The NHL regular season makes its return to our screens on Wednesday night, and thanks to Covid, we’ve been served up a feast of hockey. A realignment of divisions and a 56 game season will take us through to early May, and then it’s four teams from each division into the playoffs, which should be done by mid-July. A flat salary cap this year has … Continue reading The NHL is back!
Through sports you can meet some amazing and inspirational figures, both on and off the ice (or field). This is true in Ice Hockey, where a communal atmosphere allows even rival fans to put their differences aside. During my work experience with the Champions Hockey League I had the pleasure of meeting one of these figures. Upon arriving in Växjö, Sweden, for the CHL final, … Continue reading An Unlikely Acquaintance
The Elite League has banned him for 20 games. Milton Keynes have released him from his contract. It’s near impossible he’ll play in the Elite League again and the chances are slim anywhere else. Matt Nickerson has had quite the week. After the events of last weekend, it’s hard to find positives for the big defenceman. Now, this is by no means a defence of … Continue reading Two Sides of A Coin
As we said in our last post, we were asked to write for the CHL. After last time we were asked to do so again. This time we looked at the local heroes from both teams, I looked at JYP Jyväskylä and Liam looked at Växjö. We thought it would be easier to put both of our articles in one place so here they are: Rachel … Continue reading The calm before the storm
The build up to the CHL final has started; as students it’s a big deal to have our work published by a certified website. Before we travel to the Final in Växjö next month, we were asked to write articles for the CHL. As there’s two of us we were given a topic each. One of us wrote about the Captains and the other wrote about … Continue reading It’s only the beginning…
When crowd numbers rise in any sport, the chance of venues encountering problems inevitably does with it. In Ice Arena Wales alone this season we’ve already experienced someone throwing the contents of their drink into the penalty box as well as a man dressed up as a furry animal diving onto the ice after the game had finished. Subsequently the man who wasted a perfectly … Continue reading Sit down and behave yourself