HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Anaheim Ducks
Notices

Ice might not be ready for tonight's game

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-25-2011, 03:31 PM
  #1
kducks
Duck Off
 
kducks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: OC
Country: United States
Posts: 20,083
vCash: 800
Ice might not be ready for tonight's game

It's a conspiracy with Disney behind it

Pain In The Ice
The Blue Jackets arrived to quite a surprise this morning in Nationwide Arena, but the club says it's optimistic tonight's 7 p.m. game against the Anaheim Ducks can be played.

In order to prepare the ice for an NHL game after a five-day run of Disney On Ice, the ice surface needed to be shaved down so the Disney logos could be removed and the hockey markings (lines, hashmarks, dots, etc.) could be re-exposed, along with the neutral zone advertisements.

But a portion of the ice surface melted overnight after a hot-water flush under the rink somehow drained back onto the ice. It wasn't noticed until workers arrived this morning, and it drew quite a lot of interest.

President Mike Priest, GM Scott Howson, coach Scott Arniel and executive vice president of business operations Larry Hoepfner were all seen huddled by the Blue Jackets' bench before the club took a morning skate in the Dispatch Ice Haus. The Ducks were forced to skate there, too.

"We are aware (of ice issues in Columbus)," NHL deputy commissioner Billy Daly said. "We have not finalized contingency plans at this point and remain hopeful none will be necessary.

Here's an official statement from Blue Jackets vice president of public relations Todd Sharrock:

"The ice needed to be shaved down after the Disney even the last several days so the lines and advertisements could be restored. There's a pit underneath the floor where all the shavings go, and hot water is used to flush them out.

"Something happened where the hot water got out onto the ice surface and melted the ice. That was overnight last night, and it wasn't discovered until this morning. That's what they're fixing. They're optimistic it will get fixed and won’t affect the game tonight."

Sharrock declined to discuss contingency plans should the ice surface not be playable.

-- Aaron Portzline
aportzline@dispatch.com
twitter: @aportzline

http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/2011/01..._the_ice.shtml

kducks is online now  
Old
01-25-2011, 03:39 PM
  #2
Montanaheim
Go Ducks
 
Montanaheim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Country: United States
Posts: 1,009
vCash: 500
Get it together Columbus!

EDIT: According to Jackets' fans on their GDT, the team has said the ice has been repaired and the game will start at the scheduled time.


Last edited by Montanaheim: 01-25-2011 at 03:58 PM.
Montanaheim is offline  
Old
01-25-2011, 03:51 PM
  #3
Chexxum
Registered User
 
Chexxum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Country: United States
Posts: 934
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Chexxum
I think crappy ice would benefit the Jackets. Seems like Duck forwards need perfect tape-to-tape passes otherwise they can't get a good transition game going. Disney is screwing us again !

Chexxum is offline  
Old
01-25-2011, 04:35 PM
  #4
Jesus Teemu
Registered User
 
Jesus Teemu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Calgary
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,430
vCash: 50
Looks like it's game on.

Jesus Teemu is offline  
Old
01-25-2011, 05:03 PM
  #5
jax00
DangleSnipe&Celly
 
jax00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Anaslime
Country: United States
Posts: 8,558
vCash: 500
Eisner!

jax00 is offline  
Old
01-25-2011, 06:09 PM
  #6
Mooseduck
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7,015
vCash: 500
Ice is ready, thank you Tinkerbell

Mooseduck is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.