With the announcement of the Philadelphia Flyers new mascot Gritty, something of a debate occurred on the CTP group chat; which EIHL team has the best mascot?
I am unqualified to make this decision. All mascots are valid, and bring joy and entertainment to thousands at each game. However, in the words of hit movie Highlander; “There can only be one!”. Who’s mascot will come out on top? What exactly is Lightening Jack?
And just how many people can I make angry in one post? Let’s go!
Jindrich Pacl, more commonly known by the more anglicised Henry, is currently playing for the Manchester Storm. He’s known to a lot of fans in the Elite League as he’s previously played for the Nottingham Panthers, where he had much success as part of the trio of netminders who helped backstop them to the Continental Cup and the Milton Keynes Lightning, where he was brought in as injury cover for their starting netminder Miika Wiikman. While with both teams, he became a fan favourite. He’s a friendly guy and when you get him onto a subject he loves (like MMA for example) he’s more than happy to talk about them.
The sport of Ice Hockey has some incredible rules and regulations. One of which, in my humble opinion is the fact that there are no draws. Always a winner and always a loser. However, when it gets to the end of the 60 minute regulation time, this is when we all take a deep breath and prepare for Overtime.
Welcome to a new feature here on Chasing the Puck. Face facts everyone; we all think we know hockey better than everyone else don’t we? However, how many of you are prepared to put your proverbial head on the chopping block and have a go at predicting games? Well, here’s your chance to shine.