My Crazy Canucks

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on July 9, 2008

in Friends,Guest Posts

And now, a word from a highly respected representative from Canadia, our 51st state: Ms. Huckdoll.

For those of you who don’t know me, I am Huckdoll. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC.

Canada.

Most of my young life was spent inside ice arenas watching my brother, cousins and friends play hockey. Saturday nights especially, were all about being in front of the television watching Hockey Night in Canada, whether I liked it or not.

My home team? The Vancouver Canucks.

I’ve been to many, many games – on occasion paying upwards of $300 a seat for playoff tickets.

What can I say? I love the smell of ice and more so, the energy of a few thousand people around me in one complex sharing my passion for one single thing – hockey.

When Baby Daddy and I found out we were pregnant, the first thing we purchased were Vancouver Canuck onesies. My daughters fell asleep many nights watching hockey games wearing these little things.

As they got older, they continued watching with us – on their own will. They’re almost three and not fully potty trained but they know almost every word to our national anthem. Some nights I’ll put them to bed and hear them softly singing it through the baby monitor.

They’re hockey girls, through and through. Why wouldn’t they be when they live in a country like Canada, in a city like Vancouver with so much love and passion for the game? Not to mention a dad who lives, breathes and plays the game.

This makes me smile and brings a tear to my eye, even. I LOVE Canada THAT much. I’m nothing short of proud to be one of these crazy Canucks in this video.

So, it didn’t really surprise me the other evening when my daughter asked me for a hockey beer cup.

What’s a hockey beer cup, you ask?

Well, I didn’t know either, so I asked her to show me. When finally made our way to the fridge, she pointed.

She wanted a beer.

My almost three year old wanted a hockey beer cup. To be brutally honest, I laughed my ass off. I’ve really never heard anything so cute in my entire life – that the twins associate beer with hockey. Talk about Daddy’s girls!

But, being the good mommy I am, I handed her a juice box instead and she cheers’d me with the unopened beer in my hand.

Only sixteen years to go, my hockey-loving baby girl.

Sixteen years till you realize that spending $24 for three beers at game is something only us crazy hockey fans do with a smile.

GO! Calgary Flames Canucks, GO!

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1 Hockeyman July 9, 2008 at 11:08 pm

*Tear* I want my kids to know the Canada anthem. Or at least just still cheer for the Islanders. My 4 yr old has switched to the Penguins. Barely 4 and she’s already broken my heart.
I’ll go have some hockey beer now…

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2 MamaWise July 9, 2008 at 11:11 pm

How awesomely sweet! My son “cheers” me with his juice box all the time…

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3 Maggie's Mind July 9, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Go, Huckdoll! So very cute. I used to play “hey, beerman” when my mom would watch the Cubs game on tv because I was so used to hearing it at the ballpark when I was little. Different sport, same spirit. And I turned out OK… ;)

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4 Mr Lady July 9, 2008 at 11:14 pm

Fucking awesome. I can say fucking here, right? Delete it if you must. :(

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5 Ashley July 9, 2008 at 11:15 pm

I have to say, I am a hockey virgin. Truly. We just don’t have hockey RIGHT HERE where I live. We don’t even have an ice rink. I know, poor me, right? *sigh*

Cute post, Huck.

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6 justmylife July 9, 2008 at 11:19 pm

Such a cutie pie baby!! Hockey beer cup….LOL My daughter thinks standing outside is reason enough for beer. Now she is her daddy’s daughter.

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7 Kelley July 9, 2008 at 11:22 pm

Ice has a smell? Really?

My girls call my wine ‘Mummy bitch juice’

Same thing right?

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8 VDog July 9, 2008 at 11:37 pm

prezzshus! My kid knows how to “cheers!” too – at 18 months. LOL

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9 Kim July 9, 2008 at 11:38 pm

I can’t..that picture is just to freaking adorable..
Well done guest spot Huck.. you did my girl Angie proud!

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10 Maria July 10, 2008 at 12:01 am

Go Canucks! Whatever the hell those are! LOL

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11 Zoeyjane July 10, 2008 at 12:03 am

um, is it wrong for me to further the Canadia experience by sharing that mine knows that when someone scores, we throw up our hands and yell, “C’est le bou!”

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12 Miss July 10, 2008 at 1:57 am

Damn Canada. With your sticks and ice. If this were anyone else… if that little one wasnt so cute…. gah! OK I love you huck and I think this post came out fantastic. I know you worked hard on it. Even if it is aboot Hockey.

Aha. So you did post about the two things you mentioned didnt you sly girl? *muah*

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13 Huckdoll July 10, 2008 at 2:05 am

Damn straight, Miss ;)

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14 Big Bad Daddy July 10, 2008 at 3:13 am

Dunt Da Dunt Da Dah!….for those of you who don’t know that the beginning of the theme for Hockey Night in Canada, sometimes mistaken for the National Anthem. My daughter thinks any team in red are “The Canadian Team”, She calls the Calgary Flames the “Calgary Canadians” and anytime someone scores she yells “Who won?” I don’t read the paper, watch TV or read the news online but I just noticed we are bringing in Bertuzzi……..this should be interesting.

Go Canucks Flames! Go!

