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Mementos: NHL Defenceman / coach Doug Lidster & Me at #Hoothockey, SXSW 2013

With Canucks’ (NHL ice hockey team) rookie Quinn Hughes looking likely to best a long-held team record for points by a defensemen, seems a good idea to share this snap of me with the strapping gent who’s record may fall (plus this is 7 years to the day as though that matters).

Mementos: NHL Defenceman and coach Doug Lidster and Me at Hoothockey, SXSW 2013

[update: march 12/13 – NHL season indefinitely paused so Lidster’s record may yet stand for a bit due to this shortened situation]

This oak tree of a dude is Doug Lidster, long-time NHL player and at the time of this snap (March 2013) on coaching staff of Dallas Stars, since then has had another stint coaching with Canucks and no doubt other gigs. 

He graciously came out to support #Hoothockey – a charity street hockey event put together at the noted SxSW event in Austin, Texas by Hootsuite (note colleague Connor Meakin between our shoulders) and Richard Loat spear-headed Five Hole for Food campaign. March 11, 2013 for the record.

In brief, various company-sponsored teams paid admission to compete in games played in a “rink” of inflatable boards – Dallas Star sent along this great space plus various side-games, a trio of cheerleader (note: i should include that pic too!) and more. The money and 7,500 lbs of food were in-turn donated to the local food banks.  Lots of fun of course and lots of “internet famous” types joined in.

Dave (L), then Hootsuite VP and Richard Loat (Five hole for food) atop of the Hootbus blasting some flags and scarves out of air cannons, March 2013, Austin, TX

More artifacts from this event are scattered all over the internet including some in this Hoothockey round up.

Hootsuite at Five Hole for Food social artifact roundup w/ Dan Mangan, Mayor Gregor and More

Social Media story/advice from Mozy19/Richard Loat including Canucks stuff

Social Media advice from Mozy19 (by kempedmonds)

Bonus: JJ, Richard and Dave on back on bus representing Canucks renegade media makers

Cody Hodgson named OHL’s Most Valuable Player

Via @mozy19: #Canucks prospect Cody Hodgson named OHL’s Most Valuable Player. Me: behold the future!

Canucks Outsider in L’Express du Pacifique talking fan culture

A few weeks back i was interviewed by Camille Pesnel, a reporter from France working for L’Express du Pacifique. L’Express is a French language newspaper here in Vancouver and Ms. Pesnel interviewed me about Canucks history and fan culture. I think – while the interview is in French, i spoke in English and don’t know what the article says. Someone want to do a translation?

L'Express Pacifique Cover

The article also includes comments from Jamie Olivier from the Canucks Fanzone and  Richard Loat of The Crazy Canucks Facebook group. A few days later, Ms. Pesnel and I shot some cheesy pose photos of me at Burrard St. Stn Skytrain in front of a Canucks Fanzone ad  – for more photos of the ads, check out the Crazy Canucks Flickr group.

Here’s the cover of the L’express du Pacifique issue #24 (.pdf) and article “Fans sur la toile” (.pdf).

Dave talking Caucks in L'Express Pacifique

Canucks Outsider in L’Express du Pacifique talking fan culture

A few weeks back i was interviewed by Camille Pesnel, a reporter from France working for L’Express du Pacifique. L’Express is a French language newspaper here in Vancouver and Ms. Pesnel interviewed me about Canucks history and fan culture. I think – while the interview is in French, i spoke in English and don’t know what the article says. Someone want to do a translation?

L'Express Pacifique Cover

The article also includes comments from Jamie Olivier from the Canucks Fanzone and  Richard Loat of The Crazy Canucks Facebook group. A few days later, Ms. Pesnel and I shot some cheesy pose photos of me at Burrard St. Stn Skytrain in front of a Canucks Fanzone ad  – for more photos of the ads, check out the Crazy Canucks Flickr group.

Here’s the cover of the L’express du Pacifique issue #24 (.pdf) and article “Fans sur la toile” (.pdf).

Dave talking Caucks in L'Express Pacifique