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Post here for all things Ice Hockey...



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Is this really the most interesting thread on a football forum?
According to the top 20 threads (views) on the main page it's had 80,000 plus visits!


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No, it is because it has been detached from the original thread which DID have 80k+ views. Only a few hundred views in reality.



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Gerry Royal
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Wednesday February 9th 2011

English Premier League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg

Slough Jets 8 Guildford Flames 4

Great performance from the Jets to take a 4 goal lead into the 2nd leg in early March.

Missing Jets Saturdays home game with Manchester but we at the away League match at Guildford Sunday.


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Sunday 25th September 2011
ENIHL Northern Section Division One
Whitley Warriors v Coventry ENL Blaze
5pm @ Whitley Bay Ice Rink



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Sunday 25th September 2011
ENIHL Northern Section Division One
Whitley Warriors v Coventry ENL Blaze
5pm @ Whitley Bay Ice Rink



Warriors won 3-2

Admission £7.50
Decent Programme £2

Good competive game at a large venue in need of a bit of TLC and right next to Whitley Bay FC



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Saturday 1st October
English National Ice Hockey League Div One North
Trafford Metros 5 Blackburn Hawks 0 (at Altrincham - same arena as Manchester Phoenix of the EPL)
Att: 120 ish
Admission £5
Programme/Raffle £2 (combined)

Very claustophobic, 3 sided arena which flatters to deceive in that getting a view of the whole ice pad from the raised seating appears nigh on impossible.

The good news is that Hawks were so bleedin' awful that the less we saw of it the better Laugh

Trafford have been top of the pile since the season started and it's not hard to see why, one of the best teams in the truest sense (ie everyone working their backsides off for eachother) I've seen this season. They'll probably run out of steam and get overtaken by Billingham once they catch up with their fixtures, but they've improved out of sight from the team that finished bottom last year and good luck to them.


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Rapid Solicitors Elite Ice Hockey League
Hull Stingrays 2 Nottingham Panthers 3
Admission £15
Programme £2
Attendance unknown


Identical scoreline to their previous meeting at Hull Arena a fortnight ago. Nottingham just about deserved their win against their much smaller & less well funded hosts. Arena is very similar to Basingstoke's, just a bit neater and newer looking.


This tick leaves me with just Braehead Clan to complete the Elite League now that Newcastle Vipers have dropped out and Manchester Phoenix are all that remains in the EPL.



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Bradford Bulldogs 9 Fylde Flyers 2
ENIHL Div 2 North
Att: 90 (h/c)
Admission: £2
Prog: Nil

One of the few remaining old style ice hockey venues, being on the first floor of a 1950/60's Mecca Complex close to the Film and TV Museum, Alhambra Palace Theatre and City Centre. It's tatty, run down, dirty, wet and horrible, but I love the place!

There is a small amount of bench seating very close to the action on one side and at one end, but viewing from either is poor. The best view is on the balcony which is great, albeit there's only room for around 50 up there. Normally you'd have no problem gettinga view, but as around 50 Fylde supporters were here, it was quite cosy for once up there.

The result was never in doubt as the younger, fitter Bradford side out skated and out hit the new Fylde side who seem to struggle on larger sized rinks (theirs is tiny - 1st home game now due on November 12th).

One point of interest with Fylde though is that include Latvian U20 International Elvis Veldze who has now scored 8 of their nine goals in the two games he's played thus far. The problem is they have no players of a similar standard to play with him!

Then on Sunday it was off to:

Blackburn Hawks 9 Coventry Blaze (ENL) 3
ENIHL Div 1 North
Att: 550 (est)
Adm: £6 (£3 concessions)
Prog: 40 pages, £1.50

I've covered Blackburn Arena more than once before but it is worth mentioning that the crowds are on the way back up and the matchnight presentation quite slick now as well.

For once the Hawks responded to the atmosphere (they are notoriously unpredictable) and came back from a 3-1 1st interval defecit to score 8 straight goals and blow Coventry away, especially in the 3rd period.

Well worth doing if you've not been.

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Feversham Lens
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Used to go skating to the Bradford rink when I was at secondary school in the late 70s. It (the rink, not my school) was a right dump even then!



