If this is what the street is like after the Vancouver Canucks win the Western Conference and advance to the Final, I can't wait to see what it'll be like when they win the Stanley Cup! I'd better go find an air horn now. Store shelves throughout the city will probably be empty of any sort of noise makers pretty soon.
I've always wanted to have the Canucks hockey team in my own living room, and now thanks to Spencer Dubas' creativity I kind of do. He created patterns that you print out then cut and fold to form these three dimensional characters. Warning that if you like the Canucks and you like being crafty then you're going to get addicted to making these. If you've done origami or napkin folding in a restaurant in the past, that may give you a leg up on the manufacturing process involved here. Download the patterns to make them for your own fun, and keep checking back because it gets updated with more players pretty regularly.
This appears to be a regular play; the goalie is keeping an eye on the player from the opposing team rounding the back of the net with the puck, but take note of the placement of the butt end of the goalie's stick:
Taking a good hockey action photo is difficult. Personally, I'd want to see some ice flying, an emotional face, a puck and some stick movement in the frame to communicate the stress of the moment. Of course I didn't capture anything like that at the hockey game last weekend, which was a disappointment. That was made up, however, by the background crowd that I found I could tell more of a story with by imagining different speech bubble scenarios. And it was a good prompt for me to learn how to draw them to boot.
The best game you can name is the good ole hockey game.
Some Junior A hockey at the Langley Events Centre: Surrey Eagles at Langley Chiefs on October 23, 2010.
More Mission Raceway Motocross practicing.... my shoes need a scrubbing but I didn't need to enrobe my camera in plastic this time because it was a drier track. Either that or I'm learning to stay out of harm's way.
Time to get out the Q-Tips. My camera was a casualty of mud sprays and splashes at motocross practice at Mission Raceway: