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qoscrofts
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Dec 11, 2013, 11:29 AM

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Location: Dumfries
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World U20 Ice Hockey Championships

Division 1 Group B

Dumfries Ice Bowl

Day 1 - Monday 9th December

Day ticket £10 (game 1 £4, game 2 £4, game 3 £8 if bought individually)


With almost no publicity Dumfries managed to secure the group games for this one and so its only polite that someone takes a trip along. Having watched it for years at Olympic level and as a student in Dundee in the mid 80s having been to odd Dundee Rockets game i'm not really sure why ive never gone to see the local Solway Sharks who've been doing well over the last few years.

Dumfries Ice Bowl or The Shark Tank as it says on the rink is situated next to Queen of the South's Palmerston Park and has a rink with seating to one side and behind one goal with i'd estimate around 600 seats. Theres standing behind the other goal and to most of the perimeter, obviosuly not at the team bench areas though, which probably allows for a crowd of 1000. The other half of the Ice Bowl was originally an indoor carpet bowling centre but this was removed and specialist Curling lanes put in its place to cater for the popularity of curling locally. Theres a bar cafe over looking the ice rink, though its built so that you cant see the nearest goal to it to stop you getting a 'free' view of the game.

to the action

Game 1, 1pm, Kazahkstan 7 Ukraine 2, attendance 480

Two local primary schools are given free tickets and obviously been allocated to support one country each. So approx 200 wee ones shouting non stop for their adopted teams complete with home made flags etc actually makes for a decent atmosphere, i must be getting mellow in my old age but the sound of it sounds awful but it worked pretty well. The Kazahks romp it to be honest and are a far slicker team. The first period was a bit stop start with both teams struggling to get things going but after that it was much more fluent and for me as a novice to it all very enjoyable. After the game both teams showed their appreciation of the support of the kids and the Kazahks did look genuinely delighted by it all.

Game 2, 4.30pm Japan 3 France 4, attendance 212

With just under 1.5hrs between games to fill in its a quick wander up to the cafe and a coffee for £1.10 before game two. Time past pretty quick to be honest with the teams coming back for their warms ups before the spectacle of watching the ice machine clear the ice again before the game began.

There was a noticeable difference in quality in this one with it being fast and skilfull (to my eyes anyway) from the start. Japan promoted to this division and France relegated to it so maybe a surprise that the Japanes went 3-1 up - certainly to the French parents sat around us but the French quality won out with a last minute goal securing a 4-3 win. Having seen most of the Japanese squad in Morrisons on Saturday morning maybe they overdosed on all the lucozade they were buying.

No free kids tickets of this one given the start time so the crowd was the paying one only.

Game 3, 8.00pm Great Britain 3 Italy 4 OT, attendance 475

A break for sausage and chips in the cafe before the 'big one'.

Italy big favourites with the bookies but GB matched them and then managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Pre game the only real local publicity was that Rachel Hunter would be here to watch her and Rod Stewarts son Liam play for GB - she was and he's a feisty little fella as he got stuck into a couple of Italians.

After going behind GB went 3-1 up let one back but with 1.07 left are leading 3-2. A sin binning gives the Italians a man advantage and they score with 32 seconds left to force OT when the same player completes his hat trick with only 1.12 played of OT.

The Italians did look better but GB looked absoultely gutted to have lost it.

Overall with leaving this game at about 10.15 its almost 10 hours in an ice rink but a thouroughly thouroughly enjoyable day out. The tournament programme covers the basics well enough for £3, food and drink plentiful and cheap too. Sight lines in the rink are some times not great as the barriers around the seats are a little high which is slightly annoying. After all it all the two of us who went are a little annoyed that Queens replay at St Mirren on Tuesday has meant we wont be doing the Tuesday too, and writing this after said replay we'd have been better off at the Hockey.

So its Thursday for day 3 for me, Saturday nights GB game and then Sunday for the final day.


qoscrofts
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Dec 15, 2013, 11:48 AM

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World Under 20 Ice Hockey championship

Divison 1 B

Dumfries Ice Bowl

Day 3 Thursday 12th December

With Queen of the South thoughtlessly equalising against St Mirren to force a replay on the previous Tuesday night i went to that and not day 2 of the Ice Hockey - a poor decision in retrospect. Day 2 saw wins again for Italy, France and Kazakhstan - The Kazaks beating GB 6-1.

Thursday see's me taking mother in law to hospital so miss out on the first game of the day and Ukraine beating Japan 3-2 but there in time to see game 2 of the day and the first clash of unbeaten sides and after a excellent game in which the Italian keeper is outstanding, the game is played a noticeably higher pace than others and theres a bit of needle too the Italians win 4-3.

