All posts by Hazel Rayson

Full-time Mum. Part-time blogger for Chasing The Puck, NoVa Caps, British Ice Hockey and contributor for Coventry Blaze magazine OnFire. Inspired writer and aspiring journalist. Ice Hockey is my passion and the Skydome is my home.

COVER REVEAL | In The Crease by Toni Aleo

All those who follow this blog in some capacity will know I’m a sucker for a hockey romance and Toni Aleo’s books were the first ones I ever read and made me fall in love with the genre.

The cover for the next book has been released and I am beyond excited to read and find out what the Nashville Assassins newest goalie is getting up to!

Click the link below and take a look at the cover and a little snippet from the book!

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What does the NHL Expansion Draft mean for your favourite team? 

By now everyone should have heard about the NHL Expansion draft, what with the newly created Vegas Golden Knights on the hunt for a roster full of players, but what is an expansion draft? 
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Stewart: “Every game is a playoff game.” 

Brian Stewart is what some might call a veteran goalie in the Elite League. If you look through the lists of import goalies who come and play here, most only last a year and some, not even that. Following some of the interviews with the Elite League goalies this season, I can definitely see why that is the case.

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Behind the Mask #6 | Ervins Mustukovs: Sheffield Steelers

Ervins Mustukovs, Latvian native and two time player for the Sheffield Steelers. The 32 year old netminder came back to Sheffield at the beginning of this season after being invited by coach Paul Thompson with an offer he couldn’t refuse.
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Them Over there | Fife Flyer’s Ryan Dingle (#OnFire Repost)

When you type ‘Ryan Dingle’ into Google, not a great deal comes up. Elite Prospects, his Wikipedia entry and a couple of articles from the past summer about his re-signing with the Fife Flyers and earning the Captain’s C. Pretty much the usual suspects really and nothing that outwardly screamed ‘read me’. There doesn’t really seem to be much in the way of media surrounding the Steamboat Springs, USA native – which considering his role did throw me for a minute.

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Meet Fleetwood Mac Jorgensen on National Puppy Day

A little while ago now, I asked some of the Coventry Blaze players about their furry family members and Jim Jorgensen was kind enough to share some photos with me of his adorable French Bulldog Fleetwood Mac. 

Baby Fleetwood, isn’t he adorable?! (Photo Credit: Jim Jorgensen)

So of course I asked Jim about this adorable little cutie! 

This photo is the first time that I had ever seen who would become Fleetwood Mac. We were playing in France that season and my coaches wife drove me to the breeders. She was my translator! Alekz was still back home so I had to send pics and obviously we both fell in love with him instantly. So Fleet is an authentic French Bulldog, but sadly left France before he learned any French. 

Do you have any furry companions? Share some of their baby pictures today with the hashtag #nationalpuppyday 

Lisa B. Kamps’ York Bombers Series: Playing The Game Review

For the longest time Harland Day had known Courtney Williams, but when one day she turns up at his door with some news he’d not expected… No, he had expected it – but did he want to believe her? His father had managed to convince him that the woman he loved was sleeping around, so surely this wasn’t his problem?

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Braden Holtby doppelgänger found 

The goalie in question is actually Shane Owen of the Fife Flyers in the EIHL. 

Owen, 26, has also previously suited up for the Washington Capitals’ AHL team on loan from the South Carolina Stingrays, before coming to play for Fife in the summer of 2016. So there is a somewhat tenuous link between the Canadian netminders. 

Owens (at least from this angle) could be double for Braden Holtby. Photo taken by @hazelrayson

When I double take a netminder, you know there must be some resemblence. Especially when I double take someone for Holtby. 

I’m not going to apologise for something lighthearted and fun in the light of some recent controversies concerning the EIHL, someone needs to break the pattern. 

The game in which this photo was taken saw the Fife Flyers win in overtime, beating the Genting Casino Coventry Blaze. The final score was 4-3 to Fife. 

Have you come across any other doppelgängers in the hockey world? Send me a tweet @hazelrayson 


Feature photo from NovaCaps