“We’ve been having the phone off the hook since 11:00 AM this morning”
Bars and pubs around Vancouver are bracing for another busy night with the Canucks in Calgary fighting for their playoff lives.
Chelsea Harding of Vancouver’s Charles Bar says they’re expecting a big crowd for the grudge match, and they aren’t all Vancouver fans.
“We’ll be a lot busier tonight just because of the Canucks winning, so everyone’s got their head ‘back in the game’ kind of thing. We’ve got a lot of Calgary fans as well”
Harding says the rivalry has been good for business. It’s helped bring in even non-hockey fans.
“You know, even if you’re not a fan you’re like, “Oh hey Vancouver-Calgary.” Right. Both places close to home, still paying attention…so it does kind of bring everyone together”