Mike Plume: “8:30 Newfoundland”

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  1. azahar said,

    July 27, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Thanks for the info, Wilfred. I remember Hockey Night in Canada from my childhood, but had no idea it had expanded.

  2. azahar said,

    July 27, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Hockey Day in Canada?

    No utensils, Mudhooks?

    • Wilfred Reinke said,

      July 27, 2009 at 5:11 am

      Hockey Day in Canada
      Hockey Day in Canada is an annual special broadcast to celebrate the game in Canada that includes features all afternoon, leading up to a tripleheader of NHL action featuring the six Canadian teams (Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks). Lead commentators, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean broadcast from a remote area. The broadcast includes live broadcast segments from smaller communities right across the country and features panel discussions on issues facing “Canada’s game” at both the minor and pro levels. The day is usually in mid-February, but was broadcast in early January in 2002 and 2006 due to the 2002 Winter Olympics and 2006 Winter Olympics, respectively; the 2007 event was also held in January (January 13), though no sporting events key to Canada were scheduled. The 2010 events are scheduled to be held in January because of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

      Hockey Day in Canada has also featured special events, such as world-record all-night pick-up hockey games from Red Deer, Alberta (in 2001) and Windsor, Nova Scotia (2002). Viewers got to see the games after the CBC ended regular programming for the night, without commentary.

      Hockey Day in Canada also reached out to other ethnic groups as well – the 2007 event on January 13, 2007 featured Italian language commentary of the Vancouver Canucks / Toronto Maple Leafs matchup, which was seen on the Telelatino (TLN) cable channel, with special features and commentary by Alf De Blasis, who hosts soccer games for TLN. This was the first time Hockey Night in Canada was presented in Italian.[7] The following two years, matches were presented in Punjabi, Mandarin and Cantonese.

      Hockey Day in Canada has fast become a tradition among Canadian hockey fans, taking on the role of an unofficial holiday. In some communities, such as the case with 2006’s location, Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, it is said that Hockey Day is “bigger than Santa.”

      The 2009 version of Hockey Day in Canada took place on February 21, 2009. Ottawa was edged out by Montreal at the Bell Centre, Vancouver defeated Toronto at the Air Canada Centre and in the night-cap, Calgary and Edmonton renewed the Battle of Alberta at Rexall Place, with the Flames recording a shoot-out victory. CBC broadcast mainly from Campbellton, New Brunswick.

    • mudhooks said,

      July 27, 2009 at 5:52 am

      I was just a bit busy. I may just put it up now…

  3. July 24, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Great job, very catchy tune, You will do really well with that, maybe they could use it on Hockey Day in Canada?, submit it to them.

  4. azahar said,

    July 20, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Gosh, Regina or Winnipeg – what a choice!

    Love the title.

    And thanks for clearing up the Wawa thing.


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