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.
The Canucks are hoping to get another win tonight after coming up short in the last three games.
They only managed a single point over that time, which came in a 2-1 overtime defeat to the Sharks on November 14.
Vancouver faces off against the Dallas Stars at 5 p.m. at Rogers Arena.
Ryan Kesler will be suiting up for his 600th game in a Canucks uniform.
And he's expected to be playing alongside speedy forward Jannik Hansen, who is back in the lineup after a shoulder injury sidelined him for 10 games.
In practice, Kesler and Hansen were skating with Chris Higgins.
Alex Burrows was playing with the Sedins.
If this holds for tonight, it will mean Mike Santorelli will centre a third line with David Booth and Zack Kassian.
The Vancouver Canucks will retire the Number 10 uniform worn by the Russian Rocket, Pavel Bure, later today at Rogers Arena.
The Hall of Famer's jersey will be raised into the rafters alongside those of former captains Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund, and Stan Smyl.
It will take place in a pregame ceremony before the Canucks face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are coming off three straight victories.
The top scorers for the Canucks and Leafs, Henrik Sedin and Phil Kessel respectively, each have 18 points.
Tonight, the Canucks will be missing David Booth, Dale Weise, Jannik Hansen, and Jordan Schroeder, who are all on the injured reserve list.
While the Sochi Winter Olympics have become a focal point for international criticism of Russia's antigay legislation, a Russian LGBT organization has announced how it will face off against its country's discrimnatory laws.
The Russian LGBT Sport Federation is planning to hold the Russian Open Games for Russian LGBT amateur athletes, after the Sochi Olympics closing ceremony, from February 26 to March 2, 2014.
Viktor Romanov, chairman of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation board, told the Associated Foreign Press that they aren't breaking the law.
After more than 10 percent of the NHL season has elapsed, who would have guessed that Brad Richardson would have the top shooting percentage on the Vancouver Canucks?
In the last four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, Richardson's best shooting percentage was 7.4 percent when he scored a whopping 11 goals in 2009–10.
This year in a Canucks uniform, Richardson boosted his shooting percentage to 36.4 percent after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the New York Islanders. Two of Richardson's four goals this year have been shorthanded.
In second place in shooting percentage is the traditionally low-scoring tough guy Dale Weise at 20 percent.
He's followed by Mike Santorelli with a 17.4 percent shooting percentage.
Victoria triathlete Simon Whitfield has announced his retirement from the competitive triathalon field.
“Today marks the end of my career as a professional athlete; it’s been an incredible journey and an amazing chapter in my life," Whitfield wrote in a statement on his website on October 23.
Lauded by many as the best triathlete in Canadian history, the 38-year-old won the first-ever gold medal for the triathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics as well as the silver in Beijing in 2008. Whitfield also brought home medals at the Commonwealth Games in 1999 and 2002, and won 12 Canadian championships in the triathalon.
With David Booth, Ryan Kesler, and Jannik Hansen not providing much punch on the forward lines, maybe the Canucks should try to secure a real goal scorer—like Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith.
The Vancouver Canucks fired 38 shots at the Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney, but only scored once on their way to a 3-1 loss.
After two periods, the game was tied 1-1 on goals by Blue Jackets forward Marian Gaborik and Canucks captain Henrik Sedin.
A missed pinch by Canucks defender Chris Tanev led to the go-ahead goal by R.J. Umberger at 11:14 of the third period.
Ryan Johansen put the game away for the Blue Jackets with an empty-netter with 27 seconds remaining.
Canucks goalie Eddie Lack looked sharp in his second start of the season, turning aside 26 shots.
But his teammates' inability to score prevented him from collecting a second win in his rookie season.