Nothing better than having ‘Steamer’ Stan Smyl representing the Vancouver Canucks, which he did today in Penticton for the official announcement of the Young Stars Classic rookie tournament coming up in mid-September to the Okanagan.
John Vassilaki, mayor of Penticton, started the proceedings with some chamber-of-commerce style hyperbole, “most beautiful place in the world”, with the local BCHL Vees being the “greatest junior hockey franchise in Canada”. But you know what, that’s his job, and he does indeed have one delightful community.
One NHL general manager, Brad Treliving of the Calgary Flames, often refers to his hometown as “God’s country”.
So why not hype it up. The participants, the scouts, and the media will all be stoked to take in a little hockey action, a little wine, and probably a little golf come September 16th. The Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, and Winnipeg Jets prospects will be taking part.
Game-4 of the Stanley Cup Final fast approaches, and fans have plenty to wager on, big picture and on the minutiae. Lots of opportunities streamlined at MyBettingSites.com/ca. The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to even the series at two games apiece on home ice beginning a little after 5 pm pacific.
The Abbotsford Canucks announced a signing earlier on Wednesday as General Manager Ryan Johnson said the club had inked forward Matt Alfaro to a one-year contract ahead of the 2022-23 season.
“We are pleased to keep Matt in our group moving forward,” Johnson said in a statement. “Matt joined us at a pivotal point and played a role in our success during the second half of the season.”
The Abby Canucks rallied late in the 2021-’22 campaign to snag a playoff spot only to fall in the best-of-three first round series to the Bakersfield Condors in two games.
Stanley Cup Final Game-4, Enjoy the Hockey Action !!