One of the most fun parts of watching hockey, or even sports in general, is watching relationships develop between players. Whether it's a rivalry that's all in good fun between opponents or a close bond between long-time teammates, it really helps fans build a connection to the game. One of the most unique connections in … Continue reading Oh, Brother! The NHL’s Siblings From the Past, Present, and Future (Part One: Past)
The hockey community is full of a variety of different people. Fans of different races, genders, backgrounds, upbringings, and sexualities all come together to watch and appreciate the game that they love. However, an aspect of life that isn't often talked about in this community is mental health, or, more specifically, mental illness. Nearly one … Continue reading What Role Does Mental Health Play in Hockey?
This week on Top Shelf Pours we have the Vancouver Canucks! They ended this season with 73 points, which technically ties them with the Red Wings, but according to the NHL, they finished in 26th while the Red Wings were in 27th. Read on to see what our drink picks for the Canucks are! One … Continue reading Top Shelf Pours for the Vancouver Canucks
As the season comes to an end, nominees for various trophies like the Calder, Norris, Selke, Jack Adams, Vezina, and Hart will be named by the NHL on behalf of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, NHL general managers, and the NHL Broadcasters' Association. All of us at Puck It Up have decided to make our own … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Calder Picks
With a little over half of the 2017-18 season played, the Calder Trophy race appears to be shaping into a two-man race between Islanders center Mathew Barzal and Canucks winger Brock Boeser. Mathew Barzal Barzal was drafted 16th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2015 NHL entry draft and spent the last four … Continue reading Calder Trophy Race Coming Down To Barzal vs. Boeser
The Vancouver Canucks are proud supporters of the You Can Play Project. This weekend, a few players attended the 39th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade, where the team had its own float and marched along with those celebrating and supporting the LGBQT+ community. Erik Gudbranson, Troy Stecher, and Jake Virtanen were in attendance at the Pride Parade along with … Continue reading Vancouver Canucks Erik Gudbranson, Troy Stecher, Jake Virtanen attend Pride