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Feversham Lens
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Sunday 23rd October 2011
Billingham Stars 6 Blackburn Hawks 1
English National Hockey League North
Admission £7
Programme £2 (16pp, plus raffle ticket)
Attendance 600 (estimate)


Well, the Billingham Forum has changed a bit since my time working on Teesside in the 1990s. The place recently reopened after a two-year refurbishment costing £18.5m. I used go there for theatre, not ice hockey, but rectified that omission this evening. It's now an impressive complex - modern, bright and inviting. The ice rink (officially the TFM Radio Ice Arena) is a brilliant facility, offering more than 800 seats in an overall capacity of 1,100. This match attracted a decent crowd, about the average for Billingham, and was boosted by a coach of Blackburn fans.

Billingham, unbeaten league leaders, won fairly comfortably. They went ahead after just 29 seconds through Richie Thornton, and always had an edge in teamwork, passing and shape. James Udell (11:04) made it 2-0 before Chris Arnone (13:45) pulled one back. Andy Thornton (16:12) gave the Stars (no longer Bombers after a merger with Newcastle) a 3-1 advantage after the first period. Adam Robinson (20:47, powerplay), Simon Hehir (21:26) and Andrew Finn (24:58) struck quickly in the second period to increase the lead to 6-1. Ric Hughes fluffed a sitter following Blackburn's best move of the night. The third period was scoreless, though it was enlivened by a gloves-off fist fight ('roughing', they call it), and Arnone hit the pipes for the visitors with a minute and a half to go.

Only my second ice hockey 'tick', and much more enjoyable than last month's 16-1 romp for Solway Stars at Flintshire Freeze, whose Deeside Leisure Centre rink at Connah's Quay was a gloomy throwback to the 1970s.



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Ground/venue totals: Football 900; Rugby Union 264; Rugby League 214; Cricket 125; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 25; Grasstrack 15; Ice Hockey 15; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.

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Wednesday 26th October 2011
Hull Stingrays 9 Braehead Clan 4 (4-2, 8-3, 9-4)
Elite League
Admission £15
Programme £2 (28pp, full colour, glossy)
Attendance 932 (looked less)
Filter coffee (in a foam cup) £1.50


Tempted my brother across from Bradford for his ice hockey debut, and we both enjoyed a first look at Elite League action. Definitely a step-up, not least in admission price, from the matches I'd seen in the divisions below at Flintshire and Billingham. I wasn't overly impressed with Hull Arena, which is down in the docks, a few hundred yards west of the marina, five minutes' walk from the railway station. Though purpose built, its dated facilities seemed rather tired. Irritatingly, it was impossible to get a clear view of the whole ice pad. A large percentage of the seats here must count as 'restricted'. The low ceiling produced an intimate atmosphere, however. Advertising on the building's exterior made reference to 'The Most Versatile Arena'. Bit of a puzzle. Do they hold car boot sales, or theatre, on the ice?!

Hull went into this match on the back of only their second win of the season (at Dundee on Sunday), and chalked up another victory to leapfrog Glasgow-based Clan and go sixth in the table. Stingrays always had the edge. Two goals in nine seconds (ice hockey is a dream come true for lovers of statistics) in the first period put them firmly in control. Clan had their chances, but the home netminder made some great saves. The third period looked set to be scoreless before both teams netted in the last three minutes. Frantisek Bakrlik's final strike for Stingrays was the goal of the night - a first time angled slash into the top corner from the boards. Jason Silverthorn got a hat-trick for Hull. Matt Haywood bagged a brace for Clan, who brought about 30 fans with them. None seemed at all pleased with their team's display.

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Feversham Lens
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Sunday 20th November 2011
Sheffield Steelers 3 Nottingham Panthers 2 OT (2-0, 0-2, 0-0)
Elite League
Admission £15 (plus rip-off £1.50 booking fee)
Programme £3 (48pp, colour, glossy, overpriced)
Attendance 6,500 (estimate)
Bottle of water £1.60 (insane pricing; wouldn't normally, but I forgot to take my own)


What a thoroughly enjoyable sporting occasion this was. Sheffield and Nottingham are British ice hockey's 'Big Two' with previous going back years and this latest explosive encounter between the deadly rivals did not disappoint. Mark Thomas's marker 61 seconds into sudden death overtime gave Steelers a victory they barely deserved, having been dominated in the second and third periods. Ashley Tait put Sheffield ahead just 48 seconds into the match and he then doubled their lead with a breakaway strike on 09:36. Tempers frayed big time in the second period, with a stack of penalties handed out for misdemeanours such as roughing and high sticking. An apparently intimidated Steelers were on the back foot throughout, and Panthers levelled through Jordan Fox (22:09) and Danny Meyers (23:27). Only two incidents of fighting in a tense - but more open - third period, with chances spurned at both ends. A big crowd included loads of families, many with young children. Other sports take note! A huge contrast to the rugby union I saw at Lymm the previous day, where most of the spectators were 50-plus.

