Whitecaps run contest that ends up trolling Canucks for 3 hours

Mar 13 2018, 5:44 pm

Well, this is awkward.

The Vancouver Whitecaps decided to run a contest for fans on Twitter during Monday night’s Canucks game. With the Canucks in Los Angeles for a game against the Kings, the Whitecaps figured it was the perfect time to promote their next home game against another LA-based team.

Sounds simple enough. Every time Vancouver’s hockey team scores a goal, the soccer team gives away a pair of tickets.

Just one problem…

You’ve seen the Canucks play lately, right?

Fans of both teams waited for a goal.

They waited…

…and waited…

…and then they waited some more.

Unintentional or not, the contest ended up being a three-hour troll job.

Goalless through two periods, both teams kept the faith that one would come in the third.

Is that sarcasm? I can’t tell…

But surely Vancouver wouldn’t go two whole games without scoring a goal, would they?

Again, you’ve seen them play lately, right?

Playing without a number of key players – most notably, Brock Boeser – scoring goals has become increasingly challenging for the Canucks of late. They wound up losing 3-0 to the Kings – their fourth loss in a row – despite generating 35 shots on goal.

And what about the soccer tickets? Well, the Whitecaps were forced to go to plan B.

With 12 games left in the season, the Canucks are playing out the string as they move closer to the bottom of the NHL standings. The Whitecaps, conversely, have just begun their year with two wins in a row – scoring four goals.

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