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Swiss Dominate BC Floorball Challenge – Canucks Outsider #55

On a summer Saturday, Dave heads to the BC Floorball’s Challenge Tournament to learn whassup with fast-paced indoor hockey sport and watch the Swiss Selects soundly defeat the Canadian Waveriders in an exhibition besides the 5-nation cup tournament.  While there, Dave talks to Switzerland’s Simon and Simon (not to be confused with the TV show), rookie player Boris Mann,StewartThe Fossil” from England (and another player from London) plus interviews with BC Floorball’s Greg Beaudin (AKA Billy Tucker) and the “godfather” of Canadian Floorball, Finland’s Juha Mikola.  Topics include rules and regulations, Swiss military training, beautifulness of Vancouver, pro players in Europe, equipment, sportsmanship and beer.

Grab Swiss Dominate BC Floorball Challenge – Canucks Outsider #55 (.mp3, 34:23, 32MB)

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Photo of StewartThe Fossil” in action by Kris Krug (arted-up by Dave O)
More Coverage from the BCFF

Kris Krug‘s (Vancouver Photographer) kickin’ at BC Floorball flickr page
via More Photos from the 1st Annual BCFF Floorball Challenge

BC Floorball’s Tournament Coverage

Richard Eriksson’Week of Floorball report on Urban Vancouver and Youtube’d floorball video

The Province (via BC floorball Federation on esports)

North Shore News (via BC Floorball Fancy Footwork)

Fancy Footwork
Action from the 1st Annual BCFF Floorball Tournament in May. Board Members Greg Beaudin and Blair Zimmerman compete for the ball as Adrian Zimmerman and David Senn look on. (Photo courtesy ofNorth Shore News)

Greg Beaudin, President of BC Floorball (greg.beaudin@bcfloorball.com) says,

“The Future of Floorball in Canada, proven by the results of the day, is not in the hands of the skilled hockey players turned Floorball enthusiasts but rather in the youth who can grow up learning the skills and tactics of the game as the Swiss team graciously made us realize with the thumping that they handed us. We hope the spectators enjoyed watching true Floorball skill and we thank them for coming out to watch.  Floorball is an amazing team sport for its accessibility, versatility, affordability, energy and sportsmanship.  It is totally Gym friendly and we hope that schools and community centers are quick to value Floorball as an ideal, safe, and economical Gym sport for girls and boys.  We hope that all of you can spread the good word and build the buzz for Floorball.

Play Floorball in BC – Drop in an to experience the co-ed fun – new players welcome and may borrow gear.

When and Where: Register – Poster

Monday Night Floorball – $7 Mondays 6pm-7.45pm at the Roundhouse in downtown Vancouver

[UPDATE] Summer hiatus Thursday Night Floorball – $7 Thursdays, 7PM Mulgrave School in West Vancouver

More Floorball:

bcfloorball.com – BC Floorball

playfloorball.com – Floorball Canada

floorballontario.com – Floorball in Ontario

floorballpro.com – Floorball Equipment

BC Floorball TournamentBC Floorball Tournament
Swiss Zimmerman vs. Canadian Zimmerman (by Kris Krug)

Bogus Coverage (no permalinks, tsk tsk …, just here for posterity and shame):

The Outlook

The Courier

 

Halloween Week of Scary Games – Canucks Outsider #43

Waiting for the Seabus, Dave catches up with a few game recaps (Washington Nashville, Minnesota, Colorado and Dallas) and chats about Jacques Lemaire’s tan, Rolston’s language, and identifies Canuck killers and recounts Nucks struggle to hold a lead and close out games.

Canucks Outsider #43 (24:16, .mp3, 22.4MB)

canucks!

Plus he comes across a talented and enthusiastic busker named Clayton, playing the Wayne Gretzky montge song before heading across the inlet to the North Shore mountains to watch the Nucks take on the Ducks (insert foreboding organ music here) and encouraging a listen to Choogleon podcast.

More music in this episode by The (savant-like) Numbskulz of Pe Ell Washington and Sam Densmore of Portland, OR (also the co-host of Mastan Music Hour podcast and a recording engineer at Mastan Music).

 

Canucks Outsider Trad Media Scrapbook

Whilst tidying up all Canucks Outsider-related ephemera, I’ve rounded up a few oddments of media coverage and Fanzone related stuff for posterity. There are more out there so i’ll gather photos by my Crazy Canucks colleagues and stash ’em here as possible.

See also:

Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

Hockey NW and Canucks Outsider design archive

My grassroots Canucks media coverage began with the “Pig Express” my own publication from 1979 – this edition featured then-GM Jake Milford flying to Sweden to recruit players
Pig Express #2 P.1

At the SLC 2002 Olympics came my anecdotal CBC HNIC appearance with Don Cherry, Ron McLean and Joe Neiuwendyk’s brother Gilles – Don Cherry wore my furry hat (thanks to brother Anders) which was featured in his montage for a few seasons – i spoke with Ron and Don about my daily photo journal of 28 events in 13 days61-mclean-cherry-postgame2

Vancouver Courier’ Mark Hasiuk wrote up the Canucks Outsider podcast during the playoff run on 2007 with special emphasis on my support of the international fansVancouver Courier

Much more after the jump …

Continue reading Canucks Outsider Trad Media Scrapbook

Canucks Outsider Media Scrapbook

Whilst tidying up all Canucks Outsider-related ephemera, I’ve rounded up a few oddments of media coverage and Fanzone related stuff for posterity. There are more out there so i’ll gather photos by my Crazy Canucks colleagues and stash ’em here as possible.

