Ladies and Gentlemen, Saturday night in Fife was not only the battle of the two oldest teams in the league but the two top teams going at it for top spot in the Elite League. Welcome to the auld barn, the Nottingham Panthers.
A year ago you could be fooled into thinking team mascots in the Elite Ice Hockey League had seen their day. With the possible exception of Clangus, Glasgow Clan’s enigmatic, and bizarrely athletic, bovine, mascot popularity seemed pretty low. From a Nottingham perspective, Paws would wander from block to block on game night, racing up the steps to get in some dance moves before the next play began, then trudge back down again five seconds later. There didn’t seem to be much motivation to engage with the crowd, who barely seemed interested in their giant headed club representatives.
Sam is a woman on a mission. To save broken hockey sticks from the landfill sites and turn them into beautiful, useful and one off pieces of art.
The Mercedes Benz Fife Flyers begin there five game pre-season on Thursday night and the first visitors to Fife ice arena will be the University of Manitoba Bisons.
As a child in England in the 1990s you were limited to the sports that you could actively participate in, there were goalposts on almost every field and thanks to the sudden emergence of basketball on television there was a strong chance you could find a hoop or 2 to enjoy shooting some baskets.
I was born in Canada and although I was raised in the UK and should have been playing football, I longed to play ice hockey.
That’s when it happened, the Manchester Storm.
It’s been a while hasn’t it? Well that’s because I was working on something very special: this interview!
This weekend sees the annual UK charity forum All-Star weekend hit the main pad at Ice Sheffield after spending the last two years at Ice Arena Wales. Chasing the Puck sat down with one of the eight team captains, Nic Vidler, to talk about the event and what it means to her. Continue reading Forum All Stars 2018: An interview with Nic Vidler