The evening game sees a real shock as GB play superbly to hold the French to a 4-4 draw, OT is scoreless before GB remain composed and win the penalty shoot out 2-1 to take the points. Crowds are picking up with 580 at this one, almost 25% more than the first GB game..

Again £10 gets you a day ticket.

Day 4 Saturday 14th December

Football gets in the way again as with Queens hosting Falkirk i elect to miss out games 1 and 2 today. The predicted storm force winds arrive and batter the region and whilst Palmerston has a nice shiny all weather pitch everything above ground is far from all weather and after 30 minutes of the ball blowing out of the ground the ref calls it a day - why he started is a bit of a mystery really.

So i could have gone and seen Italy 4 France 3 after OT and apparently an absolute classic of Kazakhstan 8 Japan 7. However i am there for the evening game of GB v Ukraine. Mrs qoscrofts comes along on the off chance that the local rumour that Rod Stewart was coming along to watch his son Liam play - rumour not true.

GB are no match for Ukraine on the night and soundly beaten 4-0 - too many penalty minutes mean long periods of being a man down though they dont actually conceed a goal when short handed but twice conceded about 2 seconds after going back to full strength.

Maybe the Rod rumour helps but the crowd of 610 is the best so far. £8 on the night for this game - despite a no show from Rod, Mrs Q says she enjoys it and says she fancies coming along on Sunday night.

So its the final day today and 3 teams can still win it and 2 can still be relegated. First up it will be France v Kazaakhstan with the winners still having a shot at the title, next its Italy v Ukraine - a win for Italy in normal time will give them the title no matter what the Ukrainians are the only side with nothing to play for. Tonight its GB v Japan and a win or OT defeat for GB will see them retain their divisional place - a defeat in normal time and we are down.


qoscrofts
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Dec 16, 2013, 3:31 PM

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World U20 Ice Hockey Championships

Division 1B

Dumfries Ice Bowl

Day 5, £10 day ticket


Game 1 Attendance 250

France 2 Kazakhstan 4

The Kazaks record a 4th win and it means that Italy must beat Ukraine in normal time to win the group. A good game which the Kazaks deserve to win. In terms of attacking theyve been the pick of the sides .

Game 2 Attendance 234

Italy must win to win the group and take an early lead. Ukraine have nothing to play and Italy look a nervous side as they let the Ukrainians back into it and then go behind 2-1. An Italian is stretchered off following a pretty hefty challenge and there's a bit of needle creeping in. Italy get an equaliser and then pull away as they rather grind out the win. At the full time buzzer its big time celebrations from the Italians as they gain promotion.

Game 3 Attendance 530

Great Britain 4 Japan 2

GB need a point to stay up a Japanese win will see them stay up at GB's expense. The one disappointing thing about the organisation of the tournament is that they have not told the crowd what the league situation is and so i'm pretty sure a lot of the casual fans dont realise that its lose and bust. Japan have lost every game but each one only by a goal and their games have been very entertaining - theres no change to the entertainment in this one either. Japan are fast and press all the time and it leads to a really good open game. GB lead early, the Japanese go in front early in period 2 before GB go back in front at the end of period 2. No more scores in the 3rd period despite chances for both and with the Japanese knowing they need to win they pull the keeper for the last 90 seconds and go for it - GB finally counter with a 4th goal with 5 seconds to go to retain their place in this division next year.


Overall its been a really enjoyable tournament and i look forward to March when Dumfries hosts GB's group of the U18 world championship.


HantsLondoner
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Dec 22, 2013, 10:10 PM

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English National League Division 1 South

Solent and Gosport Devils 1 Wightlink Raiders 8

Admission £8-00 Progamme £1-00 (with no draw number) attendance est 320
Down to earth with a big bump tonight for the Devils who last night celebrated their first away win ever in ENL1. The game started at a fast pace, too fast for the Devils, who were two down in 55 seconds. Raiders kept catching them on the break and added a third after 13 mins. Shortly after we had a one-on-one followed by a mass punch-up resulting in several penalties and the end of the evening for that nice Mr. Cornish (third man in). The game settled down after that and Devils' game improved a lot in the second period, and they were unlucky not to reduce the deficit. Instead a deflected shot and a lovely break by Raiders made it 0-5 at the end of the quarter. Devils kept going in the final quarter but despite the roster looking as strong as it was before the big bust-up last month, they looked short on class, Wightlink again breaking effectively to add three more. Two mins from the end Abbott's goal spoiled a deserved shutout for Colclough. Big crowd tonight.



