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December 26, 2015

Saturday: Boxing Day Post!

Hello all. Happy Boxing Day to my fellow Canadians and greeting to anyone else who is now confused. I saw on a website recently someone write "What is a boxing day?". In Canada it has become a very busy shopping day with lots of deals. It used to feature Black Friday type deals, but in my opinion those deals no longer exist on Boxing Day and can now be found on Black Friday (which Canada also uses for sales now as well). It's called Boxing Day because the 26th was typically the day retailers would box up all of their old Christmas merchandise from the season and put it on sale before packing it away. So happy Boxing Day! Maybe you can score a jersey at an awesome price.


 
Of course Boxing Day is also celebrated as being the first day of competition at the World Junior Championship. Canadians love this tournament, and I am not one of those. I need a pro versus pro tournament to stop everything I'm doing and cheer on Canada. Of course the country disagrees with me as last year's Gold Medal Game drew 7.1 million viewers on TSN. That's 20.2% of Canadians tuning in to watch the game. By comparison, that would be like 64.6 million Americans tuning in to watch a game.

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The winner of the COTW vote for Dec 13-19 was Josiah B and his Team Canada concept!

Full Results
Josiah B. (CAN) - 15
Taylor R. (BAR) - 9
Jamie R. (DAL) - 5
Ryan C. (ALB) - 5
Ryan C. (FLA) - 2

This is Josiah's 2nd win in 3 weeks. Congrats Josiah and it's great to see that your Canada concept came out on top from all of your international concepts that were posted that week.

The new COTW nominees have been listed on the side of the page for the week of December 20-26. Only two concepts were properly nominated and seconded. Those two concepts have been joined by Brendan P's concept that won the Price George Cougars Competition. Voting ends on Friday at 11:59pm Eastern. You can see the concepts by clicking that link in the poll or by going to the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK tab.

This week will be the final week of the 2015 COTW calendar. Here's how our schedule breaks down...
Jan 3-9: COTW vote (Dec 27-Jan 2)
Jan 10-16: COTY-December vote
Jan 17-23: 4th Quarter vote
Jan 24-30: COTY Semi-Finals
Jan 31- Feb 6: COTY FINAL!!!

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As you read above, Brendan P. won the Prince George Cougars ReDesign!


Full Results


Congrats Brendan on your first competition win! Brendan's concept moves into the COTW vote now.

What did you guys think of the poll system for this competition? We've had a chance to do three different types of votes, which one do you think works best? Which one should we use going forward?
- traditional Top 5 vote
- pick ONE (poll style)
- pick FIVE (poll style)

A new competition will be starting soon. It's been delayed slightly by the holiday season.

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Unfortunately both Dylan's that write for HJC will be moving on as their lives have become busy and they are no longer able to commit their time to HJC. I really want to thank both of them for all of their efforts and their words will be missed here on the blog.

Their departure creates two new opening for a HJC Writer! Go to the HJC WRITER page to get all of the details on how you can apply to be a writer. This is your chance to have your voice heard. You can be the lead voice once a week for a whole bunch of concepts. Perhaps you have some new ideas about the way concepts should look? This is your chance to steer us in that direction. We are looking for people who can post on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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COTW Dec 20-26 vote (ends Friday @ 4:30pm Eastern)

7 comments:

Ryan C. said...

I thought the pick 5 poll that was done this time was the best

Brooks Freeman said...

Why is my red wings concept from the 24'th not on the Concept of the week?

Jack Studley said...

Would you need a Facebook account if you still live in the Eastern Time Zone?

Ryan C. said...

@Brooks, your concept was nominated but not seconded

Taylor Roy said...

Best of luck to both Dylan's, you will both be missed.

I'm still personally a fan of the traditional top 5 vote. I don't like the anonymity of the choose 5 system.

Ryan said...

@Jack: Yes. For writers, one has no effect on the other.

Scott Garland said...

Yeah I feel most people prefer the Top 5 vote, as do I.

Congrats Brendan P on the contest win!