Attention Canucks Fans: New App Plays Goal Horn Whenever Canucks Score

Photo credit: FreeRishad | Flickr

Photo credit: FreeRishad | Flickr

The Vancouver Canucks haven’t been scoring a ton of goals lately. But the next time the puck slides into the net you’ll be sure to know, thanks to a nifty new app.

Released in December, the Live Goal Horns app blasts a recording of the Canucks goal horn to your phone – in real-time – every time the team scores.  That means you can be walking down the street, eating dinner, in an important meeting and all the sudden hear the satisfying bwaaaahhhhhh that marks another Canucks score. (You can see a YouTube video of the app in action here.)

The app is free to download, though you have to pay $.99 to buy the actual Canucks goal horn sound file, as heard in Rogers Arena.  The app can be customized so you get updates (and hear goal horns) for any (or all) of the NHL’s 30 teams.  The horn sound is followed by a push notification with the updated game score.

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Attention Canucks Fans: New App Plays Goal Horn Whenever Canucks Score

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

From food trucks to symphony to burlesque, there’s something for everyone this weekend.  Check out our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver!

 

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Send Free Christmas Cards of Vancouver Canucks in Ugly Sweaters

Photo sourced from holidays.canucks.com

Photo sourced from holidays.canucks.com

And now for some silly, holiday fun.

To help fans get in the Christmas spirit, the Vancouver Canucks have launched a special website featuring some of the goofiest photos of Luongo, Bieksa, Burrows, Kesler and the Sedin twins you’ve ever seen.  The best part: You can create and send personalized cards of your own featuring the players.

The team got out their ugliest Christmas sweaters for the special photo shoot.  The result is a truly awful series of holiday cards, showing the Canucks stars hamming it up for the camera in festive poses.  In one memorable shot, goalie Roberto Luongo – dressed in a v-neck, button-down sweater – puts his arm in a fatherly pose around right winger Alex Burrows, who smiles like a schoolboy on Christmas morning.

There’s also a three-minute-long holiday greeting from the Canucks stars, which is a bit painful to watch but fun nonetheless.  In it, we learn that Luongo’s favourite Christmas present was, in fact, an Edmonton Oilers jersey he received as a child.  Kesler confesses that the weirdest gift his kids ever asked for was a hamster.  And both of the Sedin twins claim their favourite holiday food is ham.

But easily the highlight of the site is the free holiday card maker.   Continue reading:
Send Free Christmas Cards of Vancouver Canucks in Ugly Sweaters

Outdoor NHL Hockey Coming to Vancouver: Tickets on sale for Heritage Classic at BC Place

The 2010 Winter Classic in Boston.  Photo credit: misconmmike | Flickr

The 2010 Winter Classic in Boston. Photo credit: misconmmike | Flickr

Ready for outdoor NHL hockey in Vancouver?

Tickets are on sale this week for the NHL’s 2014 Heritage Classic, which will see the Vancouver Canucks face the Ottawa Senators on March 2.  But it’s not the matchup as much as the venue that matters.  The game will take place on a specially built rink inside B.C. Place. – and, if all goes well, the roof will be wide open.

Judging from ticket sales, enthusiasm in Vancouver is high.  Since going on sale on Thursday, the cheapest ticket categories ($62.20 and $104.20) have already sold out on Ticketmaster and a sellout of the entire 54,500-seat stadium seems in the cards, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Outdoor NHL games have surged in popularity in recent years.  The first Heritage Classic – which pits two Canadian teams against one another in an open-air venue – took place in Edmonton in 2003. A second was hosted in Calgary in 2011.  Meanwhile, since 2008, yearly Winter Classic games between American teams have been held in the U.S.

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Outdoor NHL Hockey Coming to Vancouver: Tickets on sale for Heritage Classic at BC Place

Must-See: New Vancouver Canucks Pre-Game Show Excites and Delights

Canucks Pre Game Show

It’s a new year, a new season, and the Vancouver Canucks are looking stronger than ever — especially with their new pre-game show. Quite simply, the pre-game show is fantastically epic. Forget, U2. We’re moving on to spoken word, cool visuals, and amazing light displays.

The pre-game show is ultimately one of the most important parts of the hockey game (aside from how the team actually plays…). It’s the time when you want to get the audience pumped up and cheering, the players frothing at the mouth to meet their opponents, and the other team saying “wow, I wish they were cheering for us”.

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Must-See: New Vancouver Canucks Pre-Game Show Excites and Delights

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Hockey, tweed, and craft fairs?  Sounds like autumn is creeping up on us!

Start planning – here’s our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend in Metro Vancouver.

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Vancouver Canucks – ‘This is Our Home’ Video (plus outtakes)

Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced today the launch of their 2012 Celebrate Responsibly campaign ‘This is Our Home’ with public service ads designed for a comprehensive television, radio and poster campaign. ‘This is Our Home’ shares a message of unity, respect and civic pride using the collective voice of Canucks fans, players and alumni.

Filmed in over 20 locations throughout Greater Vancouver ‘This is Our Home’ features Vancouver Canucks captain, Henrik Sedin, alternate captains Kevin Bieksa, Ryan Kesler, Manny Malhotra and Daniel Sedin along with Canucks Alumni Trevor Linden and Stan Smyl and a contingent of passionate fans. Showcasing the natural beauty of the region, ‘This is Our Home’ promotes a simple message of the inclusive and positive nature of sports and community. It shares the values of the season-long ‘Heart of a Canuck’ tradition celebrating courage, honor, humility, integrity and passion.

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