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Seagull
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Dec 23, 2013, 1:11 PM

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English National Ice Hockey League Cup (North Group)
Dec 21st 2013
Manchester Minotaurs 1 Blackburn Hawks 8
Att: 120 (h/c)
Admission £6
Prog/Raffle: £2 combined (prog pretty awful tbh)

The Minotaurs are the rebranded Trafford Metros of the last couple of years. An awful choice of name for a pretty horrible team based on Saturday's performance. They play at the same rink as the Manchester Phoenix and the rink has been covered many times before. The sight lines are not good and haven't improved!!

The home side, without their star import Lukas Zeman (who has accountated for around 50% of all their goals this season) were pretty woeful and once it became obvious they weren't going to win they decided to play "Slapshot" hockey. 5 fights, lost them all and had one player thrown out on a double match penalty who amassed no less than 58 minutes in a single incident. Blackburn did their best to stay out of trouble but did get "suckered in" a few times, the final penalty total for the match being in excess of 200.

Two positive things of note though: Manchester have GB ladies junior international Nicole Jackson in nets and she's very much there on merit, going at a save percentage rate of over 90% on the season. They also iced another ladies player, Sarah Hutchinson. I'm not sure when the EIHA started allowing ladies to ice as outskaters (they've been allowed to play in goal for as long as I can remember) but she didn't look out of place at all and spent a fair bit of time on the ice killing penalties.

The teams meet again in the league this Saturday, hopefully this time two sides will turn up to play hockey, rather than 1.


acmold
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Dec 23, 2013, 2:23 PM

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Just for interest found this

http://oxfordcitystars.com/...iew-barons-vs-stars/

"Of course, the most notorious game between the two, if not the most famous came in the Fosters Midlands Cup (not the Fosters your thinking off) back in 1984, when mis-communication meant that Stars had to scrabble a team of 2nd team players and juniors together at short notice to play the Barons as the majority of the team didn’t realise that they had a game! The Barons went onto win by the narrow margin of 50-0. By the third period, the Stars netminder was exhausted and Emma Bowles, Women’s GB netminder went into goal to become the first ever woman to play in a competitive British senior game"


Mishi
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Dec 24, 2013, 7:40 PM

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She was the GB netminder...but not neccessarily the best netminder during her long run for GB. Helped her parents were coaching the GB side I suppose....



Grounds visited: 745
Last new ground:Horsham FC; The Camping World Community Stadium, Horsham, West Sussex. (Isthmian League Premier Division)
Last game: Wednesday 18th September 2019: Dulwich Hamlet 1, Cray Valley(Paper Mills) 0. [FA Youth Cup first qualifying round]
Matches watched this season: 43
2017/18-New English grounds: 7 & foreign: 0




HantsLondoner
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Dec 29, 2013, 9:52 PM

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English Premier League

Basingstoke Bison 5 Sheffield Steeldogs 4 (after OT and penalties)

admission £12-50 (in advance) programme yes, attendance est 1300

Great game, with a fairytale ending.
Pantomime villain Payette sent Dogs off to a flying start with a great block which set up Korhon to score with 1:03 on the clock. The visitors defended well and were deadly on the break, going two up on eight minutes. Bison's Vantroba then lost his stick, tried to block the attacker, then 'lost it' completely as he was sent to the box, adding a misconduct and a match penalty to his original two minutes. Slowly Bison put the pressure on and a great shot from Connolly reduced the arrears before the end of the first period. A long shot from Haywood put the Dogs 1-3 up only for a nice move seeing Melanchrino reduce the lead to one again. The last ten minutes of the second period were particularly exciting, to and fro with chances at both ends. At the start of the third Bison equalised only to see the Dogs go ahead again. Long equalised again with 7 mins to go and the home side laid siege to their opponent's goal. Dogs just held on, as they did during overtime. The first five penalties were all saved so it was left to Joe Miller, who is leaving the Bison next week to move to Telford (who have come into a lot of money recently), to score the winner. The Dogs were worth at least a point, never having been behind in the match. However, Bison's last two equalisers came on (avoidable) powerplays. Lack of discipline cost Dogs right at the end - just the underlying niggle otherwise.



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Jswinscoe
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Dec 30, 2013, 10:17 PM

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Nottingham Panthers 2 Sheffield Steelers 3

Tickets Free
Programme £3 for the next 3 games
Attendence - 7,028

Goal's as they were scored

Steelers P1 - 10:31 - Rob Sirianni assisted by Stefan Meyer & Drew Fata (71-10-49)
Panthers P1 - 11:53 - Jonathan Boxill, Assisted by Joe Jensen & Chris Murray (89-6-20)
Steelers P2 - 16:15 - Jonathan Phillips Assisted by Nate DiCasmirro & Robert Dowd (20-13-75)
Panthers P3 - 8:38 - Matt Francis Assisted by Eric Werner & Robert Lachowicz (17-68-7)
Steelers 1OT - 2:12 - Stefan Meyer Assisted by Robert Dowd & Gord Baldwin (10-75-3)

Some Strange Decisions tonight by Mr Hicks in what would have been an excellent game for the Neutral!



