Written for thecanuckway.com Through 50 years of Vancouver Canucks hockey characters. Here, I’m taking a look back on how Alexandre Burrows emerged as a franchise great. Former Vancouver Canucks forward Burrows made a name for himself during his time with the Sedin twins. Dubbed as the “third Sedin,” Burrows was the ideal player to complete the top … Continue reading Canucks: Alex Burrows and ball hockey
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Canadians: First half recap
The Vancouver Canadians failed to win the first half of the northwest league season due to a severely slow start. However, heading into the second half the C’s are on a roll and look primed to push for the postseason. A season of two halves. That’s the mantra the Vancouver Canadians have had to tell … Continue reading Canadians: First half recap
Canucks: A conditional love from fans
Written for thecanuckway.com The Vancouver Canucks have struggled to get fans into the arena as the team has lost. This year, things are looking up. Is Vancouver really a hockey town? On the surface, one would think so. However, with the way things have gone in the past four dismal years for the Vancouver Canucks, it … Continue reading Canucks: A conditional love from fans
Canadians: Vacuum cleaners or baseball players? C’s sweep Dust Devils
The Vancouver Canadians completed what some would call a sweep sandwich. After sweeping away the Dust-Devils, the C’s travelled to Spokane, and then returned home to sweep Tri-City once again. For Vancouver, who were already eliminated from first-half contention, the rest of the first half is mostly time to practice. However, that's not to take … Continue reading Canadians: Vacuum cleaners or baseball players? C’s sweep Dust Devils
Canucks: The Kalamazoo question
Written for thecanuckway.com With the Vancouver Canucks goaltending situation heading into this season, could the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings be an option for the organization? To say the goaltending situation for the Vancouver Canucks has an interesting past would be a criminal understatement. Since the turn of the decade especially, the Vancouver Canucks have had a whirlwind of … Continue reading Canucks: The Kalamazoo question
Canadians: Winning at home. Mission POSSIBLE!
Vancouver July 16 2019- Winning? At home? What a crazy idea! After spending a week going head to head with the Everett Aquasox, the Vancouver Canadians returned home to face the Tri-City Dust Devils for the first time in 2019. Coming into the series on a small hot streak of two wins in three days, the … Continue reading Canadians: Winning at home. Mission POSSIBLE!
Canadians: Walkin’ around the bottom of the standings
July 9, Vancouver- The Vancouver Canadians returned home after a quick trip down the I5 where they played a brief three-game series vs the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. The C’s came into the first game of the Everett series feeling good about themselves, after putting up double-digit runs for the first time this season in their 16-9 win … Continue reading Canadians: Walkin’ around the bottom of the standings
Player Development Series: Which draft has more value, NHL or MLB?
July 6, 2019, Vancouver- Player development is a crucial part of any sport, but there is no clear consensus on what sport has the best system for player growth. Minor leagues, affiliates, prospect leagues and colleges all have their benefits. However, some have established themselves as the preferred routes to success for the game's elite. Soccer … Continue reading Player Development Series: Which draft has more value, NHL or MLB?
Canadians: Hops skip over C’s. Again…
July 3rd 2019, Vancouver- Coming off their first series win of the season, the Vancouver Canadians looked to keep the good times rolling against the Hillsboro Hops, a team who they struggled against last week. They did not do that. Not at all. Like not close. Vancouver lost all three games, and were only close … Continue reading Canadians: Hops skip over C’s. Again…
Canada Day, a special night at the Nat
July 1 2019, Vancouver- The Vancouver Canadians baseball game on Canada Day is a different experience than any other night of the season. There is not a hard piece of evidence which makes it different, but from the moment one steps into the Nat Bailey Stadium on July first, there is a feeling which is not … Continue reading Canada Day, a special night at the Nat