Group Created with Sketch.
Volume 24 No. 159
  • Created with Sketch.
  • Created with Sketch.
  • Created with Sketch.


          The NHL "hopes to draw about 50,000 fans" to the
     Pinnacle.NHL FANtasy "interactive hockey theme park" at the
     Pacific Coliseum, according to John MacKie of the VANCOUVER
     SUN.  The exhibition takes up 250,000-square-feet of space
     in five Pacific National Exhibition buildings.  Interactive
     displays allow fans to test their goaltending skills, clock
     their slapshot or test their stickhandling ability.  MacKie
     wrote that the "biggest lure" is getting your photo taken
     with the Stanley Cup for $5, or free with your own camera
     (VANCOUVER SUN, 1/15).  The PROVINCE's Paul Chapman reported
     that sales from the '98 FANtasy "have already surpassed"
     sales from events in Boston and San Jose.  Chapman: "No
     matter how crazy they got in San Jose's Shark Tank, there's
     no mistaking Vancouver is a hockey town" (PROVINCE, 1/14).  
          HOT SHOT: Wayne King, a 37-year-old electronics
     technician from Dayton, OH, will have the chance to win $5M
     in the Norelco/NHL SuperSkills $5 Million Challenge.  King
     will take four shots at four targets in eight seconds.  For
     each target he hits, he will win $1M.  If he hits all four,
     he wins $5M.  The event will take place during ESPN's "All-
     Star Saturday" Skills Competition (Norelco).