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Jswinscoe
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Jan 2, 2014, 6:45 PM

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Nottingham Panthers 5 Coventry Blaze 3

Tuesday 31st December
3pm Face Off
Elite League

Goals
EE - Equil Handed
PP - Power play Goal

Period 1

Panthers 1st - 0:42 - EE - David Clarke Assisted by Brandon Benedict & Joe Jensen
Panthers 2nd - 1:31 - PP - Matt Francis Assisted by Jonathan Weaver & Petr Kalus
Blaze 1st - 6:01 - EE - Ryan Ginand Assisted by Cale Tanaka
Panthers 3rd - 12:48 - PP - Eric Werner Assisted by Matt Ryan & Robert Farmer

Period 2

Panthers 4th - 11:15 - EE - Matt Francis Assisted by Chris Murray & Robert Lachowicz
Blaze 2nd - 11:44 - EE - Kevin Harvey Assisted by Ashley Tait & Michael Devin

Period 3

Panthers 5th - 1:47 - EE - Brandon Benedict Assisted by Joe Jensen & Jonathan Weaver
Blaze 3rd - 6:43 - PP - Ryan Ginand Assisted by Ashley Tait & Kenny Kallstrom

Major Penalties

Blaze - 27 Kevin Harvey - P1 - Misconduct Playing
Blaze - 27 Kevin Harvey - P2 - Misconduct Playing -
Blaze - 27 Kevin Harvey - Game Penalty - 2 Misconduct Penalties = Automatic Game
Blaze - 6 Mike Egener - P3 - Misconduct Abuse - Rest of Game
Blaze - 33 Benn Olson - P3 Butt Ending Major - Rest of Game


The Panthers started this one at 3pm due to the fact that Nottingham City Transport Buses were finishing between 5:45 & 7pm, However it was still nearly a sell out with 5,726 turning up with a Sizeable amount coming to support the Blaze.

Panthers started this game well with 2 goals inside 1:31 the first of which was a Equil Handed goal scored by Captain David Clarke Assisted Assistant Captain Brandon Benedict and Joe Jensen, Clarke is currently a record holder after becoming the first player to score 300 Elite League goals, THis came in the last game. However the second was a Powerplay Goal scored by Assistant Captain Matt Francis Assited by Jonathan Weaver and Petr Kalus.

Blaze's Mike Egener had just completed his 2+2 Penalty for Cross Checking & Slashing when They scored to make it 2 with 6:01 on the clock in the first period the goal coming from Ryan Ginand and Assisted by Cale Tanaka. The Panthers though managed to Restore the 2 goal lead when Eric Werner scored he was Assisted by Matt Ryan and Robert Farmer.

The Blaze were soon to be without their big player Kevin Harvey though when he went into the Penalty box to sit for 10 Minutes after a Misconduct call from Referee Smith. There was to be more Blaze Players in the Penalty box as Benn Olson was to receive a 2+2 for Slashing and Cross Checking.

With everyone thinking that the Second Period may be a lot quieter then they were wrong. Both teams were a lot calmer during the Second Period and the Panthers made the most of the man Advantage when they scored through Matt Francis who was Assisted by Chris Murray and Robert Lachowicz. The Blaze though soon pulled one back to make it 4-2 when they scored through Kevin Harvey who was Assisted by Captain Ashley Tait and Michael Devin.

This was about the last Piece of Action that Harvey would have when as he recieved a game Penalty after receiving 2 Misconduct Penalties during the game. The Blaze were also awarded a Penalty shot when a Panthers player covered the puck near his own goal line. This was saved by Panthers Netminder Neil Conway. Harvey decided to join his Partner in Block 3 but was soon asked to leave by the Stewards as it was starting to get hostile between them and the top of block 4! But he left and everything died down in the Stands.

There was no letdown in the Action during Period 3 either when the Panthers scored with 1:47 on the Third Period clock as Brandon Benedict Scored he was Assisted by Joe Jensen and Jonathan Weaver. The Blaze scored their last goal of the night when Ryan Ginand scored the final goal of the night and he was Assisted by Ashley Tait and Kenny Kallstrom.

