The start of the new National Women’s Hockey League season got underway last weekend and saw a shock to kick off this year’s competition. As new girls to the league, the Minnesota Whitecaps stunned the reigning champions the Metropolitan Riveters with back to back home wins.
The Kings enter the second game of their road trip, losing to Winnipeg 2-1 in their previous game with backup goalie Jack Campbell becoming starter in light of Jonathan Quick’s injury (More on that in closing notes), with Peter Budaj called up from Ontario as backup.
After an opening night win, the Flyers leaped into the week with optimism, and disappointed us through two pretty baffling losses to the Avalanche and Sharks. However, they received a much needed bounce back game in Ottawa where they thrashed the Sens 7-4.
Hockey is back! Well it was, thanks to the incomprehensible scheduling of the NHL we are left with a night without anything to do but twiddle our thumbs and wait. So it is an ideal time to have a review of the team struggling to start the season on the right foot and are still without a single victory.
Whenever you’ve watched the great sport of Ice Hockey or Hockey (depending on where in the world you are) have you ever found yourself wondering or thinking why a team has gone for a certain name? Is there any reasoning behind it? Or is it just marketing? Are they good names, bad names or just downright terrible names?
I have gone for a few teams around the British leagues and tried to find out where on earth the names have come from. Some are relatively easy to guess, while some are just clever tie-ins.
The Anaheim Ducks faced off against a well rested Arizona Coyotes in game 5 of their 2018-19 league campaign for the second time in the space of four days. The Ducks would take the two points in their first meeting and the Coyotes would come to the Anaheim looking to take two points of their own.
Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), Sheffield Steelers appointed their new Head Coach and what a coup it is. Arriving as the permanent replacement for Paul Thompson is Tom Barrasso, who has spent the last two and a bit seasons coaching in the Alps Hockey League with Asiago.