiens won it all in 1993.[]

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  1. GZ ExpatMonday, May 28th, 2007 — 3:36am PDT

    Help me out…knowing that WHL teams move all the time…what is the history of the Vancouver Giants?? Where did they originally come from, or are they truly an expansion franchise?

    Memories of the 1983 Cup in Portland, when my beloved Winterhawks took the title behind Cam Neely’s hat trick (Ray Ferraro added one as well)…what a great time to watch great hockey. Attended the entire tournament…great fun. Especially when your team wins it all!

    Congrats Vancouver!

  2. Miss604Monday, May 28th, 2007 — 6:24am PDT

    Their first season was ’01-’02, and I’m pretty sure they were expansion. We had the Vancouver Nats in 71 but they became the Kamloops Chiefs in 73 [wiki] – I can also wait for DaveO to chime in here 😛

  3. fotoeinsMonday, May 28th, 2007 — 12:12pm PDT

    Great! They got the Tigers-monkey off their backs, and pretty good timing at that … nice to have the Memorial Cup in Vancouver …

    Go Sens!

  4. Miss604’s Canuck Life :: A Vancouver Blog » Blog Archive » Vancouver Giants Report: I Don’t Know JackSunday, October 7th, 2007 — 12:39am PDT

    […] Memorial Cup Champions play one heck of a game and going to the Pacific Coliseum to see them in action is always a treat. […]

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