The Blaze though soon lost more men when firstly Mike Egner got a 10 Minute Penalty for Abuse of an Official, Then Finally Benn Olson who had some funny chants about him aired during the game got a Major Penalty for Butt Ending (End of the Stick) meaning he would sit out the Rest.

And to cap it all off the Panthers missed a Penalty shot!

Final Scored Panthers 5 Blaze 3



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cherryhopper
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Jan 4, 2014, 12:58 AM

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Friday's BBC Look North (NE & Cumbria region) had a feature on Whitley Bay Ice Arena - home of Whitley Warriors - which is under threat from developers as North Tyneside Council has earmarked the site for future housing. There is a campaign to save the ice rink at
www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/north-tyneside-council-save-whitley-bay-ice-rink


Seagull
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Jan 6, 2014, 4:38 PM

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Saturday 4th Jan 2014

National Ice Hockey League 1 North (aka Moralee Conference)
Blackburn Hawks 5 Whitley Warriors 0
Att: 520 (h/c)
Adm: £6.50
Prog: £1.50 (nowt special, sadly)

Hawks extended their current good run to 5 wins with this comprehensive win over a more than half decent Whitley side (and went 1 better on Sunday with a 9-1 away demolition of title/playoff rivals Billingham Stars).

Blackburn have added wisely to what was an already half decent squad this year, with the signing of Adam Brittle from Milton Keynes and a good quality import in Jon Adams from Ontario, Canada. The crowds are on the rise again and so is the atmosphere on matchnights.

It'll only be a matter of time before something cocks it all up again (it's the Blackburn way!!) but for the time being it's all rather enjoyable Smile


HantsLondoner
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Jan 11, 2014, 10:28 PM

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English Premier League

Basingstoke Bison 2 Telford Tigers 4
admission £12-50 (in advance) programme yes, attendance est 1500
Second shock result for me today, although Tigers have come into some money and bought four for five top EPL players recently. However, they way they have been integrated into the team so quickly is impressive. The first period saw a couple of misconducts, no goals and only 11 shots as Tigers matched Bison in every way. In the second period the visitors looked more dangerous and took the lead through Salem. Former Bison Miller should have made it two with a fantastic turn but netminder Skinns saved well. Only 0-1 after two periods! The third period was totally different as Tigers doubled their lead a minute in, Bison scored 12 seconds later and Tigers scored again 90 seconds later. Bison attacked furiously and Tigers looked really dangerous on the break. A long shot by Melachrino was fumbled by Ryan to make it 2-3 with 10 mins left. Bison couldn't score and pulled Skinns (I've been waiting ages to say that) with 52 seconds left - McKenzie took advantage and put the puck into an empty net to clinch the win. Good atmosphere tonight (as there was at Christmas) and they saw what is suddenly a very good visiting team. It will be interesting to see what effect this has on the league for the rest of the season, and the play-offs.



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Nottingham Panthers 5 Edinburgh Capitals 2

National Ice Centre
Face off 7pm
Programme £3 for 2 Games


Goals as they went in

Panthers P1- EE - 6:55 - Jonathan Boxill Assisted by Joe Grimaldi & Greg Jucina
Capitals P2 - PP - 12:31 - Richard Hartmann Assisted by Curtis Leinweber & Jade Portwood
Panthers P2 - EE - 13:36 - Greg Jucina Assisted by Jonathan Weaver
Panthers P2 - EE - 16:31 - Greg Jucina Assisted by Matt Ryan & Robert Farmer
Panthers P2 - EE - 18:14 - Matt Ryan Assisted by Jonathan Weaver
Capitals P3 - EE - Martin Cingel Assisted by Marc Fowley & Peter Holecko.

Penalties

Capitals P1 - 3:42 - Michal Benadik - 2 Minutes for Interference
Capitals P1 - 8:28 - Marc Fowley - 2 Minutes for Hooking
Panthers P1 - 13:09 - Jonathan Weaver - 2 Minutes for Hooking
Panthers P1 - 17:13 - Joe Grimaldi - 2 Minutes for Interference
Capitals P2 - 2:14 - Martin Cingel - 2 Minutes for Tripping
Panthers P2 - 6:16 - David Clarke - 2 Minutes for Roughing
Capitals P2 - 6:16 - Marc Fowley - 2 + 2 For Attempted Spearing
6:16 - Marc Fowley 10 Minutes for Misconduct
Panthers P2 - 11:01 - Panthers Bench - 2 Minutes for Too Many Men

The Panthers were again at home time this time against Bottom of the Elite League Capitals at the NIC as the Panthers scored 5 for the 3 home game running in front of only 4,741 people.