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15 Kat July 10, 2008 at 3:14 am

Here you are, I knew I’d find ya (if that doesn’t sound totally stalker like :o) )
Great post. I am a big soccer fan and I am not a stranger to paying €200 for a ticket to a match but $24 for three beers? That is just a wee bit steep.

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16 Amy July 10, 2008 at 7:23 am

Great guest post!!! I have just recently discovered the brilliance of Huckdoll and now I am hooked (especially since we share the joy of having twins)!!!

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17 Nickoal July 10, 2008 at 10:25 am

What an kick arse post! To be honest, I’ve never seen anything at all to do with hockey – but my girl is the same way about rugby! Although, it really is any rugby at all… Huck you are awesome. and so are your girls.

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18 Alison July 10, 2008 at 10:30 am

I cannot wait to get my kids their first set of skates and their first sticks.

One of the best sports. Ever.

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19 lceel July 10, 2008 at 10:33 am

Lookout Hockey world. The Blackhawks are coming. There’s a new Wirtz in charge of the team and things are going to HAPPEN. As much as I love Huckdoll, and by extension, her girls, I have to declare loyalty to our Chicago team. But, because of Huckdoll, when they are NOT palying the ‘Hawks, I WILL root for the Flames.

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20 Kori July 10, 2008 at 10:51 am

I have never actually seen a hockey game. But I love the cheers with the juice box image! :)

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21 Krissy July 10, 2008 at 11:02 am

What hockey is to you is what the Green Bay Packers are to us. My daughter has slept with her jersey on for years and cries when they lose. She’s cried a lot.

And she never asks for a beer, but since the sweet age of two she has always been a very good beer fetcher.

Go Pack!

And go Huckdoll for being an awesome guest blogger.

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22 Don Mills Diva July 10, 2008 at 11:12 am

Being from Toronto I’ve just about given up on hockey. The Leafs just break my heart every year so I’ve started becoming a basketball fanatic – Go Raptors Go!

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23 abunslife July 10, 2008 at 11:29 am

That’s hilarious! Too bad that in sixteen years in three beers will probably cost like 50 bucks! :) We had Jacob “trained” to go to the beer fridge (yeah we have a special fridge JUST for beer and other grown-up drinks, that now have juice boxes in them dammit!) at 18 months so we wouldn’t have to get up ourselves. We are AWESOME parents!

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24 Maureen July 10, 2008 at 1:06 pm

Well, since our dear Jets folded years ago, we’ve had to get by with the Manitoba Moose IHL team… which, BTW is the farm team for the Vancouver Canucks. So we have a bond there, Huck!

Love the beer cup episode. So are you (or Baby Daddy, more likely) going to get her one of those plastic Canucks cups? She could drink her juice from that this fall when the season starts again. I’ll bet you can even find a sippy cup with the logo on it… or does it need the beer logo? ;)

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25 BusyDad July 10, 2008 at 1:19 pm

I love beer moments. Totally precious, that one! My beer moment came when I asked Fury last year what we should do for my birthday party. He said, “we’ll have the TV runnin with UFC, we’ll have the beer runnin, and loooooots of Fooooood!” That’s a perfect party if you ask me.

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26 Xbox4NappyRash July 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm

So, is Canada featured in one of the Narnia movies?

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27 Ricardo July 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm

I actually work on a lot of NHL stuff for my job. I remember we used to have an NHL team in my home state; the Hartford Whalers. They moved and everyone here is still sore over it.

What if your daughters become Leafs fans?

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28 Helen July 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Loved the post!!!!

Being from Halifax,NS we did not have a professional team but let me tell you the frostbite I had when I was younger sitting in rinks waiting for ‘the boyfriend of the time’!!!

Living in Georgia we have been asked twice if we were from “Canadia”.

I am counting down the days until I am living back in my ‘home and native land’!!!

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29 feefifoto July 10, 2008 at 4:16 pm

I love the Canadian national anthem. It’s way prettier than ours and much easier to sing.

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31 Beth from the Funny Farm July 10, 2008 at 6:39 pm

That is such a cute story. I call those “The Grown-up Drinks.” Which.. I am currently slurping one down at the moment. :-)

I am an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. LOOOVE Hockey! Go Penguins!!

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32 soge shirts July 10, 2008 at 6:59 pm

hahaha that is awesome. I accidentally tried my first beer at age 5 and didn’t care much for it. Of course later on in life i became quite the fan. Hockey is starting to get more and more interesting to me although I don’t have a favorite team yet.

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33 Sue July 10, 2008 at 8:41 pm

hehehe. We are a football family here. Different sport but the passion and tradition are the same, right down to the beer!

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34 Eve Grey July 10, 2008 at 10:46 pm

Love it Huck! That vid made me tear up too! I especially love it in French for some reason…

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35 Vanessa July 11, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Love when kids have moments like these! Makes us proud and sentimental!

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36 Karen MEG July 11, 2008 at 9:08 pm

LOVE that onesie…but it would’ve been sweeter with a blue Maple leaf on it; just a little sweeter ;)

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37 tenakim July 11, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Cute story! I’ve had a few choice words come out of my little one’s mouths… and OF COURSE, I explained that that was a no no word, but it’s always pretty damn cute!

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