If you’re Canadian, then there’s a pretty good chance you live, breathe, eat, and sleep hockey. If you’re an iPhone owner, even better! Why? Because you have access to some of the coolest apps to help you keep track of your favourite teams and stats (for you hockey pool junkies out there). iPhoneinCanada.ca has reviews of various hockey-related apps to keep you busy:
- The Hockey News iPhone App
- FS5 Air Hockey
- Hockey Whiteboard
- Score Mobile (for all sports)
The latest hockey app that was recently released into the App Store is CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) iPhone App. This app is a must have for any HNIC addict. For many, growing up to that famous HNIC theme song (which unfortunately isn’t on HNIC anymore) is like second nature to us. It is therefore suitable that all Canadians download this app already
Features of the HNIC iPhone App
- Live box scores from every NHL game
- Standings for division and conference
- Stats for every single team and player
- League leaders for points, goals, assists, +/-, GAA, SV%, and Wins
- CBC sports stories and features
- Full NHL schedule including CBC broadcasts and streaming info
Let’s be honest–this is one slick iPhone app! It’s very easy to use and the app’s home screen has a horizontal score bar that shows the date and games being played. You can easily slide the bar left and right to scroll through every single game, plus it allows you look up previous and future games/scores too.
Once you select a game, scroll down and you will see a detailed box score. I can see many people loving this app. The app has detailed team stats that even includes team injuries and records in their last 10 games.
What I Didn’t Like About the App
Some gripes include the one McDonald’s banner ad. However, McDonalds is conveniently the official restaurant of the NHL (I hope an angioplasty specialist is another sponsor). Right now, your local McDonalds is giving away free coffee every morning. All you have to do is show up and you can get a free small coffee, no questions asked! The promo is from Nov 16-29 from 5:30am – 10:30am every day! SWEET!
The HNIC iPhone app is slick and works great. Definitely a great way to proudly display the power of the Canadian tax dollar, don’t you think? If you’re still reading this review–stop. Just download the CBC HNIC iPhone app already, eh!
Click here to download the CBC HNIC iPhone App.