The Panthers started well bombarding the Capitals net with shot and the Caps killed a penalty very well after Michal Benadik was sent to the Penalty Box for Interference. The first went in with 6:55 on the clock as Jonathan Boxill scored with a tip in and this goal was Assisted by Number 4 Joe Grimaldi & the New Signing Greg Jacina. Not long after though the Panthers were on the power play again as Marc Fowley was penalised for Hooking back a Panther Player. This was not to be the last piece of action though as the Panthers also incurred 2 Penalties with Jonathan Weaver going in first for Hooking before Joe Grimaldi went in for Interference.

The Capitals had another Penalty called early in the second period as Capitals Captain Martin Cingel was sent to the box for tripping. It soon started getting tasty as Panthers Captain David Clarke and Marc Fowley had a little altercation after some happened! This end result saw David get 2 Minutes for Roughing whilst Fowley got 2 + 2 for Attempted Spearing along with a 10 Minute Misconduct Penalty. There looked like being no goals until the Panthers got a Bench Penalty for too many Men!

The came the first of the four goals that were scored and it came for the Capitals as Richard Hartmann scored on the Powerplay with the Assists coming from Curtis Leinweber & Jade Portwood. The Panthers didnt take long to restore the lead when a goal was scored by the New Signing Greg Jucina who was assisted by Jonathan Weaver. This looked to the fire that Panthers needed as they scored another just under 3 minutes after the goal with another one from Greg Jucina of which saw the crowd Start Chanting that the Juice Was on fire and he certainly was.

This time the Assist's came from Matt Ryan and Robert Farmer. The Panthers again added to the score when the 4th of the night went in as Matt Ryan added another with the Assist coming from Jonathan Weaver. The Capitals did add another goal in the 3rd Period when Martin Cingel put the Puck in the Net with the Assists coming from Marc Fowley and Peter Holecko. This seemed to be the end for the Capitals as the Panthers Added another through the Big Man and Panthers Legend David Clarke with Assists from Greg Jucina and Brandon Benedict. The final piece of action was when Dan Green took over in the net from Neil Conway with 1 Minute 38 Seconds Remaining.

Final Score Panthers 5 Edinburgh Capital 2



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National League 1 South
Milton Keynes Thunder vs Invicta Dynamos @ 728 Midsummer Drive. MK9 3NJ
Adm £3 (Senior) Prog £1.50

Mixed emotions on the Temporary Rink, smallest Pad ever seen, even more so than Grimsby or Bradford, housed in a Stripped out Store with Glass windows the whole length, fronting on to a Main Shopping Street. Entering into the Mall it's first on the left to a table & Chairs to purchase Ticket & Prog with a small selection of Club merchandise. No Food other than Pot Noodles plus usual Hot/Cold drinks. Running the length of the Pad is 5 Rows of padded Bench Seats being the only viewing available as no Plexi just Netting. However made a good fist on the night with their overall attitude and attracting a Crowd of around 70, possibly half from Invicta.

The Game itself was in reality abysmal, the size of the Ice restricting any decent flowing movements as as soon as a Puck received, there was someone breathing down your neck. Invicta appeared frustrated at this restriction and received 14 minors as opposed to just 5 for Thunder in a Game of no malice, 0-3 at end of 1st, 2-5 at 2nd, finishing at 4-11. Possible inteesting stat, Invicta scored 4 short handed.

Advised that the original Ice Pad remains in situ with the actual Building demolished and to be rebuilt around within the next two years, although had previously heard that due to the Ice size only allowed to utilise for this Season !

Earlier had been to Burton Rugby Union to take in the Ex Football League Ground.

Sunday visited the High Road to see Streatham defeat Cardiff 6-2


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Can't believe it's smaller than Grimsby (36x18m), that was the "bottom line" as far as the eiha were concerned, that's why Sutton play all their games at Sheffield (theirs is 36x17m).

Even Fylde was 36 x 22m, you reckon it was smaller mate Wink


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According to someone on the Hockey forum, MK Ice is 40x20 metres.



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English National League 1 North
Telford Titans 6 Blackburn Hawks 10
Att: 120 (est)
Adm: £6
Prog: None (looks like they've stopped bothering, shame, but understandable)

A strengthened Titans team containing a decent new N/M (Tom Murdy) and 5 of the younger players from the Tigers (the EPL side) meant that Blackburn had to work really hard for the win against a side who have lost every game so far this season. The Titans actually led momentarily, early in the 3rd (6-5), but Hawks superior firepower saw them home with 5 unanswered goals.

One name to watch for the future was 16 year old Telford forward Macauley Haywood who performed superbly, his speed and shooting ability for one so young being quite outstanding.

