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Looking for a Cool Canada Lovefest? Watch Hockey or Closing Ceremonies for Free at Rio Theatre Tonight

Watching hockey at the RIO Theatre off Commercial Drive was a fun and free alternative to going to a pub.

Canada Beats Russia in Hockey at the 2010 Vancouver Games and the Crowds Go Wild

There were kisses for Canada and shouts of joy on the streets as Canada  defeated Russia last night in hockey at the 2010 Winter Games. From the DTES to Kitsilano and all across Canada, it was...

Miller Outduels Brodeur as Canada Loses 5-3 Against the United States, and Canada Fans Aren't Happy

Despite out-shooting the United States by nearly a 2:1 ratio, Canada's Men's hockey team fell due to a disparity in goaltending.

I'm Watching Hockey. Unprecedented. What if Canada Doesn't Win a Gold Medal in Hockey? Unthinkable.

I've actually never watched a hockey game, but I want Canada to win.  I heard the cheers on the street a minute ago when Canada scored its second goal. I was just at the gym where, a line of...

A Battle for Hockey Dominance: Canada vs. USA

How will Team Canada fare against Team USA when they duke it out in Men's Hockey on Feb. 21? As these teams are closely matched in skill and talent, this game is surely to be very close.

When There Were Gods: the “Golden Era” of Hockey

I watched hockey over 40 years ago when it was called the “golden era” of real hockey. There were six teams and it was a different game from what we see today. I especially loved the magnificence of...

Wry Vancouverites Speculate on Who'll Light the Caldron for the 2010 Olympic Games

Speculation about who will light the Olympic caldron is happening on buses, at parties, and at bars. Here's what our reporters have overheard around town: "A 3-D Hologram of Terry Fox..." "A previous...

Norwegian Alpine Ski Team Coach-less, Michael Bublé Hosts Olympic Hockey Games: Today's Olympic Round-Up

Norwegian Speed Skating Coach Fired Over Comment The Norwegian national speed skating team lost its coach on Monday after skater Maren Haugli complained to the Norweigian speed skating federation...

Mitchell Spurs Vancouver into a Comeback Against Chicago

The Canucks, after a disappointing loss to Edmonton on Monday, travelled to Chicago to play their first rematch against the Blackhawks, who unceremoniously eliminated them from the playoffs last...