After what can only be described as an absolute roller-coaster of a game, captain Alex Ovechkin skates across the ice to a tumultuous applause to raise the Stanley Cup for the first time ever.
The scene is set, the stakes have never been higher. Tonight, the Washington Capitals take on the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5. If the Capitals win, they take home the elusive Lord Stanley Cup. If they lose? The Golden Knights, live to fight another battle. It’s 3-1 in battles, but who will win the war?
When the season started in October, nobody of sound mind expected that in June the Vegas Golden Knights would be doing anything other than gearing for the NHL Draft while their players enjoyed their offseason.
In reality though, the Vegas Golden Knights have been superb in their first year in the NHL, but could see that season come to an end tonight as they trail the Washington Capitals 3 – 1 going into game five of the Stanley Cup final.
But no matter what happens tonight, the Golden Knights have had success beyond their wildest dreams.
It appears the British winger can’t wait for the new season to start and so is spending the summer 11,000 miles away, in another hemispheres winter! Ross Venus of the Coventry Blaze is competing with the Canterbury Devils in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League.
I was lucky enough to catch up with Ross with a inter-hemispherical Q&A;
The British Para Ice Hockey league is in full swing, the season began on April 22nd with the league runners-up Manchester Mayhem taking on the reigning champions Kingston Kestrels at the home of the Widnes Wild.
But what exactly is Para Ice Hockey?
Jackson Whistle has provided the Sheffield Steelers with a British goaltender to kick-start their team building, following the blueprint Cardiff has achieved so much with. How does Whistle stack up against fan favourite Ervins Mustukovs, and just how much does a British goaltender help your chances? Continue reading Whistle vs. Moose: Just how Important is a British Goaltender?
Six craft beers that make perfect play-off final company … and Patrik Laine’s beard
What goes hand-in-hand with match night – Beer, right?
And what goes hand-in-hand with NHL play-offs? Beards!
With my old pal Mills from the Red Elephant Beer Cellar and his exceptionally well-groomed beard, it’s like watching the Stanley Cup finals, from the Loge Boxes at the T-Mobile Arena, every day.