Saturday, 22 November 2014

Up In The Booth

I fully admit that I am no Foster Hewitt. He was the pioneer of play-by-play hockey, and he certainly has more than his fair share of legendary calls when it comes to the game we all love. Foster Hewitt was the voice of Hockey Night in Canada for millions across this country when radio and the early television transmissions were filling the airwaves for hockey fans. Like Mr. Hewitt, however, I'll share one thing with him tonight. He worked alone, and I'll be the only guy doing the broadcast of the Manitoba Bisons women's hockey game as they battle the fourth-ranked University of British Columbia Thunderbirds!

The game last night saw the Bisons pull out an impressive 2-1 overtime win in which Alanna Sharman scored the overtime winner, and goaltender Rachel Dyck was more than impressive. The Bisons seem to rise to the occasion each time they run into a ranked opponent, and there's a chance for the two-game sweep tonight as the two teams meet once more at Wayne Fleming Arena!

The game will be broadcast via the internet feed outside the UMFM broadcast range, so if you want to tune in to hear my first broadcast this season you can find the link here to get the broadcast! The game starts at 6pm CT, so hunker down by the computer for some quality Canada West women's hockey action!

Alanna Sharman sits third in Canada West scoring with ten goals and four assists, and her ten goals tie her for second-place in goal-scoring. UBC's Sarah Casorso and Rebecca Unrau leads their team with twelve points, and Casorso is tied with Tatiana Rafter for the lead in goals with six.

Rachel Dyck continued her impressive play in her second season in Canada West hockey. She leads Canada West with her miniscule 1.32 GAA, her .942 save percentage, has one shutout, and owns a 7-2 record. UBC's Samantha Langford is third in goalie stats in Canada West as she sports a 1.67 GAA, a .938 save percentage, and has three shutouts in posting an 8-2-2 record. Needless to say, scoring goals on these two isn't an easy task.

Join me tonight as I call the plays from Wayne Fleming Arena as the visting UBC Thunderbirds battle the University of Manitoba Bisons! We'll see you at 6pm!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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