Olympic Winter Games 2014: Hockey

Olympic Winter Games 2014, 17 days of exhilarating winter games in Sochi, over 80 countries and around 2000 athletes will be competing against each other in almost 80 event. However for the Canadians only the ice hockey games count, be prepared for some crazy days. Extra for you I looked up some must-knows about the Canadian hockey culture. Just in case you stumble up on a bar full of Canadians watching hockey or to get some extra credit when your fellow workers are talking about hockey.

Hockey was invented in the mid 1850s by British soldiers, which were on duty in Canada. In 1879 students at the University in Montreal gave the game a set of rules. On March 3, 1875, the first indoor game was played at Montreal’s Victoria Skating Rink. Instead of using a ball, they used a puck, to prevent the puck form exiting the rink and hitting spectators.In 1893 the first Stanley Cup was played and awarded to the Montreal HC. The Stanley Cup was invented in 1888 by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston, to award the best hockey team of Canada. The Montreal Candiens have won the most Stanley Cups, 23 times.The Canucks are named after the Canadian folk Johnny Canuck, who was a skater and hockey player in his spare time.

Beneath  you can find a short overview of the game time during the Olympic Games and especially for the ‘Sweds’ the games are marked blue.

Women shedule icehockey Men shedule icehockey

If you want to we can stream some games at our office, of course not the ones at 4 or 6 in the mornings. Just let me know in the comments if you are interested in watching the games and I will make sure that we can watch them.

Go Canada Go

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INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the week

Have you ever been to a hockey game? Yes, then you know how it feels to sit in the crowd and cheer for your team. It is amazing!!! If you have not been to a hockey game yet, go and experience the rush of being a supporter. This week I have visited a hockey game and that is why I sharing this picture of the week with you.

After an exiting game the Vancouver Giants (3) won against the Everett Silvertips (2). The crowd went mad everybody was screaming and shouting it was amazing. I am looking forward to seeing another hockey game.

If you have a video, quote, picture, news etc. and you want to share that with us.

Send it and WIN amazing prices !!!

Greets,

Petra

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Video Of The Week — WE ARE ALL CANUCKS!

It’s time for the video of the week and since we built up the tradition to show solely clips about the Canucks, the Stanley Cup, Vancouver and funny cover songs related to it, we want to stick to it for one last time…

 Today, on a sunny Wednesday, June 15, the Vancouver Canucks will win the Stanley Cup 2011 for the first time in NHL history!

Why? Because they have the most awesome fans in the world! And of course because it’s a home match 😉 Next to that…They ROCK! It will be a nerve-wracking 7th and last match of the final! Everybody in the INTERNeX office is soooo excited about it!

So let’s cheer for our team from wherever you are, as loud as you can with all the positive energy that you have so the Canucks can hear every fan from every corner in Canada in the Rogers Arena!!

Let’s make them bring the gigantic trophy home on a wave of energetic, overwhelming fan love!

Even if you are not from Canada, just as me, remember that as long as you are here: WE ARE ALL CANUCKS! 😀

Go Canucks Go!

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How was your weekend?

Hi guys.

I hope everybody had a great weekend! I am sure the hardcore Caucks fans had a blast and already got their game face on for today’s game – go Canucks go!

My weekend started out with a get together with the whole INTERNeX staff. We all watch the game and since it was Elvera’s last day as an intern she continued at the “Blarney Stone” (I hope you had a wonderful last night out!) I went to Granville Street with a few other people and joined the celebration. I gave out a lot of high fives and took some videos of the madness, because frankly I have never really seen anybody celebrate a victory like this. I cannot even imagine how it will look like if they win. How did you celebrate the victory of the mighty Canucks?

On Saturday I spend most of the day on the beaches in Kitsilano and the huge outdoor pool (it is 137,5 meter long!!). On the right side you have all the mountains followed by Stanley Park and Down Town, and when the sun is up it kinda feels like being on a holiday in a much more exotic country. The rest of the day I just relaxed and enjoyed the nice weather together with my room mates.

On Sunday I went down to the “Metrotown Mall” in Burnaby. The mall has 470 shops including a large cinema, so I took the opportunity to watch “Super8” – a movie directed by J.J.Abrams and Steven Spielberg. The movie is about a group of friends who witness a mysterious train crash in the summer of 1979. The group start noticing strange happening going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon. It is very long time ago I have been so caught up into a movie, so I can definitely recommend it – and I am sure there is something for everybody in it 🙂

That was it for me now, how was your weekend? Did you enjoy some of that gorgeous weather? Or did you take off into the wilderness? Let us know by leaving a comment 😀

Cheers, Mads

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Video of the week – It’s a Winner!

Today it’s Playoff time again! The Canucks are facing the 4th game of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Finals! And of course, after the setback of last game (1:8 just to remind you!) they will stand up again and beat the Boston Bruins! In view of the occasion I found another quite amusing video about the Canucks. Check it out! Isn’t it amazing how much dedication and passion the Canucks fans put into supporting their team? 😀 I’m really glad to be in Vancouver right now!

Do you have a video that is worth being the video of the link? Send us the link!

Cheers,

Ziska

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