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MAJOR DIVISION MEDIA DAY RESPONSES

 

 

  1. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A GHL CHAMPION BEFORE?

 

Both the Flames and the Hawks have plenty of championship experience. The Flames hold the recent edge with Rob, Beth and Richard all members of last year’s Penguins team. A few of the Flames have yet to win in the Winter, but they have been part of a summer GHL championship team.

 

However, being a champion is sometimes not that memorable. Marlene claims that she knows that she has won in the past because there is a photo, but she does not have any memory of it.

 

 

  1. HAVE YOU WON IN ANOTHER SPORT BEFORE?

 

Flames – Some of the sports that the members of the Flames have won in have been Rowing, CYO Hockey, Baseball, Ball Hockey, Soccer, Tennis and Daryl Abbs’ prestigious Intermural Basketball Championship in University.

 

Hawks – Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, CYO Hockey, Gold Medal at World Championships in Karate in Italy (Shannon), once in a game of Checkers (Ken)

 

  1. ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10, HOW NERVOUS DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE BEFORE THE GAME?

 

Both teams predicted a wide range of nerves….and includes Tyler’s 1 (claiming he has nerves of steel), Beth’s 2.5, Shannon’s 2.7-2.8 answer, and Cindy’s 8-10 range.

 

  1. AS A SPORTS FAN, WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WINNING MOMENT THAT YOU HAVE SEEN (EITHER LIVE OR ON TV)?

 

By a large margin, Sidney Crosby’s golden goal at the 2010 Olympics was the favourite answer. Other answers include

  • Blue Jays winning the World Series
  • Joey Bats ‘bat-flip’ against the Rangers
  • 1972 Summit Series Win by Canada
  • Jon Montgomery’s Skelton win at the Vancouver Olympics
  • Leafs winning the draft lottery for Austen Matthews
  • Brad Gushue winning the Tim Horton’s Brier after 10 years of trying
  • Lemieux’s Canada Cup 87 Goal (Tom Ferguson was in attendance for Game 1 of finals)
  • 1994 NY Rangers Stanley Cup Win
  • Cherry Pickers making it to the finals in the last tournament

 

  1. WHEN THEY RECREATE YOUR TEAM’S SEASON IN A MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE, WHAT ACTOR / ACTRESS PLAYS THE ROLE OF YOU?

 

Flames Dream Season (top billings):

Zac Efron ………..as Daryl Abbs

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson…….as Tyler Lowther

Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean)…..as Tom Ferguson

Diana Hastings………as herself

Jennifer Lopez………as Beth Braken

Cindy Shantz………..as herself

Ellen Page……………as Krista Catella

Ty Burrell (Modern Family’s Phil)……as Rob Tyndall

Marc Sequin………..as Charlie Sheen

 

Hawks Dream Season (top billings):

Lily Tomlin……………as Marlene Hodgins

Ethan Hawke……….as Shannon Kaye

Robert Downey Jr….as John Sheppard

Mike Bullard (CTV Talk Show Host)…..as James Bell

Seann William Scott……as Rob Goodine

Sam Elliot……………..as Steve Laubach

Bambi………………….as Ken Hodgins

Woody Harrelson……….as Brad Gaudreau

 

  1. WHAT ARE THE KEYS FOR YOUR TEAM WINNING?

 

For the Flames to Win – Almost every response had something to do with passing the puck and working with a team. Other answers include - ‘Pass hard and Dangle harder’, strong goaltending and scoring like they have been doing all playoffs long.

 

For the Hawks to Win – The Hawks had a lot more variety in their responses – score more goals than the Flames, stay out of the Penalty Box, ‘Forecheck, Backcheck, PayCheck’, and ability to play as a team.

 

  1. SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THE TEAM YOUR ARE PLAYING…

 

Flames talking about the Hawks:

  • Steve Laubach sometimes looks like Grant Fuhr out there
  • Females on the Hawks are amazing….The men, well….
  • They have been a force throughout the season with their strong offense
  • Porsche makes it fun to be challenged
  • The jerseys are pretty spiffy.

 

Hawks talking about the Flames:

  • Krista is amazing goalie
  • Swell bunch of guys and gals
  • They seem to be on a steady upswing all year long
  • Really strong defensive team
  • I love their female players, they are always very classy in the change room, but are animals on the ice.

 

  1. YOU’VE JUST WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE TV CAMERAS ARE ON YOU…YOU SAY – ‘I’M GOING TO….’. FINISH THIS SENTENCE.

 

By far the most popular answer – Silks. Other answers include Disney, Get sloppy drunk with my teammates and celebrate with my kids

 

  1. WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO ON APRIL 1ST?

 

Again, both teams had the same top answer, which was winning. Other answers include just playing, The Championship Atmosphere, getting a chance to shine during Virgil’s Premier Sporting Event, sipping beer from the Cup.

 

  1. GIVE A FUNNY PREDICTION ON SOMETHING THAT MAY HAPPEN DURING THE FINAL GAME

 

  • New Guy shows up and scores the winner
  • Diana gets kicked out of the game with too many penalties
  • GWG will be a deflection off of a D-man
  • Diana gets kicked out
  • Ken gets to finish the championship game (unlike last year)
  • PJ scores on his own net again
  • Rob will say something off-colour and make a ridiculous amount of noise during the game
  • Diana gets kicked out the game
  • That I, Diana Hastings, will not get kicked out of the game for too many penalties
  • They forget to keep score and everyone goes home a winner.