It may be summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about hockey! The Vancouver Canucks have been front and centre with news this week, with the announcement of their 2018-2019 regular season schedule and the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
The Canucks will open their 49th season with a home date against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, October 3rd. Other must-see dates on the schedule include:
If the team has any hope of getting back into the playoff race, it will start with improving their play on home ice. The month of March will present every opportunity for the team to do just that, with no less than nine home games on the calendar. Many of those games are against Western opponents sitting above them in the standings, so there isn’t a more important time for the Canucks to start stringing wins together.
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2.) Justin Bieber
Since a string of legal and public mischief incidents landed him in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent years, Justin Bieber is back on top of the charts with his latest <i>Purpose</i> album. His hit singles “What Do Your Mean?”, “Sorry” and “Love Yourself” are set to hit the stage at Rogers Arena on March 11th.
3.) Canada Sevens Rugby
For the first time ever, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is making a stop in Canada! Vancouver’s BC Place will host the much-anticipated Canada Sevens tournament on March 12th & 13th. Fans have been snapping up tickets to the event, with organizers tweeting that the event is 95% sold out. This is an event that sports fans will want to mark on their spring calendars!
World Cup Qualifying
After soccer fever swept up Vancouver for the 2014 FIFA Women’s World Cup, fans will get another chance to cheer on the red and white as the Canadian Men’s National Team takes on Mexico in World Cup Qualifying.
4.) Vancouver Whitecaps
2015 was the most successful season to date for the Whitecaps, which ended with a loss in the Conference Semifinals and being crowned the Amway Canadian Champions. Following the team’s on-field success, excitement for the upcoming season has never been higher. The Caps kick off their 2016 season at home on March 6th against the Montreal Impact.
You might know her best by her hit single “Here”, which has found regular airplay on local radio stations.
Move over, January – after a relatively quiet month in Vancouver’s events scene, February is promising to have something for everyone. The Vancouver Canucks are back in town for most of the month and the inaugural Just For Laughs Northwest comedy festival will headline downtown venues with marquee names like Trevor Noah and Wanda Sykes.
Here are our picks for must-see events for next week: Continue reading →
The Vancouver Canucks will begin the 2015-2016 season against a familiar foe as they open the campaign tonight in Calgary. Both teams will rekindle a simmering rivalry that only got more heated with last year’s physical first-round playoff series that saw the Flames win in six games. For the Canucks, tonight will be a prime opportunity to exact some revenge and prove that they will not be an afterthought in the Pacific Division this year.
The Canucks will start this season with 10 players who weren’t on last year’s opening-night roster. Notable names gone are Eddie Lack, Kevin Bieksa, Nick Bonino, Zack Kassian and Linden Vey. While it remains to be seen if youngsters Ben Hutton, Jake Virtanen and Jared McCann stick with the club after the first few months of the season, the Canucks are hoping the injection of youth will revitalize the team’s veterans and fan base alike. Expectations will also be high for goalies Ryan Miller and Jacob Markstrom after the club traded fan favorite Eddie Lack to the Hurricanes at the draft. The Canucks have not formally admitted that this is a rebuilding season, but expectations amongst hockey writers are limited at best.
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Hockey fans – the wait is almost over! The NHL preseason is underway and single-game tickets for the Canucks regular season are now on sale.
With new faces Brandon Sutter and Brandon Prust, along with up-and-coming players Bo Horvat, Frank Corrado and Sven Baertschi, expectations are mixed for the Canucks this season. With a roster filled with players having something to prove, the run to the playoffs is sure to be an exciting one!
The NHL’s regular season schedule was released today, with the 2015/2016 campaign opening on October 7th, 2015 and concluding on April 9th, 2016.
The Vancouver Canucks will open their season with a pair of games against the Calgary Flames, first at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 7th and then at Rogers Arena on October 10th. Notable games include:
It took 1200-odd games and the last day of the NHL regular season to set the playoff match-ups, making this year’s playoffs as intriguing as ever. With the exception of long-suffering Edmonton and Toronto markets, Canadian hockey fans across the country have special reason to be excited. With five teams in the playoffs and at least two guaranteed to make it through to the second round, the odds are favorable for a deep run from either the Canadiens, Canucks, Flames, Jets or Senators. Adding to this year’s intrigue, two past playoff heavyweights in the Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins will be sitting out this postseason.
Looking to put their disastrous 2013/2014 season behind them, the Vancouver Canucks have been selling the notion of change to their fans. After falling just one game short of a Stanley Cup in 2011, the Canucks fell off the wagon with two consecutive first-round playoff exits in 2012 and 2013, and then missed the playoffs altogether in 2014 for the first time since 2008. The tail end of the 2013/2014 campaign saw the franchise part ways with its coaching staff, general manager, and several marquee players. Time will tell if the changes will translate to immediate success, but expectations have never been lower for the Canucks with the term “rebuild” no longer a four-letter word.
Foward Ryan Kesler
Forward David Booth
Forward Mike Santorelli
Goaltender Roberto Luongo
Defenceman Jason Garrison
Coach John Tortorella
General Manager Mike Gillis
Forward Radim Vrbata – Signed as a UFA, expect him to be paired up with the Sedin twins to start the season.
Goaltender Ryan Miller – After being a rock in net for a bottom-feeding Buffalo Sabres franchise for eight seasons, the Canucks signed the veteran Miller to provide stability in net. The two-time Olympian will likely be given the starting role with Eddie Lack serving as a capable backup.
Forward Nick Bonino – Acquired from Anaheim in the Ryan Kesler trade.
Defenceman Lucas Sbisa – Acquired from Anaheim in the Ryan Kesler trade.
After a season to forget, the Vancouver Canucks are ready to hit the reset button for 2014-2015. The team has a new look in its front office and behind the bench, with Trevor Linden and Jim Benning taking over as President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, respectively. Gone are head coach John Tortorella and assistant Mike Sullivan, as Willie Desjardins was formally introduced as the Canucks’ new bench boss earlier this week.
The National Hockey League released its 2014-2015 schedule on Sunday. The regular season begins on October 8th, featuring the Los Angeles Kings unfurling their 2014 championship banner in their home opener versus their California rivals the San Jose Sharks (who incidentally nearly ended the Kings’ 2014 playoff run in their 1st round series). The Vancouver Canucks will also open their season that day with a road date against the Calgary Flames.
The Canucks home opener will feature the Edmonton Oilers in town on Saturday, October 11th. Some notable Rogers Arena dates include:
Saturday, October 18 vs Tampa Bay
Thursday, October 26 vs Montreal
Sunday, November 23 vs Chicago
Tuesday, November 25 vs New Jersey
Tuesday, January 8 vs Florida *Roberto Luongo’s 1st game in Vancouver since being traded last season
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