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.
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.