Brad's Weekly Feature
The Vancouver Canucks are going to the
playoffs! Wait a minute, what are "playoffs" anyway?
Many Canadians, and many people living in
Vancouver, will be hockey mad for the next two months. Playoffs
are games used to decide which team is the best in hockey this
year. This year, Vancouver has a good chance to win at least one
round (set of games).
I'm a well-known hockey fan, but I'm a
fair-weather fan, meaning I don't watch hockey all the time—only
when the team is winning games and going to the playoffs! And my
poor wife will be a "hockey widow," which means she won't see me
much in the next few weeks.
The prize is the Stanley Cup, an honour some
say is the hardest one to get in professional sports. That's
arguable (perhaps the World Cup is harder!), but it is true that
many players will play an entire career in the
National Hockey League and
never have a chance to get the "cup."
Use the resources below to find out more about
hockey, and then try my
hockey quiz to see how much you really know about Canada's
Hockey Hall of Fame
Lots of information, statistics, and history here for the
devoted hockey fan.
Ice Hockey Glossary
From "Adam's Division" to "zones" all
the terms you need to know to understand a hockey fan. Look here
if you're having difficulty with my hockey quiz!
1972 Summit Series
Any Canadian born on or before 1966 can tell you where they were
when Paul Henderson scored the series winning goal with 34
seconds left in the final game. A part of Canadian hockey
legend, this site has all the information.
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