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.
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.