Most Memorable Hockey Game

A Canadian woman talks about the most impressive game of ice hockey that she's ever seen.

Self Study

Dictation

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Transcript

The most memorable game I (I've) ever watched was when, it was a couple of years ago when I was living in Vancouver at the time, and the Vancouver Canucks made the Stanley Cup playoffs, so that's the very last series of the game and they were going for the cup.

And it was game 7, so that's as many as you can go in a series, and it was so exciting, they made it to game 7, and um, I wasn't in the stadium, but downtown Vancouver threw this huge party, and there were screens up on the streets and everything was blocked off, and there was (were) thousands of people down there watching the game.

So, we all came together, it was really exciting, we all had our jerseys, I had a hat made out of paper mache, everyone was in a great mood, unfortunately they lost, um, but it was a great game, and it was just really great to see the team spirit within the city, um, and yeah it was absolutely amazing, it's an experience I will never forget.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • What game was the most memorable for her?
  • Did she see the game from inside the stadium?
  • What was happening on the streets of Vancouver at the time?
  • What was the atmosphere like?
  • What were some people wearing? What did she wear?
  • Did the Canucks win the game?

Answers

The most memorable game for her was game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals when the Vancouver Canucks were playing.

No, she saw the game outside on TV in the streets of Vancouver.

There were thousands of people watching the game from the streets of Vancouver. It was like a great big party; the roads were blocked off, and people were watching the game on big screens around the city.

It was really exciting.

Many people were wearing Canucks jerseys, she was wearing a paper mache hat.

No, unfortunately they were beaten and they lost the Stanley Cup.

Notes

Notes

In the 2010–11 NHL season, the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final four games to three (4-3).

2010-11 NHL season