Canada vs USA in New Zealand July 2011

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  1. billycanuck

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    Interesting news out of New Zealand last week where a company called the Douglas Webber Group are brining in some NHL talent to play a three game series in New Zealand. Games will be played in Auckland, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

    Two players already announced to play are Kyle Quincy (Colorado) and Rob Schremp (NY Islanders).
    http://www.odt.co.nz/sport/ice-hockey/148041/ice-hockey-top-class-game-coup-dunedin

    More NHL players will be announced at a later date.

    Of course, with the latest tragic news out of Christchurch, no word yet on how badly damaged the arena was. Too early to speculate if this event will change.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Update on this event

    Well, might not be what it is announced to be. Wrote up an update on the latest findings about this event. Read Here

    Seems like it is a 'anyone allowed to play event' who wants to spend $3200.00 to go to NZ for a few days. But the cost to watch these games is $145 CDN! :amazed:
     
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    I am super psyched for this. I'm leaving Calgary for my native New Zealand in about three weeks and the lack of hockey was a major worry. I hear the Christchurch game has been moved to Queenstown due to the arena being ruined in the Earthquake.

    For a country of 4 mil with no ice and three rinks in the country, we have 1500 registered players. We got promoted to Div 2 this year, I know we won't be pushing for the olympics any time soon but if we manage to get the NHL on tv, thats enough for now.

    BTW, New Zealand holds the worst loss in hockey history. Look it up. :shakehead
     
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    As a NZ born, canadian raised hockey fanatic. I think this is very very cool. I really do believe Ice Hockey could grow in NZ one day, definetely the kind of sport I could see the Kiwis supporting.
     
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    Wow, that link, if accurate, makes it sound awfully dodgy.
     

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