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FLYERSFAN18 06-13-2008 04:11 PM

Hockey in Ireland
 
I was just wondering if you have your own leagues over there. Also do you get broadcasts of NHL games?

GFF 06-14-2008 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by FLYERSFAN18 (Post 14401394)
I was just wondering if you have your own leagues over there. Also do you get broadcasts of NHL games?

There's the IIHL (Irish Ice Hockey League) which has 5 teams and i beleive they play all games out of the Dundalk Ice Dome in Dublin.

Website here: http://www.iiha.org/ice_hockey/iihl.php

The Belfast Giants (Northern Ireland based team) play in the (British) Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) and play a few games each year at the Dundalk Ice Dome, but most are played at the Odessey Arena in Belfast.

FLYERSFAN18 06-14-2008 05:02 PM

Thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for.

lemieux32* 06-16-2008 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by GFF (Post 14407166)
There's the IIHL (Irish Ice Hockey League) which has 5 teams and i beleive they play all games out of the Dundalk Ice Dome in Dublin.

Website here: http://www.iiha.org/ice_hockey/iihl.php

The Belfast Giants (Northern Ireland based team) play in the (British) Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) and play a few games each year at the Dundalk Ice Dome, but most are played at the Odessey Arena in Belfast.

I don't suppose you know where someone can go in Ireland to obtain jersey's or shirts from the Irish national team or the IIHL teams do you? My in-laws are going to Ireland this summer and asked what I wanted.

FLYERSFAN18 06-16-2008 06:55 PM

I don't know where you can get one there, because I don't live there but that website he put up has an online store. They have both green and white jerseys.

GFF 06-17-2008 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by lemieux32 (Post 14421187)
I don't suppose you know where someone can go in Ireland to obtain jersey's or shirts from the Irish national team or the IIHL teams do you? My in-laws are going to Ireland this summer and asked what I wanted.

I doubt there will be any in any 'normal' sports stores. The only place i can suggest is going to the actual rink (Dundalk Ice Dome) where i expect they will have a shop, they might stock them there.

supersaffron11 06-20-2008 07:07 PM

Trevor Blanchard
 
Trevor Blanchard has just signed for the Dundalk Bulls :D:D:D



Trevor Blanchard Left Wing
Born Jun 6 1983 -- Sudbury, ONT
Height 6.02 -- Weight 180


Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999-00 Owen Sound Platers OHL 61 2 5 7 78 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Owen Sound Attack OHL 65 15 18 33 153 5 1 2 3 14
2001-02 Owen Sound Attack OHL 8 3 4 7 18 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 9 0 2 2 15 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Sudbury Wolves OHL 37 12 10 22 82 5 0 0 0 6
2002-03 Sudbury Wolves OHL 56 11 19 30 109 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Georgetown Raiders OPJHL 16 3 15 18 48
2005-06 Concordia University CIS 22 4 9 13 30
2006-07 Concordia University CIS 25 14 17 31 75
2007-08 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 7 1 0 1 16
2007-08 Concordia University CIS 28 13 25 38 12



The ConcordianTuesday, April 8, 2008
Home > Sports
'Blanch' providing physical presence
Trevor Blanchard embraces his role as Concordia's tough-guy while he adjusts to the CIS

That's how first-year Stinger Trevor Blanchard found out about Concordia. The Sudbury native was tending bar at a local watering hole when former Stinger Luc Messier (aka Moose) "came into my bar, and he told me to come down and check it out. So, I called up Kevin, and the rest is history."

With the departure of tough guy, Colin Scotland, the Stingers had a place for someone who wasn't afraid to throw his weight around, but in Blanchard also got four years of major junior experience, and the gritty winger is also not shy with the puck.

For someone who's so aggressive on the ice, Blanchard is as relaxed as they come. The 22 year old grew up in Sudbury. He still spends his summers there with his "buddies and family." He bartends at a local bar, and this summer he worked for Pioneer Construction fixing pot holes.

Being a small town with a major junior team, hockey is a big part of Sudbury life. "My dad lied about my age, and I started playing hockey when I was three. My dad coached me all the way up til peewee so I could play a year up. In Sudbury, AAA starts at minor peewee, so that's when I started playing AAA." It was his father who was his coach and biggest fan that got him playing forward. "My dad threw me up front, and I just really liked it. I liked to score goals."

He was drafted as an underage in Bantam by Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League, and moved to Owen Sound in grade 11. "Owen Sound is smaller than Sudbury, I'm used to small towns. And obviously, I was a little homesick, but it's common. The people there made it fairly easy for me. I lived with a teacher, and she answered my questions; they were a second family to me." He returns every summer to play in the team golf tournament and visit with his former billet family.

In the summer of 2002, he was invited to NHL rookie camp as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings, which he counts as one of his most memorable experiences. He made it through rookie camp and on to the main camp. "It was a dream come true," he said with a blinding grin. "I was treated like a king. I came in, and I was sitting between Holmstrom and Robitaille," he said with a hint of a French accent. "Luc Robitaille saw that I had a french last name, and he kind of took me under his wing. He's a great NHL player, and it was really an eye opener. You think you can play in the NHL and realize that you have a lot of work to do to be able to catch up with these guys." His parents came down to visit him, and they went fishing on Lake Michigan. "I was definitely living the high life. It's something I look forward to telling my kids about."

Roughneck 06-23-2008 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by FLYERSFAN18 (Post 14401394)
I was just wondering if you have your own leagues over there. Also do you get broadcasts of NHL games?

NASN shows some games but that's about it from a TV standpoint, and of course that only applies if you actually have NASN.

xDerekRx 06-26-2008 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by lemieux32 (Post 14421187)
I don't suppose you know where someone can go in Ireland to obtain jersey's or shirts from the Irish national team or the IIHL teams do you? My in-laws are going to Ireland this summer and asked what I wanted.

http://www.iiha.org/shop/index.php

FrancoRussianAlaskan 06-28-2008 12:05 AM

And the make a correction:

The Dundalk Ice Dome is in fact in Dundalk and not Dublin

IIHFjerseycollector 06-30-2008 06:40 PM

there is an ireland hockey jersey on ebay right now...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE:IT&ih=007

xDerekRx 07-01-2008 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by xunearthhxcx (Post 14633054)
there is an ireland hockey jersey on ebay right now...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE:IT&ih=007

Ha, this wouldnt happen to be you selling it from Rochaha?

Thanks for hte link , Im going to bid on this, cool looking jersey.

IIHFjerseycollector 07-02-2008 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by xDerekRx (Post 14673125)
Ha, this wouldnt happen to be you selling it from Rochaha?

Thanks for hte link , Im going to bid on this, cool looking jersey.


would be quite a coincidence if it wasnt me... This jersey is nice. But im centralizing my collection to only the older Nike jerseys.

xDerekRx 07-03-2008 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by xunearthhxcx (Post 14699603)
would be quite a coincidence if it wasnt me... This jersey is nice. But im centralizing my collection to only the older Nike jerseys.

Off Topic, but I see you have rare soccer jerseys too. Any way to find a Congo DR jersey?

IIHFjerseycollector 07-03-2008 06:13 AM

http://shop.subsidesports.com/uk/a-7...rsey+2007-2008

sold out... email the company


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