||June 28, 2002
||December 06, 2004
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I know what my most memorable sporting event *should* be: Game 4 of the 1982 Stanley Cup Finals, Canucks vs. New York Islanders. But at the age of 12 (and with a father who was a low-key hockey fan and didn't indoctrinate me into the sport) I somehow didn't appreciate how special it is to see the Stanley Cup presented (or to see Mike Bossy awarded the Conn Smythe trophy).
My next most memorable sporting event should be Game 6 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals, Canucks vs. New York Rangers; however, this time I was out of the country -- still not addicted to hockey -- and only found out about that game after I got back (nor did I learn about the post-Game 7 loss riots until later, either).
So what I'm left with is a special memory of Game 3 of the First Round of the Cup Finals. Monday, 16 April, 2001 -- the first playoffs in Vancouver in a number of years. I don't think I've ever been in a noisier, more charged arena than GM Place that night. The Canucks were down 2 games already, but fought hard and nearly came away with a victory; eventually, they lost in OT, 4-3.
Perhaps not the sweetest of memories, but for sheer energy and excitement (and a sea of white towels being waved), it's hard to beat!