Update: the Vancouver Wellwoods have found a sponsor

Over the weekend, we shared with you the plight of the Vancouver Wellwoods, our official women’s road hockey team. After a year of wearing the baby blue t-shirts with iron-on decals you see above, the Redwood Cup runners-up felt it was time to graduate to official sweaters. Unfortunately, they had no money. The Wellwoods needed $300, and we asked if anyone would be kind enough to sponsor them.

We are happy to report that the Wellwoods have indeed found a sponsor. In fact, they’ve found two.

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I Watched This Game: Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks, January 31, 2012

For only the third time this season, the Canucks played an entire sixty-minute game without being given a powerplay but, incredibly, it was the second consecutive time this phenomenon has occurred versus the Chicago Blackhawks. What’s more, this game was called by Ian Walsh, who called the last powerplay-free affair. Is this evidence of some kind of conspiracy?

No. Uncanny though the circumstances may be, there’s no agenda here. The Blackhawks simply played a fabulously disciplined game. Furthermore, while the Canucks may have played an entire sixty-minute game without being given a powerplay, they hardly played a sixty-minute game. You draw penalties by outworking the other team, and frankly, only Cory Schneider seemed interested in doing that for much of this game. So why didn’t he draw any penalties? Well, he was a little busy. So was I. I watched this game.

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