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Assault and Mischief Charges Against Louie DeBrusk

Former NHL Player and current television sports broadcaster, Louie DeBrusk faces four assault charges and two counts of mischief under $5,000 following an incident in Vancouver, British Columbia on January 9th.

The allegations against Louie DeBrusk include punching a Good Samaritan, assaulting a cab driver and vandalizing a taxi.   Vancouver police spokesperson said officers were called to the 1600-block of Bayshore Drive at 1:30 am after witnesses reported seeing a male assaulting four other men (two bystanders and two taxi drivers) and causing damage to two taxi cabs.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.  DeBrusk has made one court appearance and is expected to appear in court again on January 20th, 2011.

Louie DeBrusk is a commentator with the Rogers Sportsnet Edmonton Oilers broadcast crew and was in Vancouver covering the Oilers game against the Canucks.  DeBrusk, a left-winger and played 401 NHL games for the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks during his 11 year career which ended in 2003.  He accumulated a total of 1,161 penalty minutes during his career and was know for his toughness.

NHL All-Star Roster 2011

The 2011 NHL All-Star game will be held on Raleigh, North Carolina at the RBC Center on Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 4:00 PM EST.

The Honda NHL Superskills held on Saturday, January 29th at 7:00 PM EST.

The NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft will be held on Friday, January 28th at 8:00 PM EST.

2011 NHL All-Star Roster

Corey Perry (ANA)
Jarome Iginla (CGY)
Eric Staal (CAR)
Patrick Kane (CHI)
Patrick Sharp (CHI)
Jonathan Toews* (CHI)
Matt Duchene (COL)
Rick Nash (CBJ)
Loui Eriksson (DAL)
Brad Richards (DAL)
Ales Hemsky (EDM)
Anze Kopitar (LAK)
Patrik Elias (NJD)
Claude Giroux (PHI)
Sidney Crosby (PIT)
Evgeni Malkin (PIT)
David Backes (STL)
Steven Stamkos (TBL)
Martin St. Louis (TBL)
Phil Kessel (TOR)
Ryan Kesler (VAN)
Henrik Sedin (VAN)
Daniel Sedin (VAN)
Alex Ovechkin (WAS)

Dustin Byfuglien (ATL)
Tobias Enstrom (ATL)
Zdeno Chara (BOS)
Duncan Keith (CHI)
Niklas Lidstrom (DET)
Brent Burns (MIN)
Shea Weber (NAS)
Marc Staal (NYR)
Erik Karlsson (OTT)
Kris Letang (PUT)
Dan Boyle (SJS)
Mike Green (WAS)

Jonas Hiller (ANA)
Tim Thomas (BOS)
Cam Ward (CAR)
Carey Price (MON)
Henrik Lundqvist (NYR)
Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT)

Cam Fowler (ANA)
Tyler Seguin (BOS)
Tyler Ennis (BUF)
Jeff Skinner (CAR)
Kevin Shattenkirk (COL)
Jordan Eberle (EDM)

Taylor Hall (EDM)
Evgeny Dadonov (FLA)
Michael Grabner (NYI)
Derek Stepan (NYR)
Logan Couture (SJS)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson (PHO)

These are the six players that were nominated by fans:

  • Sidney Crosby
  • Evgeni Malkin
  • Jonathan Toews
  • Duncan Keith
  • Kris Letang
  • Marc-Andre Fleury

Vancouver Canucks Super Skills

You can go watch the Vancouver Canucks players show their skills at the Rogers Arena on February 27th, 2011.

If you are signed up to the Vancouver Canucks E-News then you would of received a password for the Pre-sale which is on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM PST and ends at 10:00 PM.  Unfortunately I can not put the password here, so make sure you sign up to the Canucks newsletter for next time.  But don’t worry, the tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, December 4th at 10:00 AM PST.

The tickets are for sale at Ticketmaster and the pricing starts at $10.00 and go up to $15.00 plus HST, service charges and fees.  The money goes to the Canucks for Kids Fund.  You can check out the Superskills homepage for more information.

Edmonton Oilers Cheerleaders – How To Apply

The Edmonton Oilers will be getting Cheerleaders.  They are the first Canadian NHL hockey team to have cheerleaders.  I think every team should have cheerleaders.

If you want to help support the Edmonton Oilers and become a Cheerleader than you can apply by clicking here.

There will be an info session held on Tuesday, October 26th from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Telus Field, 10233 – 96 Ave N.W. in Edmonton Alberta.

The auditions will be held on Friday October 29th and Saturday October 30th.

The only requirements listed to be a Edmonton Oiler Cheerleader are:

  • Must be 21 years of age by Nov 15, 2010
  • Must be a high school graduate as of June 15, 2010
  • Cheer/Dance/Gymnastics experience is helpful, but not required

I think that would be fun to be a cheerleader for a hockey team!  WOOT!  Good luck to anyone applying!

Vancouver Canuck Rick Rypien Shoves Fan – Update

NHL’s Vancouver Canucks Rick Rypien has been suspended for six games following the altercation with a Minnesota Wild Fan on Tuesday.  The Canucks have also been fined $25,000 for the incident.  Rick Rypien will return to the line up on November 6th against the Detriot Red Wings.

You can read about the incident by clicking here

Vancouver Canuck Rick Rypien Shoves Fan

Vancouver Canuck’s Rick Rypien has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing with the League.  During last nights game VS. the Minnesota Wild he shoved a fan.  You can see the video of on youtube

Rick Rypien was given a double minor for roughing and a 10 minute misconduct in the second period.  While he was heading down the tunnel to the dressing room he pushed a Minnesota Wild fan that was applauding.  The fan has been identified as James Engquist.  The Vancouver Canucks went on to have a big loss, losing 6 to 2 to the Minnesota Wild.

This isn’t the first time a player has attacked a fan.  I can visually remember the time Toronto Maple Leaf forward Tie Domi sprayed water onto a Philadelphia Flyers fan.  And then the fan started pounding the glass and fell into the penalty box and had a fight with Tie Domi.

We will have to wait and see what happens to Rick Rypien.  Until then, the Canucks will have to play without him!

Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0

Need I say more?  The Toronto Maple Leafs are in first place, yes first place in their conference, actually in the whole NHL!

They have played 4 games so far this season and won all 4! This is the first time in 17 years that this has happened for the Maple Leafs.  They have scored twice as many goals as they have allowed and their penalty killing is at 90%.  Who knew they could rise to the top?  I knew!  They are a changed team!  I wonder if they can do 5 wins in a row.  But I’ll have to wait till Monday, October 18th when they play against the New York Islanders.  I see a Stanley Cup coming!

Meet Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows and Mason Raymond

You can meet Vancouver Canucks player Alex Burrows and Mason Raymond on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 in Surrey, British Columbia.  They will be at the grand opening of two RBCs.  The event runs from 10:30 AM till 4:00 PM.

Alex Burrows, #14  Left Winger from the Vancouver Canucks will be at the Morgan Crossing branch at 15795 Croydon Drive in Surrey.  He is currently injured for play so hopefully he still attends the meeting.

Mason Raymond, #21 Left Winger will be at the Clayton Heights branch at 18676 Fraser Highway in Surrey.

I won’t be attending since I’m not a fan of the Vancouver Canucks but I thought I’d post about it for the fans.

Just found out that the local firefighters will be firing up the grill for the event!  That sounds like a good reason to attend!  Sexy firemen 😉 haha

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