day 1800 – canucks showdown 

saw so many familiar faces watching the canucks prospects summer showdown. there’s a few highly touted prospects i’m really excited to see and hopefully one or two of them will make the big club next year. i enjoyed the format of the event cause i got to watch them in five on five, four on four, three or three and even shootout. the carve burger was okay, but there was no nutritional value. i guess going with the poke bowl would have given me some preferred veggies

day 1599 – open practice


was in for a treat to an exclusive canucks event of open practice plus meet and greet. boeser’s line up was by far the longest but so thrilled to have taken a photo with this good looking fellow and even gotten his autograph. it may have been another casual practice for them, but i watched with excitement and my nerdy side came out. i left happy having gotten a few more photos and autographs, including arguably the best goalie in canucks history

day 1203 – world juniors

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the best of the juniors started pouring into burnaby a few days ago and will be here this week for the biggest event in vancouver since olympic 2010. the rink i usually play hockey in is now converted into four hexagonal rings. the accreditation centre and training centre was full of big shots and young stars. never knew i could shake hands with or talk to so many masters in one day