Former Sportsnet anchor Jody Vance has spent the last 3 years in the centre of the universe as the lead anchor of Leafs TV. On Monday, she returned to British Columbia as the co-host of CityTV’s Breakfast Television. She made her debut alongside Riaz Meghji, who organized a special welcome from three Vancouver Canucks.

I’m not sure if I can adequately describe what ensues, so it’s probably best that you just watch it.

Done? Good.

Cory Schneider’s “french accent” is a highlight, but it’s Maxim Lapierre that steals the show. First he congratulates Jody on her new “jig,” apparently assuming that Vance is an irish dancer. Then he mangles Riaz’s name, who will be known as Riaz McGee from this point on. At this point there is no confirmation that CityTV is renaming the show to “McGee and Me.”

Also, Michael Buble asks Vance for some fantasy hockey advice at the end of the video. Look, Michael, if Sidney Crosby is still available in your hockey pool, you’re in a terrible hockey pool. You should have joined the Anti-Fantasy Pool instead.

Stick-tap to Morgan for the tip.

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3 comments

  1. Mary
    October 20, 2011

    I love that the Canucks players are willing to do silly stuff like this – it somehow makes them seem more human and approachable.

    Plus, it is always nice to see interviews with players who are not interviewed as frequently as the Sedins/Kesler/Luongo/etc. I always found Lapierre entertaining on the ice – who knew he was as entertaining off-ice?

    Thank you for sharing the video Daniel!

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  2. John in Marpole
    October 20, 2011

    Daniel, Jody has been back in Vancouver for at least a year. She was on air on Shore 104 FM, much of that time teamed up with Billy Courage. And during the playoffs last spring, she was a co-host of the apres game show on the CBC.

    We Jody Vance fans keep abreast (can I say that?) of this kind of thing.

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  3. cambo
    October 20, 2011

    I think they should have Lou on every time he blows a game for the remainder of the season. My guess is he will be a regular.

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