Hockey for tourists–why not?
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
I’ve worn many hats (or should that be helmets?) over the years as a hockey writer, largely because I’ve always felt it’s fun to tie this sport into as many areas of life as possible.
That’s included covering the launch of Wayne Gretzky’s signature fashion line at the Bay, interviewing the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” team doctor about his medical training, and quizzing fans at the Golden Globes red carpet arrivals in Los Angeles about their knowledge of Zigmund Palffy.
So providing the low-down on attending a Vancouver Canucks game at GM Place for the benefit of tourists in this month’s issue of WHERE Vancouver wasn’t a huge stretch for me.
There are always new angles you can take with hockey. I’m still awaiting my chance to cover Armenia versus South Africa in Division III of the IIHF World Championship. Or maybe I’ll interview Dale Hawerchuk about his horse farm in Orangeville, Ontario. Or how about a feature on the worst pre-game meals ever served…