November 4, 2013 |
+ A key to the early success of the Phoenix Coyotes (10-3-2) is the production they are getting from their defense. Oliver Ekman-Larsson (three goals, 11 points), Keith Yandle (1-10 - 11) and Derek Morris (4-6 - 10) ranked 4-5-6 in defensemen scoring through Sunday's games. + Welcome back Manny Malhotra, who returned to the NHL last Friday with the Carolina Hurricanes. The classy forward suffered a devastating eye injury in 2011 while with the Vancouver Canucks; fearing his impaired vision jeopardized his safety, they played him in only nine games last season and didn't re-sign him. He won 15 of 20 faceoffs in his first game back and 10 of 14 in his second.
October 21, 2013 |
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + If Sidney Crosby can be said to do anything quietly, he is quietly having a sensational start. Through Sunday he led the NHL in scoring with 17 points, including at least one point in all eight games the Penguins had played. That's a personal best to start a season for Crosby. + St. Louis forward David Backes scored six goals in the Blues' first seven games, matching his total in last season's 48-game schedule.
September 30, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah -- The U.S. men's Olympic hockey team for the Sochi Winter Games will be announced on Jan. 1, after the Winter Classic game, officials of USA Hockey said Monday at the U.S. Olympic media summit. “Our goal the next few months is to make 25 correct decisions,” said David Poile, general manager of Team USA and of the NHL's Nashville Predators. Poile also said that half or more of the team will be composed of players from the 2010 Vancouver team, which lost to Canada in the gold medal game.
September 10, 2013 |
Digital Domain, the Los Angeles-based visual effects studio, is bulking up -- north of the border. The company, recently acquired by a Chinese investor and now operating under the name Digital Domain 3.0, said it is expanding its Vancouver studio with new leadership. Veteran visual effects producer Kelly L'Estrange will head the Vancouver studio, overseeing all feature film production at that location, the company said in a statement. PHOTOS: 2012 highest-paid media executives L'Estrange has been with Digital Domain for 19 years, working on such films as "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "Apollo 13" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. " Joining L'Estrange in Vancouver will be 14-year Digital Domain veteran Swen Gillberg, who will be co-VFX supervisor for an undisclosed project.
August 31, 2013
AT VANCOUVER When: 4 p.m. Where: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada. On the air: TV: KDOC, KWHY; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 5-14-6, Whitecaps 10-9-6. Record vs. Whitecaps: 1-1-0. Update: This is the third and final regular-season game between the two rivals in Major League Soccer's Western Conference. Chivas USA won the first meeting, 2-1, on March 30 at StubHub Center and Vancouver won June 19, 3-1, in Canada. Chivas USA is coming off a 3-2 victory over the New York Red Bulls and will have two of its players, forward Tristan Bowen and midfielder Gabriel Farfan, back after serving two-game suspensions.
August 28, 2013 |
Chivas USA said Wednesday it reached agreement for most of its remaining nine regular-season games this year to be televised in English and for all nine to be shown in Spanish. The Major League Soccer team, which had been without a local broadcast deal, said station KDOC-TV would televise seven of the games in English, starting with this Sunday's game against the Whitecaps in Vancouver. In addition, MundoFox22 (KWHY-TV) will show seven games in Spanish starting with the Vancouver match, and Univision will carry the other two remaining games in Spanish.
August 4, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO VANCOUVER, CANADA From LAX, Alaska, Air Canada, WestJet and United offer nonstop service to Vancouver, and Delta, Alaska, United and US Airways offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $340, including taxes and fees. WHERE TO EAT Jade Seafood Restaurant, 8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond; (604) 249-0082, http://www.jaderestaurant.ca . Grand banquet room dining, the place where Chinese expats go to celebrate life milestones.
August 3, 2013 |
VANCOUVER, Canada - For a decade or more, the Vancouver area has enjoyed a reputation as the Asian food capital of North America. Near the airport south of town, locals and visitors flock to Alexandra Road in Richmond, a three-block stretch packed with modest noodle houses and grand banquet rooms. It's called "Food Street," and seemingly every type of Asian cuisine is on parade here - Cantonese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, plus a melding of all of the above. For a foodie not to experience the robust restaurant scene here is akin to a serious baseball fan never visiting Chicago's Wrigley Field or Boston's Fenway Park.
July 20, 2013 |
As a rising MLS star, Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez lives in a whirlwind of nonstop activity. A few days after attending the ESPYs, he will start for a fifth-place Galaxy (9-8-3) team looking for a critical three points against third-place Vancouver (9-5-5) on Saturday night. Then Sunday, the 24-year-old center back will meet up with the U.S. national team for the Gold Cup elimination rounds. Nonstop may be an overstatement, but Gonzalez credits a winter sit-down with former U.S. national team coach and current Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena for keeping his focus intact.