MINOR DIVISION MEDIA DAY RESPONSES
- HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A GHL CHAMPION BEFORE?
If the Rangers do win, it will be a first championship for almost the entire roster. Mike Petriw did come very close, as he was in the Final Penalty Shootout a few years ago. The Oilers have some championship experience with 4 people playing on last year’s Hawks championship team.
- HAVE YOU WON IN ANOTHER SPORT BEFORE?
Rangers – Some of the winning championships by members of the Rangers include baseball, rowing and being a Zombie Run Survivor.
Oilers – Members of the Oilers have won in a variety of sports including ball hockey, slo pitch, soccer, football, baseball, basketball, volleyball and improv sketch comedy (Joanna)
- ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10, HOW NERVOUS DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE BEFORE THE GAME?
Most of the Rangers tried to maintain that they will keep cool, with many Rangers saying that they will register a 1. In fact, Marvin stated that he would be a -1. The Oilers, on the other hand, registered on the other end of the spectrum, with answers that include 9ish, 10, 8, 11, and looking like a 1, but actually being a 10.
- AS A SPORTS FAN, WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WINNING MOMENT THAT YOU HAVE SEEN (EITHER LIVE OR ON TV)?
Very popular answers included the Blue Jays winning the World Series and Sidney Crosby’s Golden Goal at the 2010 Olympics.
- Anytime Canada wins a gold medal
- Daniel Alfredsson’s goal in the 2007 Eastern Conference Fianls
- Mats Sundin’s 500th goal
- Penguins 2009 Stanley Cup Win
- Sochi Winter Olympic Women’s Hockey championship game
- Son winning his first Judo tournament (Michelle Grout)
5. WHEN THEY RECREATE YOUR TEAM’S SEASON IN A MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE, WHAT ACTOR / ACTRESS PLAYS THE ROLE OF YOU?
Rangers Dream Season (top billings):
Penalty King ………..as Marvin Zhang
Val Kilmer…….as Mike Petriw
Daisy Ridley…..as Michelle Grout
John Belushi………as Taras Zajac
Michael Clarke Duncan………as ‘Coach’ Brett Matte
Oilers Dream Season (top billings):
Claire Danes……………as Michelle Hyatt
Ryan Gosling……….as Trevor Kwolek
Jack Black…………….as Tristan Morrison
Carrie Ann Moss……..as Katie Pym
The Dog From The Littlest Hobo…..as Joanna Innes (because according to her – works hard, a bit mysterious and damn fine looking)
- WHAT ARE THE KEYS FOR YOUR TEAM WINNING?
For the Rangers to Win – The Rangers had a variety of responses which included the following: Play as a dynamic team, Jamie scoring, Jason stopping shots, Marvin not taking out our own players, having fun, encouraging each other and scoring.
For the Oilers to Win – The Oilers also had a lot of variety in their responses – relentless shots on net, having a winning attitude, hard work, driving to the net and keeping opposing shots to the outside.
- SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THE TEAM YOUR ARE PLAYING…
Rangers talking about the Oilers:
- Jeremy has a killer shot
- They are extremely fast
- They have been playing amazing even with having a lousy coach
- They are very fun to play against and are a great team
Oilers talking about the Rangers:
- Lindsay has a great shot
- Jason has the ability to steal games
- Goalie and Defense have been fantastic the whole year
- Strong team – challenge is good
- Work hard and get pucks to the net
- YOU’VE JUST WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE TV CAMERAS ARE ON YOU…YOU SAY – ‘I’M GOING TO….’. FINISH THIS SENTENCE.
…celebrate with a beer
…celebrate in a modest fashion with my fiancée and kid
…the GHL Banquet
…pee in my pants
…miss having a weekly excuse to eat half my weight in pancakes at Silks
…remember this moment forever
…enjoy a sweet vacation on Brett and Bekki’s credit card
- WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO ON APRIL 1ST?
- A crack at winning and playing one final game
- Regaining the ability to watch hockey night in Canada
- Just playing, don't like off weeks
- The music
- The chance to play in a championship game.
- A shootout with me (Mike Petriw) scoring the winning goal
- Wings and Beer