March 25th, 2015 In Hockey History, International Hockey, Other Leagues 0 comments

“Italy an ice hockey country? You must be kidding!” Well, I'm not, dear friends of mine. In this article I will tell you something about Italy’s top league, called (as in most of Italian sport championships), “Serie A”, which started in 1925. We have pucks, not pizza Known as being a sunny land, full of beautiful landscapes,...

March 24th, 2015 In Hockey History, International Hockey, Other Leagues 0 comments

Among European ice hockey leagues, Germany is often forgotten, or not so frequently cited as much as its fellow German-speaking or Nordic counterparts: this despite having a very competitive and interesting system, especially regarding its highest tier, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga or, as almost everyone call it, DEL. I will therefore try to...

March 9th, 2015 In Hockey History, International Hockey 0 comments

Canadians unimpressive The Canadian National Hockey Team defeated the United States squad 5-2 yesterday in a generally unimpressive game at the world championships in Tampere, Finland. Former NHL'er Allan Johnson was the scoring star for Canada, potting three goals.  Gary Dineen and Bob Forhan added singles.  Paul Coppo and Tom Roe were the...

March 6th, 2015 In Hockey History, International Hockey 0 comments

The Canadian National Hockey team opened the World Hockey Championships in Tampere Finland yesterday with a 4-0 win over the host team.  But it wasn't all good news for the Canadians, who were basically unimpressive despite the convincing score. The Canadians seemed to struggle throughout the game against the pesky Finns, who gave Russia all...

March 2nd, 2015 In International Hockey, KHL 0 comments

25 Million Dollars is what CSKA Moscow spent this year to win the Regular Season title in the KHL, according to ProSport.ru, who in turn used the public information archives released by CSKA Moscow on their official site regarding their expenses. The world-famous Russian club, who is now up 2-0 in their first round playoff matchup against KHL...

February 25th, 2015 In International Hockey, Women's Hockey 4 comments

Many rules and regulations in sports differ depending on which gender is on the playing field. In volleyball, the net is lower for women (7 feet, 4 inches) than it is for men (8 feet). The same goes for basketball. This is justified because on average women tend to be several inches shorter than men. Women in professional golf play on...

February 15th, 2015 In International Hockey 0 comments

Ukrainian Ice Hockey Federation has finally managed to start the much delayed national championships. The first games in the competition were played at the very days when the nation was hoping for success of the presidential level peace talks in Minsk (Belarus). There the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, France and Chancellor of Germany as well as...

February 9th, 2015 In Hockey History, International Hockey, Olympics 0 comments

When I first heard about ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 documentary, “Of Miracles and Men,” I counted down the days until I would get to relive the Miracle on Ice. For me, it’s the single-greatest American sports story there is. I had already seen the HBO documentary “Do You Believe In Miracles?” and the movie “Miracle” starring...

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