Ben Bowns is the starting goaltender for the EIHL’s Cardiff Devils and one of the consistent choices for the Great Britain Ice Hockey team. Having played hockey from a young age, Ben has always been passionate about the game. Chasing The Puck recently got the chance to go behind the mask and find out a bit more about what makes this goalie tick. We discover a bit more about his love of dogs and who his celebrity man crush is.
The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze had a number of new acquisitions over the summer period and Shawn Boutin, the Canadian hot shot, has quickly become a fan favourite at the Skydome. You think you know Shawn? Read on and spend two minutes with him and see how well you really know Bouts.
I got to speak to Dan Green who is the back-up goalie for the Nottingham Panthers, regarding the plays offs and also life in the Nottingham Panthers.
Tomas Kurka is a Czech professional ice hockey player, who has an impressive career behind him. He has previously played junior level in the Ontario Hockey League with the Plymouth Whalers before moving to the NHL to play for the Carolina Hurricanes. He also played for the AHL and then in the Czech Republic.
Andrew Hotham is a Canadian defenseman. During his university days he was named three times for the CIS All Canadian First Team (2009, 2010 & 2011). He also helped the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL) advance to the Western Conference finals.
Defenseman Ben O’Connor has an impressive career behind him. He moved to the USA to live with his uncle and improve and hone his craft. He has also played a season in France and further afield in Kazakhstan and was called up to the squad for team GB this year for the 9th time since first playing for them in the 2004-2005 season in the World Junior Championships.
This is the first in a series I want to do of short burst interviews. They’re completely off-the-cuff and spontaneous; questions off the top of my head and questions that I want answers to.