Hawks have now won 8 on the bounce in league and cup (after a 6-1 win over Manchester the night after). Telford's losing streak continued on the Sunday but were mighty unlikely not top pick up a point at the other form team of the moment, Sutton Sting, who won the game with 17 secs left, 4-3.


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Can't believe it's smaller than Grimsby (36x18m), that was the "bottom line" as far as the eiha were concerned, that's why Sutton play all their games at Sheffield (theirs is 36x17m).

Even Fylde was 36 x 22m, you reckon it was smaller mate Wink



Well I was going from memory, Grimsby being over 20 years ago, but being English I know Yards, not metres ! Still clutching at straws, perhaps the Players are bigger now !

In square metres MK is 1% less area than Flyde as Hants/Londoner has now advised the facts, I stand corrected.


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Can't believe it's smaller than Grimsby (36x18m), that was the "bottom line" as far as the eiha were concerned, that's why Sutton play all their games at Sheffield (theirs is 36x17m).

Even Fylde was 36 x 22m, you reckon it was smaller mate Wink



Well I was going from memory, Grimsby being over 20 years ago, but being English I know Yards, not metres ! Still clutching at straws, perhaps the Players are bigger now !

In square metres MK is 1% less area than Flyde as Hants/Londoner has now advised the facts, I stand corrected.


Still a glorified puddle though, when all's said and done! May well try and get down there though, sounds interesting.

Is it going to be a permanent home for the Thunder, or are they just using it til the main Planet Ice rink re-opens?

EDIT - just read the thread on THF, it's temporary, it will close once PLanet Ice re-opens.


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National League 1 South
Milton Keynes Thunder vs Invicta Dynamos @ 728 Midsummer Drive. MK9 3NJ
Adm £3 (Senior) Prog £1.50

Mixed emotions on the Temporary Rink, smallest Pad ever seen, even more so than Grimsby or Bradford, housed in a Stripped out Store with Glass windows the whole length, fronting on to a Main Shopping Street. Entering into the Mall it's first on the left to a table & Chairs to purchase Ticket & Prog with a small selection of Club merchandise. No Food other than Pot Noodles plus usual Hot/Cold drinks. Running the length of the Pad is 5 Rows of padded Bench Seats being the only viewing available as no Plexi just Netting. However made a good fist on the night with their overall attitude and attracting a Crowd of around 70, possibly half from Invicta.

The Game itself was in reality abysmal, the size of the Ice restricting any decent flowing movements as as soon as a Puck received, there was someone breathing down your neck. Invicta appeared frustrated at this restriction and received 14 minors as opposed to just 5 for Thunder in a Game of no malice, 0-3 at end of 1st, 2-5 at 2nd, finishing at 4-11. Possible inteesting stat, Invicta scored 4 short handed.

Advised that the original Ice Pad remains in situ with the actual Building demolished and to be rebuilt around within the next two years, although had previously heard that due to the Ice size only allowed to utilise for this Season !

Earlier had been to Burton Rugby Union to take in the Ex Football League Ground.

Sunday visited the High Road to see Streatham defeat Cardiff 6-2


Thanks for giving the address of the rink. The clubs own website doesn't mention this and a British Ice Hockey website with fixtures gives the postcode of the old rink which is being re-developed. Incidentally MK Lightning are playing at Coventry until they can return home.



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http://www.mkthunder.com/

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English National League Division 1 South

Solent and Gosport Devils 0 Chelmsford Chieftains 2

admission £8-00 programme yes attendance est 230

Another midweek drama at Devils as they now have new coaching staff, the crisis in November where a lot of players walked out temporarily just kept going on.
Tonight they were missing two or three regulars but looked far better organised and battled just as hard. The first period was scoreless, Chieftains always take time to get used to the small rink and a shot against the post was the closest they got. The home team defended well and occasionally looked dangerous on the break; forward Chrenko wasn't here and was sorely missed. The visitors at last took the lead after 23 mins, a scrambled effort by Ayling, and another scrambled effort by Ranby five mins later was the end of the scoring. Netminder Cole was outstanding again for Devils who tested the visiting defence a little more in the third quarter, but netminder King celebrated a shutout. A good crowd tonight, but it was really really quiet. Not sure where the famed home support was, and it summed up an efficient but not thrilling win for Chelmsford.
Strange parallels with my football game yesterday at Totton - second bottom v second top, visitors won 2-0 but pushed all the way by a brave performance by the home team who couldn't score.



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Managed three Games, of sorts, this Weekend.

