Hello from Vancouver
Well, this city certainly has Memorial Cup fever.
It's hard to imagine a place as big as Vancouver ever getting enveloped by an event that is traditionally the size of junior hockey's championship, but with banners up along most of the downtown streets and a real buzz around the city, it certainly seems like Mem Cup headquarters.
I'm here on a freelance assignment, and today the hunt is on for a few family members of the players involved in tomorrow's final. It's an off day for on-ice action, meaning no one's congregated in one place (although the CHL awards ceremonies are taking place way out in Richmond as I bat this out).
If anyone happens to know any of the Vancouver Giants' or Medicine Hat Tigers' family and they wouldn't mind talking to little old me, I'd definitely appreciate an email.
Not much else to say at the moment other than I'm looking forward to tomorrow's game – and spending just a little bit of time in my native province. I'm not much of a world traveler, but there really doesn't seem to be anything quite like the way the ocean meets the mountains here.
Labels: Memorial Cup