I was very impressed with the Motorpoint Arena, which has steeply-raked seating at one end and along both sides. Capacity, we were told, is about 10,000. Though we were fairly high up and some way back from the ice pad, we never felt anything other than intimately involved in the action. It's fun watching the minnows in various sports, but occasionally it's great to see two teams who represent (in this country, at least) the best at what they do. In terms of sheer intensity, this pulsating arm wrestle was head and shoulders better than the Hull Stingrays-Braehead Clan fixture (also in the Elite League) I watched about three weeks ago.



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Ground/venue totals: Football 900; Rugby Union 264; Rugby League 214; Cricket 125; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 25; Grasstrack 15; Ice Hockey 15; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.

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Saturday 3rd December 2011
Sheffield Steelers 4 Cardiff Devils 2
Elite League
Admission £16.50 (pay on the night)
Programme £3 - quite enjoyed this issue. Maybe because it has novelty value as I know very little about Ice Hockey
Attendance - hard to tell as there were a lot of empty seats - 3,000 ?


I think my last Ice Hockey fixture was about 5 years ago at the Peterborough Phantoms. Before that 3 fixtures at Richmond Flyers a very long time ago. Impressed with the Arena although the catering was overpriced so didn't bother. Very slick presentation which was good and would be even more so with more people in attendance.


Feversham Lens
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Sunday 4th December 2011
Guildford Flames 5 Bracknell Bees 0 (3-0, 2-0, 0-0)
English Premier League Cup
Admission £8.95
Programme £2 (36pp)
Attendance 1,500 (estimate)

Mixed feelings about The Spectrum. It is a superb multi-sport complex, but viewing for ice hockey (even in the most expensive seats) is not great. Seeing the whole ice pad is impossible and foolishly positioned ironwork makes the problem worse. Still, once one had become accustomed to craning one's neck, it wasn't too bad. The rink is a smashing modern facility. There was a cracking atmosphere (at least in the opening period), with spectator accommodation on both sides and at each end certainly helping in this regard.

Guildford were comfortable winners of this derby, chalking up a seventh straight victory. Ben Campbell (4:39), Nathan Rempel (8:50) and Curtis Huppe (12:18) put the Flames firmly in control. A gloves-off fight between Andrew Sharp and Brad Watchhorn had everyone on their feet. In the second period, Guildford extended their lead through Andrew Hemmings (23:56) and Stuart Potts (25:00). Lukas Smital struck the pipes in a one-on-one - the nearest Bracknell went to scoring. Mark Lee, in the Flames goal, made several top saves. The hosts should have added at least two more in the final period, but saw on effort come back off the bar and a tap-in blazed wide.

Two of our party of four were witnessing live ice hockey for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Guildford are a vibrant, well supported club and worth a visit, despite the restricted viewing.



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Ground/venue totals: Football 900; Rugby Union 264; Rugby League 214; Cricket 125; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 25; Grasstrack 15; Ice Hockey 15; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.


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Saturday 10th December 2011
Fylde Flyers 9 Bradford Bulldogs 4
English National Ice Hockey League Div 2 North (level 4)
Admission: £5
Programme/Prize Draw: £2 (combined)
Att: 130 (h/c)

Well, we finally got there after beginning to wonder if it would ever happen. Competitive Ice Hockey is back on the Fylde Coast after an 18 year hiatus.

Was it worth the wait? You bet it was!

It's very "old school", in that the rink is small (36x22m, most rinks in this country are either 56x24 or 60x30), so you get a lot of hits and a lot of shots (SOG 76-58!) and when you get a lot of close contact stuff inevitably you get the odd ruck as well, which, let's face it, keeps a lot of the punters happy. There is no plexi glass, just netting at the ends and the netting is deemed "live" so stoppages for puck hitting the net are non existant. This is somewhat offset though by the higher than average number of icing calls because of the short length of the ice. It's not a rink for free flowing pure hockey, but for those who like their hockey of the "crash, bang, wallop" variety, it's great fun!

