Just in time for the holiday season, everyone’s favourite NHL club has put together a website and video wishing fans a Merry Christmas.
Decked out in ugly Christmas sweaters, members of the Vancouver Canucks posed for photos, shared season’s greetings in various languages, and answered holiday-related questions on camera—all while the sweet sounds of Michael Bublé crooning “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” played in the background.
The video features Kevin Bieksa, Ryan Kesler, Roberto Luongo, Alex Burrows, and Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin (wearing matching Christmas sweaters!).
The fighter known to millions as GSP is taking an indefinite leave of absence from mixed martial arts.
In a media call today (December 13), Canadian sports star Georges St-Pierre announced he is giving up his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title after defending it a divisional record nine times.
After taking a controversial split decision over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November, "Rush" stunned MMA fans by saying he was "going crazy" and needed to take a break.
Vancouver Canucks shut down the Colorado Avalanche for 59 minutes and 52 seconds.
But Jamie McGinn's wrist shot with eight seconds left prevented Roberto Luongo from posting his third shutout of the year.
Vancouver still won 3-1 on two goals by Mike Santorelli and one from Ryan Kesler.
Luongo improved his goals-against average to 2:28.
Santorelli also posted an assist and linemate Chris Higgins had two other helpers.
Coach John Tortorella said that Santorelli is a good reason why the Kesler line is playing well.
"He was our best player tonight by far, in all areas," Tortorella told reporters after the game.
He refused to comment on the Avalanche except to say it was the quickest team the Canucks have encountered this season.
The era of ticket scalpers commanding big bucks for Canucks home games may be coming to a close.
With a few hours before tonight's match against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena, the Canucks brass has announced that a "limited number of tickets have just been released".
Either the Canucks are trying to kneecap the scalpers or the team is having trouble filling the house, given its inability to hold onto leads at home this year.
The Avalanche are no slouches, posting a 20-7 record so far this year under new coach Patrick Roy. So the team should be a decent draw.
Colorado rookie Nathan MacKinnon, the team's 18-year-old first-draft choice, has scored three goals in five games and will be making his first appearance at Rogers Arena.
Whistler Blackcomb has unveiled a new reason to visit B.C.'s most famous ski resort this winter.
After nine months of construction, which incuded stringing together 119 chairs and driving 20 towers into the ground, the company has officially opened its new Crystal Ridge Express chairlift.
It travels 158 metres lower than its predecessor. Its bottom terminal is near the Glacier Road ski-out, which negates the need to used the Excelerator chair to get to many of the trails in the Crystal Zone.
The new chairlift is part of an $18-million infrastructure-investment program at both mountains. This dollar figure includes $3 million on new snow-making equipment.
Big, bruising defenceman Andrew Alberts will be back in the Canucks lineup tonight for only the fourth time this season.
The 32-year-old veteran is lacing up the skates at Rogers Arena against the Phoenix Coyotes because starting blueliner Alex Edler is out with a knee injury.
Alberts, who stands 6'5", began his NHL career in Boston in 2005, playing three years for the Bruins before moving to Philadelphia in 2008.
He joined the Canucks in 2009, racking up 87 penalty minutes in 76 games while scoring a career-high three goals.
The Canucks are one point behind the Coyotes in the Pacific Division, though Phoenix has two games in hand.
The Canadian Olympic team has unveiled its official mascot. As if the goofy red antlers weren't amazing enough, here's Komak's bio:
Komak is a young moose exploring Canada’s beautiful landscape en route to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to support his team.He was born in Ontario’s Algonquin Park; however his family loves travelling and this has allowed Komak to meet many different Canadians accross this great country. He is a proud Canadian Olympic Team member and loves interacting with our athletes. Because he is a moose, he is strong swimmer and excels at open water swimming.
Vancouver will host the largest hockey event that has ever taken place in B.C. on March 2, 2014. The Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic will see the Vancouver Canucks face off against the Ottawa Senators at B.C. Place.
The Heritage Classic, a series of outdoor regular-season NHL hockey games, launched in 2003 and was hosted by the Edmonton Oilers. In 2011, the Calgary Flames played the Montreal Canadiens in the second Heritage Classic. The Canucks are the third Canadian team to host the event, and this is the first time that the Heritage Classic will be played in a stadium with a retractable roof.
B.C. Place was packed on November 24 with sports fans eagerly cheering on Canada and Mexico's national soccer teams, which played a friendly match.
Photographer Andrew Chin was on hand to capture some highlights from the game, which ended in a goalless tie.