The attraction of Benburb Saturday 13.45 necessitated a drive to Glasgow Friday, allowing a visit to Braehead Arena that evening

Elite League
BRAEHEAD CLAN vs Fife Flyers
Adm £14 No Progs (didn't arrive, alledgedly first time ever !)

From my original visit remembered the Car Parking difficulty and the entry through the Shopping Mall, but not the excellant Sight Lines within the 4,000 Capacity Arena. About half full with a good following from their Kirkcaldy neighbours, but despite the noise ect. rarely excited, although both Sides produced good Hockey. First period finished at 1-1, 2nd at 2-2 whilst a Clan Goal at 51.00 seemed likely to settle, unfortunately any late Flyers effort was restricted by a needless High Sticks penalty and the resulting Power Play finished with a fourth with just 8 seconds remaining. Final 4-2

Saturday at Benburg met up with mip from Odense who on departing sought a Lift to my intended Game in Kilmarnock, Storm vs Dundee Comets. It was shown as an 18.30 f/o I believe on the Scottish National League Site but on arrival discovered the Pad was in the process of being refitted, something to do with excess Gasses, however no one knew where the Game was to be Played ! To be fair they did phone around for Info without suceess, but presumed it would be at Limekilns in Ayr, where they train. This suited me as my Booked Hotel was in Ayr, mip decided to continue and return by Train. On arrival an u-14 Game was in progress, Ayr vs Belfast Giants, but disappointingly NO Kilmarnock although AYR JETS were hosting Paisley Blackhawks in a Recreational Match at 18.30. No Admission or as expected, No paper.

The Rink is the last remaiing in Ayr itself, built in the 70's for Curling as at that time Ayr had a large Hockey Rink, which I was informed was demolished and sold off to a Supermarket for as much as £7 per sg foot ! it also had a large Car Park ! A new Rink was built for Ayr Scottish Eagles but again was later demolished after the Holding Company became Bankrupt. Thus the "Curling" Rink is now used for Hockey, good size but just two Rows of Bench Seats along the long sides and it transpires not deemed good enough for the SNL. The Ayr Team in the SNL play up the Coast in Steventon, who had been earlier phoned. Still any Port in a Storm we stayed for the Rec Game in which a tight 1st period ended at 2-3. No interval, straight round, whilst also Played with no icing calls, but with a 20 minute break prior to the final Period, for the Zamboni. The final two were not too memorable, other than for one Player who made a difference every time he iced and very much due to this one individual resulted in a final score of 2-11 (I believe).

Mention should be made of the Ayr Hotel, the Glen Bank home of the Ayrshire Brewing Company and ideally situated between the Spoons and the GBG equally nice Hotels the Chestnuts and the Abbotsford, but at £35 for a Single en-suite Room it did the business, although unfortunately only 3 of their own Beers on, with no Guest.

Leaving Ayr early Sunday was sorely tempted by the new Rink in Widnes, however with Streatham playing in MK it became a sensible decision

MILTON KEYNES THUNDER vs Streatham Redskins
Adm £6 (Con £3) Prog £1.50

Streatham have been Playing well recently, just one defeat in 9, however missing argueable their most decisive Player in Cullum Best, really struggled on the small Ice, in fact conceeding two without reply in the 1st. The Second saw Streatham score 3, but Thunder pulled one back to finish at 3-3. The final was straight forward Streatham scoring 3 before in a late flurry Thunder pulled one back to finish 4-6.


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Sunday 19/1/2014
National Ice Hockey League One North (AKA Moralee Conference)
Blackburn Hawks 3 Sutton Sting 1
Att: 820 (rough h/c)
Admission £6.50
Prog: £1.50 (36 pages, a little bit of an improvement on recent seasons. Would probably appear quite good to the one time visitor, but little changes from week to week)

This was the meeting of the two form sides, Blackburn 8 straight league and cup wins v Sutton, 8 straight league wins and it didn't disappoint. It was tight, hard, fast and pretty fair throughout, with Sutton using their longer bench (20 skaters to Hawks 17) to rotate 4 lines and try to outlast Hawks in a game of speed. It didn't work, as Hawks, playing 7 D men fought tenaciously and hit impressively on the break.

Period scores: 2-1/1-0/0-0
SOG: 38-28
PIMS: 10-10

Worth mentioning the large, noisy crowd which was great to see and hear. An exciting game played in a terrific atmosphere.

If Blackburn to stretch it to 10 straight next Saturday away at Solway they'll have to be seen as an outside bet for the title. They are currently 5 points behind having played a game more, but Solway also have to come to Blackburn again and with a number of other tricky games against playoff contenders, the Sharks have possibly the tougher run in.

It's been a very good season so far in this division and looks likely to go to the wire.

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