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The Human Slingshot


Saturday, September 29th, 2007 — 10:45pm PDT
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It was quite the exciting night for hockey fans in Vancouver. The Memorial Cup Champions lifted the cup, raised 3 banners and Pat Quinn made an appearance at the Pacific Coliseum.

tractor beam on the banner However it appeared that nothing was working right for the Giants organization off the ice tonight. The blimp ejected all of its prize packs onto the rink instead of the crowd and the t-shirt canon misfired into the netting above. But it’s not all doom and gloom…

I can get over the fact that I didn’t win two gallons of paint (tinted to the colour of my choice) because on the ice, the Giants kicked some Kelowna Rocket butt. The shots were 48-9 for the Giants who took it all, wining 5-0. Tyson Sexsmith with the shutout, and Blum and Repik with notable performances.

Interesting side note (and no it doens’t involved a beer sippy cup). I’ve heard of mid-period slapshot contests from centre ice but this takes the cake. Basically it’s a huge slingshot stretched across the ice and participants strap on a helmet, sit down on a super saucer and get propelled from blue line to blue line to knock over 5 oversized novelty bowling pins… with their bodies.

I want to do that for my birthday. Man, I love hockey in Vancouver.

In regards to my post about Canucks ticket prices, Giants tickets start at just $16.50. I love my Canucks, but I also love hockey and a cheap night out with all the same action and heart… and a human slingshot.

5 comments

  1. Chris says:

    Although I can’t see myself dropping the Canucks cold turkey, it’s tough to shell out $100+ to have the opportunity to watch them play from the “cheap” seats. Further complicating matters is the fact that acquiring a ticket is just as tough (I was fortunate to get tix to 4 games this season when they went on sale to the masses).

    Anywho, I may soon find myself supporting the Giants even more as I’ve never really seen a “boring” game at the Coliseum win or lose, while the same can not be said about the Canucks. And the on-ice bowling promo is definitely mint.

  2. fotoeins says:

    I miss the Voodoo! So many kids out for fast and entertaining hockey … and the prices were reasonable. Too bad they didn’t play in Pacific Coliseum …

  3. Miss604 says:

    Oh man – they sure had some snazzy jerseys though hehe

  4. Mark says:

    I was in Vancouver during the lockout season and saw a couple of Giants games since the canucks weren’t playing. Great games of hockey and the Colisseum was still a cool venue. When I was there they weren’t smacking humans into bowling pins between periods though, I think they had pee-wee leagues playing. Was ace to see 5 year old (or maybe even younger) kids bumblebeeing around the rink.

  5. What you forgot to mention is that Molson costs $6, and for just $.25 more, you can drink quality Sleeman’s Honey Brown. Swanky!

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