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City of Vancouver cuts off liquor sales in advance of Game 6

Jun 13, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

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Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals might be happening in Boston, but the City of Vancouver is taking the steps needed to keep things cool in case the Canucks win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup tonight.

Instead of taking chances and letting things happen as they may, the City of Vancouver is hoping to make sure that fans won’t be too boozed up to tear the city apart. The city police department tweeted today that they’ll be cutting off liquor sales in the city at 4 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET), a decision made by the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General. Cutting off liquor sales an hour before game time might seem like a cruel decision, but it’s a wise one nonetheless.

Without the flow of booze rolling through the night, the hope is that if the Canucks fans won’t be quite as drunkenly rowdy should their team lift Lord Stanley’s Cup tonight. Given the sights and scenes we’ve seen around Vancouver after Game 5, nothing short of prohibition would seem likely to slow down Canucks fans and even then, the sharp rise in speakeasies might be enough to keep all the authorities in Canada busy for the foreseeable future.

Should Vancouver finish things off tonight, we’re sure we’ll see plenty of insane footage from around the city, let’s just hope that it all ends peacefully.

  1. Ralphie - Jun 13, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Drunken Canadian BoozeHounds can’t even conduct themselves in a civilly intoxicated manner.

  2. jensen2401 - Jun 13, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    Hey, let’s keep the discussion to hockey and the events around the games. There’s no need to be insulting an entire nation; it’s really tacky.

    • Ralphie - Jun 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM

      OK, the drunken Canadian boozehound HOCKEY fans can’t be trusted to conduct themselves in a cilvil manner after a HOCKEY GAME which their team ended up losing 5-2. Vancouver, which I’ve repeatedly been told is the most beautiful city in the world has the largest collection of boozehounds per square mile in Canada.

    • bcjim - Jun 14, 2011 at 7:57 AM

      Exactly, it is only appropriate to insult Ireland in this manner.

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