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February 23, 2010
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3:30 p.m.

HOCKEY HOUSE LIVE WITH SEAN CULLEN

Hockey House's exclusive "hock-com" show, Sean Cullen hosts the ultimate live comedy variety chat show. See stars from the world of music, comedy and hockey collide on stage as Sean provides the laughs. Sean will also review the day's events and provide commentary in his unique, rapid-fire style.

4:30 p.m.
CANADA vs. GERMANY – Men’s Hockey Qualification

The real fun begins now! The preliminary round is done, teams are seeded and the one-and-done hockey begins. Canada kicks off the playoff round in a qualification game against Germany, with a potential quarter-final Wednesday against Russia looming on the horizon. The Canadians have had tremendous success against Germany at the Olympics – they are 14-0 all-time, outscoring the European side 97-14, and have beaten the Germans at each of the past two Olympics, 5- and 3-.

7 p.m.

CENTRE ICE WITH CHRISTINE SIMPSON

Veteran broadcaster and hockey geek extraordinaire Christine Simpson sits down for intimate, 1-on-1 interviews with all the hockey greats who will be visiting Vancouver for the Games, plus surprise guests and celebrities. You never know who's going to show up at Centre Ice!

7:30 p.m.

CZECH REPUBLIC vs. LATVIA – Men’s Hockey Qualification

UBC Thunderbird Arena will be rocking when two of the loudest fan bases at the Games gather at the 5,000-seat arena for a qualification round match-up. The Czechs were unlucky not to advance directly to the quarter-finals, missing out on a top four spot thanks to goal differential, while the Latvians finished at the bottom of the pack in the preliminary round, scoring only four goals in their three losses. The winner moves on to a Wednesday quarter-final against Finland.

9 p.m.

VICTORY CEREMONIES

Monday was a golden day for Canada, as Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue stepped to the top of the podium in ice dance at the Pacific Coliseum. Will there be more gold on Tuesday? The men’s 10,000m long track speed skating hits the ice at the Richmond Olympic Oval, the men’s giant slalom is on the slopes of Whistler Creekside and the women’s skicross finals are on tap on Cypress Mountain – Canada will be watching!

9:30 p.m.

SAM ROBERTS

Sam Roberts is used to being pegged with a different tag for each album. From the indie rock of “The Inhuman Condition,” to the more complex rhythmic tones of “Love at the End of the World,” Roberts says he just tries to ignore the attempts people make to categorize the music he makes. Regardless of the name one puts on it, Roberts continues to be one of Canada’s most exciting rock acts, embraced throughout the country, with pockets of substantial support around the world. “Love at the End of the World,” is already shaping up to be Roberts’ most successful album to date, entering at No. 1 in Canada, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

All Day

TEAM CANADA ALUMNI

Throughout the Games, various Team Canada alumni will be making appearances at Molson Canadian Hockey House. Here’s who is going to be on hand today:

Yvan Cournoyer

‘The Roadrunner’ won a remarkable 10 Stanley Cups during his illustrious NHL career, second only to former Habs teammate Henri Richard’s 11, and was a 1982 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee. Cournoyer only represented Canada on one occasion, but was front and centre for the greatest moment in Canadian hockey history when he assisted on ‘The Goal,’ Paul Henderson’s game winner late in Game 8 of the 1972 Summit Series.

Cam Neely

The Maple Ridge, B.C. native returns home to the Lower Mainland, where he began his career as a Vancouver Canuck before becoming one of the game’s greats with the Boston Bruins. Although he never represented Canada in international play, Neely was one of the country’s top players during his era, fully deserving of his 2005 enshrinement into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Serge Savard

An eight-time Stanley Cup champion, Savard was one of the Montreal Canadiens’ ‘Big Three’ on the blue line, joining Larry Robinson and Guy Lapointe during the final Habs dynasty in the 1960s and 70s. A 1986 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Savard wore the red and white of Team Canada – in the 1972 Summit Series and at the 1976 Canada Cup – both victories for Canada.

Stan Smyl

A Vancouver hockey icon, ‘The Steamer’ was the first Canuck to have his number retired by the team, and he still works with the Canucks as a senior advisor to the general manager. His Team Canada career included the 1978 IIHF World Junior Championship, where he won a bronze medal on a team led by a 16-year-old Wayne Gretzky, and the 1985 IIHF World Championship, where he won silver.


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