The building is very "cosy", with spectator viewing available from the bar behind the goal at one end, and also on a length of the rink balcony on one side, which has around 150 tiered seats plus some standing, plus behind the netting, beneath the bar. In addition to the bar area (no draught beer as yet) there is also a cafe on the ground floor.

The home side, currently second bottom with 1 win from 7 (all played away of course) were never in danger of losing this game to a short benched Bradford side (10 men total), period scores being 3-0/4-1/2-3. Latvian U20 International Elvis Veldze led the way with 4+1 and you suspect that he'll score shedloads on this rink as the season progresses. The rest of the squad is pretty much locally based, with two players still playing (Tony Melbourne and Wayne Whitby) who played in the last season of the old Blackpool Seagulls club in 92-3. Granted they were only 17 at the time.

Face Offs are now 5pm, so there is good chances to double up wth a number of West Lancs grounds at 2pm. If you park well and get away very quick it would also be possible to do Fleetwood Town at 3pm. It's less than 10 minutes from Highbury to the rink on Cleveleys sea front.

Next game is on Jan 7th v Sutton.


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Ice hockey, DEL (top level in Germany)
Adler Mannheim v Kölner Haie 4-0 (2-0,1-0,1-0), Admission €25, programme free (4 pages, A4 size), pizza slice and coke €5.80, att. 12,663.

This was a day at the office shifting papers for Adler Mannheim against a Köln side that offered nothing going forward. With it being 1st against 6th with only 10 points separating the two sides before the game, I had anticipated a closer game. A truly runwellian journey, delayed plane, delayed train, but managed to miss only three minutes still. The steward at the entrance asked me to wait for a stoppage before finding my seat. This turned out to be a 2 min sinbin for a Köln player. Despite not looking convincing, Mannheim managed a goal when their forward skated round the goal and played the puck neatly in in front of the keeper where it was bundled home. It was a niggly game at this stage with many skirmishes on and off the puck. Köln got their chance to make a game of it when a home player earned himself a match penalty and a 5 min sinbin for a bad tackle from behind. Köln’s ineptness tonight was epitomised as rather than put Mannheim under serious pressure, a back slipped and lost the puck in the build up of an attack leaving a home forward with a one-on-one with the keeper. In the detail of the match, the forward kept cool, extremely cool, and made the keeper move before he wrong-footed him twice to lay the puck neatly into the bottom corner amidst much jubilation from the large crowd, only 150-200 supporters had made the trip from Köln. The 2nd and 3rd period followed in the same vein, Mannheim soaking up what feeble efforts Die Haie managed and controlling the game completely carving out chances regularly. A moment of controversy as the puck was in the net midway through the 2nd period but the referee ruled out the goal after video review, a home player had scored with his skate. The third goal was a clinical finish in play 5 against 3 and after that the intensity of the game evaporated slowly. The final goal, near the end, came about after slack defending and poor goalkeeping.

This was my first ice hockey game in Germany and I was a tad disappointed by the standard of play. Too many instances of players losing footing when unchallenged and poor passing under no pressure. Also both teams managed to play themselves off side while playing 5 against 4 on more than one occasion. Nevertheless, a good evening was had.

SAP arena is a fairly new state-of-the-art build and is easily reached by local trains. Two continuous tiers, separated by a ring of executive boxes, make for a compact arena holding around 13,500. One end is standing on both tiers and most of the singing and chanting naturally emanates from this end. The atmosphere tonight was great. I was seated on the second row of the upper tier and whilst not feeling far from the action, we had to lean forward to see the near side of the rink. SAP is the company of Dietmar Hopp, the bankroller of Hoffenheim, who is also heavily involved in Adler Mannheim. The arena is shared with Rhein Neckar Löwen from the handball bundesliga.


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Second half of a double with Corby Town v FC Halifax Town in Conference North...

