I know this post is a bit like London buses, you wait for ages for one then two come along at once. Last time I wrote about ice-hockey was in 2011, and here I am writing two posts back to back in 2014!But as you must know by now, ice-hockey is more than sport to me. It reminds me of my childhood, … [Read more...]
Are you enjoying the Sochi games?
I know there's been a lot of controversy over these Winter Olympics in Russia, and I understand how many people feel they want to boycott the games. I totally abhor Putin's politics and can only image what horrors people have to endure merely because of their sexual orientation, or because they want … [Read more...]
Pappa’s Girl: Jävla Finnar
It was exactly four weeks after our move to Rinkeby in Sweden in the autumn of 1971, when Pappa took me to Stockholm Stadium to see Finland play Sweden. I’d not been to an ice-hockey match since Ilves played Tappara in the Jäähalli in Tampere the previous winter. My team lost to their local rivals. … [Read more...]
Finland are ice hockey world champions!
The silveware. Picture YLEGrowing up in Tampere I was an avid follower of ice hockey. My team, Ilves, were Finnish champions and I saw many matches in the newly built jäähalli. Since moving here, I've lost touch with the game, but could not miss the wonderful news that Finland, after first … [Read more...]
Miracle on Ice – Mark Two
I had a really early start with a client this morning, but instead of being good and going to bed early last night, I couldn't resist sitting up to watch the battle for the last Olympic Gold, an ice-hockey match between two giants of the game, USA and Canada.The original Miracle on Ice occurred when … [Read more...]