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09-06-2009, 11:30 AM
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Do they play near the Basingstoke Bison?

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Hockey is really bad in GB, really bad. Does anyone watch the Elite games on Friday, Sky Sports, the commentary just sounds awfull, dont know why but it just does. Shame though such a great sport is not noticed
Yeah, the commentary isn't the greatest. Still, better than nothing.

Though I find it hard to watch, as I'll be flicking through my Sky channels, and I'll see British Ice Hockey on Sky Sports whatever, only to flick over to ESPN America and see an NHL game. Compared to that, the British hockey games seem to be in slow motion.

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I used to follow hockey in the UK very closely (made an angry post a few years back in this thread actually...) and Olympic hockey has re-opened my eyes as to how cool a sport it is.

Can anybody give me a rundown of what has happened in the last couple of years? I know that my home city still doesn't have a replacement for the Racers at Elite level, and I noticed that our U20's just got promoted to Div I...

What sort of shape are we in these days?? Are the signs encouraging, or just more of the same in-fighting and frustration that dogged the 'halcyon years'?

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02-27-2010, 12:18 PM
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How come Glasgow doesnt have a team in the elite league

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How come Glasgow doesnt have a team in the elite league
They will have as of Tuesday.

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They will have as of Tuesday.
I will support this team but not too big on the name braehead clan but i suppose it will take some time getting used to.


How will they get players just by recruiting local teams

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Is there people on here who attend EIHL games for there closest team

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04-21-2010, 09:46 AM
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Is there people on here who attend EIHL games for there closest team
Yeh, i'm a Panthers season ticket holder for my sins.

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Will the supporters call themselves Clansmen?

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Is there people on here who attend EIHL games for there closest team
Used to go to Cardiff games when I was in South Wales. Now in London so havent gone to any recently, although I did see Belfast vs Coventry on a recent trip. Belfast was very impressive as a venue.

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good grief each team is 8 games in and I'm shocked by all the 6, 7 goal games.

is that normal?

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good grief each team is 8 games in and I'm shocked by all the 6, 7 goal games.

is that normal?
Yup, shows the huge gulf between the haves and have nots.

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Hi all,

I'm studying here in Cardiff for 3 months and I just saw the Devils play the Steelers last night. It was a lot of fun, but noticeably different than the NHL (I'm a Rangers fan). The fans themselves were worth the admission. I was interested in getting a Jersey and was wondering where I could buy one. The little shop in the venue had what looked like previously worn jerseys with the names and numbers taken off, not something I'd want to buy.

Anyways, I was wondering what shops in Cardiff sell their Jerseys, or if there is any alternative to buying from their own website.

Cheers,

Joe

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What happened to Robert Farmer? He was supposed to play for the Ottawa 67's this year.

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The 67s needed some help on defence and Adam Sedlak became available. Given their strength in depth at forward and Farmer's indifferent start to the year, they cut Farmer (to free the import slot up) and brought Sedlak in. Robert's now back in the EIHL with Coventry. Tough break for him to be a victim of the numbers game, but he gave it a go and the door's now open for a return at some point.

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Want to start hockey at the Nottingham rink. Had a look and because of my age I can only start playing in the scrimmages. Anyone here play at the Nottinham rink? Is that the only way for me to start since I am 19? Just for that I need all the kit apparently, and never having played I dont know what I need or where to get it from. Especially around the Nottingham area.

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10-30-2010, 09:10 AM
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Sorry I cant help but you should be able to find out more info at thehockeyforum.com which is dedicated to UK hockey.

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Sorry I cant help but you should be able to find out more info at thehockeyforum.com which is dedicated to UK hockey.
It says you have to register to access the board and you have to send an email to the website in order to register? Am I reading correctly? On top of that you can't have a web based email address? What the...

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11-09-2010, 08:27 AM
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Found this from an EPL game played Oct 16 not a bad crowd for 2nd tier. Would do a Canadian Senior, CIS or Jr A proud with that attendance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9A9l...eature=related

Kinda like how the Man of the Match wins a case of Bud


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It says you have to register to access the board and you have to send an email to the website in order to register? Am I reading correctly? On top of that you can't have a web based email address? What the...
Yeah unfortunately its a real pain to sign up. But it does have the most online British hockey fans I know.

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Realistically, how far is the UK away from fielding teams that could compete with those of say Denmark, Germany, etc.?

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On the international stage? About 10-15 years behind with a genuinely British team. They could always import Canadian dual nationals like Liam Reddox for a quicker fix but moves like that havent benefited the team in the long run.

Britain is on a par with teams like Poland, Italy, Hungary and maybe France but all those nations are making much more progress.

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04-19-2011, 08:46 AM
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Hopefully with more coverage on sky sports this year it will get kids more into the sport and wanting to play.

But it's a lot more expensive to get started over here, i was looking at prices for pads etc when I was in Canada a couple of weeks ago and for some things it's literally half the price.

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