See also:

Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

Hockey NW and Canucks Outsider design archive

My grassroots Canucks media coverage began with the “Pig Express” my own publication from 1979 – this edition featured then-GM Jake Milford flying to Sweden to recruit players
Pig Express #2 P.1

At the SLC 2002 Olympics came my anecdotal CBC HNIC appearance with Don Cherry, Ron McLean and Joe Neiuwendyk’s brother Gilles – Don Cherry wore my furry hat (thanks to brother Anders) which was featured in his montage for a few seasons – i spoke with Ron and Don about my daily photo journal of 28 events in 13 days61-mclean-cherry-postgame2

Vancouver Courier’ Mark Hasiuk wrote up the Canucks Outsider podcast during the playoff run on 2007 with special emphasis on my support of the international fansVancouver Courier

Much more after the jump …

Continue reading Canucks Outsider Media Scrapbook

Hockey NW and Canucks Outsider design archive

Hockey NW and Canucks Outsider design archive

Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

Canucks Outsider podcast episode art archive

Canucks Outsider Media Scrapbook

Canucks Outsider Media Scrapbook

Canucks Outsider in the Fanzone and Transit etc.

on the bus with kirk mclean

The Crazy Canucks by miss604.

The Crazy Canucks Podcast JJ, and DaveO with Richard Loat – Credit: Tracy Kiley-Guerrero

The Canucks Fanzone launches with the Crazy Canucks all over it

meet the montage

Here’s the page for the Canucks Outsider on the Fanzone

Canucks Outsider podcast on Canucks.com Fanzone

Dave-spotting on the bus
cloning an army of robotic poets

JJ, Richard and I became the poster boys for many things

fan frenzy

DaveO & Richard are ALL over GM Place by miss604.

It’s Getting Ugly – Alive for the Playoffs episode 2 vs. Blackhawks

The Canucks Outsider hockey renegadesThe Canucks Outsider bench of hockey renegades convened for a hap-hazard episode of the Alive for the Playoffs 2009.

Like the Canucks without Sami Salo, minus cameraman Dale, our squad lacked focus and finish but with enough Bar-b-q and beer, we

Like the Canucks without Sami Salo, minus cameraman Dale, our squad lacked focus and finish but with enough Bar-b-q and beer, we managed to survive the night in better shape the beleaguered Canucks who turned in their first clinker of the playoffs.

The good news abounds as the series is 1-1 and the Canucks have shown great resiliency this season and frankly, this *is* the first loss of the Playoffs – we weren’t really gonna sweep all 16 right?

The Alive for the Playoffs roster featured Ian the Goalie who appeared in the “Rickety Roller Coaster Ride” episode #65 – we revisited fave topics like Kyle Wellwood, the NHL’s suspension policies regarding headshots, International rules, NHL ownership foibles, league management of the Coyotes and nuances of the goaltending position. We also broke out the Don Cherry hat and jacket for good luck.

As usual, sage-like Dan Funboy chimed in with his usual assortment of trivia, miscellanea and opinion. Ferg, Richard, Roland, Ianiv, John B., John B2, Karen and Deborah rounded out the scoring.

Ian the Goalie and Dave the hostCheck out the video archive of the episode – due to technical foibles, there are many small segments to wade through and/or peruse Canucks Outsider photos.

Despite the technical challenges, we did manage to improve a few things (stoked out the Ustram channel page), share some hardcore hockey talk, and gave out sealed packs of 1991 hockey cards without gum but featuring holograms (which apparently don’t age well).

Next Event: Alive for the Playoffs – Game 5 Vs Blackhawks – 05/09/2009 6:00pm PST

Possible guests include representatives from Australia, Poland, Joe from Black Tories, and you …

Coming for next episode:

Chat by Twitter: Follow @canucksoutsider on Twitter and hashtag your posts #outsider09 and they’ll appear in the UStream chat

Lights: Really trying to get some better lighting …

Win: Well yeah!

The holy relics Don Cherry and Ron Mclean at 2002

Just the Prelude! – Alive for the Playoffs Round 2

Canucks Outsider’s Alive for the Playoffs video cast for Round 2 Saturday, May 2nd vs. the Chicago Black Hawks. Tune in at Hockeynw.com after 5:20PM PST for renegade punditry, trivia, interviews, and beer. Bob + Doug McKenize and Aeschylus give the announcement.

Tune in Saturday after 5:20PM PST at the Canucks Outsider Live 2009 Channel

Just the Prelude! – Alive for the Playoffs Round 2  announcement (audio, .mp3, 3:18, 3.3MB)

Canucks Outsider Alive for the Playoffs - Round 2