We are a week into the season Kids Canes reader! The Canes opened the season at home against the Ottawa Senators, but are now on a West Coast trip. Today, we will read more about the games, and a little bit more about the West Coast of the United States! Maybe even some knew words and phrases in a different language!
Game one of the season was a win! The Canes beat the Ottawa Senators in Raleigh. The score was 5-3. Michael Bunting, Teuvo “Turbo” Teräväinen, Jordan Staal, “Say Hey” Brady Skjei, and Jaccob Slavin all scored for the Canes. Freddie “Great Dane” Andersen was awesome as well.
Game two of the season was against the Los Angeles Kings. The Canes won this in a 6 round shootout! 6 rounds!! Jordan Martinook scored the game winning goal to give the Canes a 6-5 win! Brent “Kit Kat” Burns, Sebastian “Fishy” Aho, Branden Lemieux, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, and Teuvo Teräväinen all scored for the Canes too!
But do you know much about Los Angeles? Maybe, what state is it located in?
I can give you a hint, it is on the West Coast……
Still don’t know?
A lot of Oranges are grown there, because it is really sunny.
Still not sure?
Los Angeles is in California. Maybe you have heard of LA because of all the movies made there. Movie stars live in LA often so they can be near where movies are made.
Also a neat fact: Los Angeles is a Spanish phrase meaning “The Angels.” California was settled a long time ago by Spanish speaking people that came from Mexico. That is why so many of the place names are in Spanish. Many people in California still speak Spanish too!
Next up was as a 6-3 loss against the Anaheim Ducks! Teuvo “Turbo” Teräväinen scored 2 goals, and Martin Necas had another. That’d made 3 goals for “Turbo” in just 3 games. AND…in just four shots on goal!
Since we have been talking about place names, Anaheim is an interesting mix of the Spanish and German languages! The Santa Ana River runs through Anaheim, so you see where the “ANA” part comes from. But what about “HEIM?” That is the German word for home. So Anaheim means Ana’s home. IN TWO LANGUAGES! HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!
Another stop on the Canes’ West Coast trip was a game against the San Jose Sharks. The “Most Junior Hurricanes Reporter” sorta kinda likes the Sharks because Brent “Kit Kat” Burns played for the Sharks and Burns is his favorite!
The Canes beat the Sharks 6-3. Seth “Nap-Time” Jarvis, Steph “Nosey” Noesen, Brett Pesce, and Jaccob “The Extra C Gives Him Superhuman Powers” Slavin all scored. Martin Necas scored a goal for the second time in two games.
But now Kids Canes Reader, San Jose. Does that sound like English to you?
It does not to me either.
That is because it is in…..Spanish!
Translated into English, San Jose means Saint Joseph. San (or Santa) means Saint in Spanish and Jose means Joseph. Once again, another example of Spanish influence on the West Coast of the United States.
Before the Canes leave the West Coast, they will play the Seattle Kraken tomorrow night. Seattle is NOT in California, and it is not a Spanish word either!
But where does that name come from?
Seattle is in Washington state, which is not to be confused with Washington, DC. It is still on the West Coast, BUT it is very far North. Almost to Canada. It can be very cold in Seattle, but because it is near the ocean it is just a little bit warmer. It rains a lot in Seattle too.
Seattle is named for a Native American Chief who’s village was near where the town is today. WOW! Native American history in Washington is very interesting. I love reading about the tribes that live in Washington because I have been to some of the places that still carry their name.
If you want to read more click on the link HERE
WOW WOW WOW!
We have learned a lot about the West Coast. We have learned some of the different languages that we can see in the place names of the towns the Canes are visiting! We will review that in just a minute, but first let’s review last week’s lesson.
LAST WEEK’S REVIEW.
We learned about etiquette (you can read that article by clicking on the link) and how you act at a place. Good hockey game etiquette is never BOOing, staying close to your adult so you don’t get separated, and if you do get separated be brave. Find a police officer or someone in a uniform. Tell them your name, and your adult’s name. Be brave. They can and will help you!
THIS WEEK’S REVIEW
We learned the Spanish, German, Native American place names of the towns the Canes play in when they travel to the West Coast. Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Jose all have Spanish origins. Anaheim also has the German word for “Home.” Seattle is a Native American Chief’s name. How interesting! All those different languages. All on the West Coast.
NEXT WEEK’S PREVIEW
We will be talking more about the Canes’ games and learn something too!