Friday, December 23, 2005

Czechs 6 Swiss 3

This year the World Junior Hockey Tournament is in Vancouver. It starts on Boxing Day. Chilliwack is hosting the Czech Republic team, and Team Switzerland is staying just across the river in Mission. So it was suitable to get the 2 teams together for an Exhibition game at Prospera Centre last night.
The 4 of us went and we had great seats - 2 rows behind the Swiss bench. The coaches were determined to stand on the bench and block our view sometimes though. The players look incredibly young when you see them that close. And a team orthodontist wouldn't be a back idea.
At the junior level there is some pretty good hockey being played. We are looking forward to Monday. Oh, and Team Canada beat the Russians 6-1 in Kamloops!
On a sour note though, the Czech team had some things stolen from their hotel room on Tuesday night. I was appalled when I heard that! Some players have played around North America before ( the Czech goalie apparantly once played for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL ) but for some of them it was certainly not a nice welcome to Canada.
In a nice co-incidence we saw my aunt and uncle and 2 of my cousins at the game last night. They have season tickets for the Bruins next year so maybe we can go to games together.

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