Flying Pizzas Excite the Hockey Crowd
Flying pizza was the highlight of this Giants game.The Vancouver Giants are a major junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Inaugurated in 2001–02 and starting out playing from the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada they recently moved venues to Langley Events Centre in Langley British Columbia, just a short drive from Vancouver. Just clinching themselves a spot in the 2018 playoffs, the game was very intense. Along with game play, during intermissions the Giants staff also organize sponsored activities to include and entertain their fans. As we all know, visiting fans from opponents hometowns can raise quite a ruckus, and these Kamloops Blazers fans did just that. Throughout the game they definitely made a point of cheering on their team which was heard by the hometown fans and obviously the Giants staff. One of the newest and fun games the staff has created is the pizza box passing game sponsored by a local pizzeria Me n Ed’s and these wild and crazy guys got their chance to shine during a time out.The key is to get all the boxes in each stack, to the opposite end of the row without toppling. The row completing this the quickest wins....not always an easy task.Me n Ed’s has been an outstanding restaurant for many years.The pizza world has never been the same since the first Me-n-Ed oven was fired up in Sacramento, California, in 1958. Russ “Me” Johnson and Ed Sandlin didn’t set out to build a pizza parlor empire – it just happened. In the early 1960’s Ben and Marcella Watters, then customers, got to know the original owners,Russ and Ed and a short time later ended up buying the restaurant and all its rights and expanded the pizzerias throughout California.The Watters continued the Me-n-Ed’s expansion into Santa Ana, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Long Beach. Then, in 1969, the Watters brought the Me-n-Ed’s name north of the border to Burnaby, about 3 hours north of Seattle Washington, where the first Me-n-Ed’s in Canada opened that summer – managed by 21-year-old co-owner Doug Price.Before long, the Burnaby Me-n-Ed’s had become a community fixture – albeit more of a pub than a restaurant. Customers would line up to listen to a honky-tonk piano and savour Me-n-Ed’s now-famous pizza along with a variety of beverages. As other neighbourhood pubs began popping up through the years, the Me-n-Ed’s atmosphere shifted to one of family, where it remains. Even now, some 40 years since Me-n-Ed’s first came to Canada, you’ll still find that same cozy, neighbourly feel that put them on the map – whether you’re visiting a Me-n-Ed’s in Burnaby, Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam or Langley. Every Giants game is exciting and these type of fan involved games keep them coming back. Great hockey and a fun night is what it’s all about . Go Giants!!!