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Canucks in the Playoffs

I spent most of the 2007-08 season snarkily referring to the Vancouver Canucks as ‘the best AHL team in the NHL’.  Well, it turns out there was more truth to that than just my fatalistic humor, because now that they’re all actually playing in the AHL, they seem to have found their niche.

On a soon-to-be-determined date, the Manitoba Moose will be opening the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs against the Syracuse Crunch, and with a notable list of players that spent a good amount of time in Vancouver this year. Including:

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  Tags: ahl, echl, manitoba+moose, playoffs, victorial+salmon+kings

Hockey and the Police

The Vancouver Canucks ECHL affiliate, the Victoria Salmon Kings, have managed to end up in a police situation because of this incident:

Robin Gomez of the Victoria Salmon Kings has been suspended indefinitely by the ECHL after he punched Chris Ferraro, a star forward for the Las Vegas Wranglers, and knocked him to the ice during a game at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre last Saturday.

Ferraro hit the back of his head on the ice, causing a gash that produced a large pool of blood. The cut required eight stitches to close, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Obviously not the first time professional hockey in BC ends up the focus of a police investigation (flashback to Brashear/McSorley, Moore/Bertuzzi). 

So how does a police department investigate an on-ice incident? 

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  Tags: echl, nhl+discipline, salmon+kings, victoria+police


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