Saturday 7th January 2012
Nottingham Panthers 2 Cardiff Devils 4 (0-1, 1-1, 1-2)
Elite League
Admission £16 (plus rip-off £1.50 booking fee)
Programme £2.50 (48pp)
Attendance 5,026


An exciting contest in front of a packed crowd between two teams in the top half of the table. Full credit to Devils netminder Stevie Lyle, who pulled off a string of superb saves (36 in total) to earn the visitors victory from a game in which they were heavily out-shot. Lyle was very unlucky not to be named Devils' man of the match. That honour went to the lively Jeff Pierce, who, in the third period, scored Cardiff's third goal on the powerplay (47:55) and then set up the clincher for Phil Hill (56:31). Stuart MacRae's powerplay goal (03:00) gave the Welsh club the lead during the opening session. Sean McAslan (20:50) equalised, only for Hill (22:52) to restore Cardiff's advantage. In the final period, David Beauregard (44:49), on the powerplay, brought the scores level before the Devils won it late on. Absorbing stuff. You certainly couldn't take your eyes away from this one. Couple of decent fist fights, too, to get the crowd on their feet. And blood on the ice from an accidental high stick to the face of a Cardiff player. Anyone heading to the National Ice Arena should be aware that parking is a nightmare. Whose daft idea was it to site a facility like this, without dedicated parking, right in the city centre?



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Ground/venue totals: Football 900; Rugby Union 264; Rugby League 214; Cricket 125; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 25; Grasstrack 15; Ice Hockey 15; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.

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Saturday 7th January
Fylde Flyers 5 Sutton Sting 6
English National Ice Hockey League Division 2 North
Att: 250 (est)
Admission: £5
Programme: £1 (12 pages, colour, much improved)

I did a full write up on this for their first game but just a few points to note:

1) If you want a good view get there early (gates open around 4-30) as this looks like being the norm, crowd wise, and it was very cosy indeed on Saturday! There are currently around 120 seats on the balcony, plus standing for around 60-80, otherwise you are in the bar area which is behind glass, behind the goal (albeit upstairs so the view is good if you are at the front). There are no spectators allowed at ice level.

2) Programme is now separate from raffle and has been improved considerably from the first late minute rushed effort.

3) There is still no licenced bar, but the cafe is open and there is a reasonable Harvester Pub 2 minutes away, the other side of the cinema in which you can get a decent meal (and feed youself silly at the free salad bar!)

There are plans to increase the seating capacity asap, but in the mean time if you are planning a trip, arrive as close to 4-30 as you can.


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Just been reading on the Redskins forum that Oxford have closed down. It also looks like the Bristol rink will close later in the year with no replacement proposed.


Mishi
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There is still minor hockey continuing at Oxford though, it's only the main team that has packed up.

With Bristol I understand the rink will go, as the lease is up. It's not a rink I've been to, so will try ro fit in one of their Sunday matches before they fold & the bulldozers move it. It's supposed to be one of the biggest dumps in hockey, so I'd like to see for myself! ;-)



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John Mills
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Just been reading on the Redskins forum that Oxford have closed down. It also looks like the Bristol rink will close later in the year with no replacement proposed.



Oxford have pulled the ENL1 team out of the league, but will still be in senior hockey with the ENL2 side.


Main Drain Man
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Jan 11, 2012, 12:51 PM

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With Bristol I understand the rink will go, as the lease is up. It's not a rink I've been to, so will try ro fit in one of their Sunday matches before they fold & the bulldozers move it. It's supposed to be one of the biggest dumps in hockey, so I'd like to see for myself! ;-)


I have to agree it is a real dump but still sad to see it close. The mould growth on the concrete, caused by years of untreated condensation was a blatant health hazard. I commented then that it needed a good "lick of paint". I counted the attendance on the day (Pitbulls v Slough) as 48 so very sad that demand is not really there to provide another facility. We were on holiday in the Cotswolds at the time and took in quite a few sports fixtures in the area. As a comparsion the local Flyers Basketball team had almost 1,000 for a PSF in the same week in an immaculte newish facility at the university campus.


Feversham Lens
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Jan 15, 2012, 10:18 PM

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Sunday 15th January 2012
Blackburn Hawks 3 Billingham Stars 1 (3-0, 0-0, 0-1)
English National League Division One North
Admission £6
Programme £1.50 (48pp)
Attendance 400 (estimate)


Blackburn inflicted only the second league defeat of the season on divisional leaders Billingham. The Hawks won on merit, too. First period goals from Rick Hughes (5:57), Tom King (15:05) and Jared Owen (16:40) put them firmly in control. The visitors had a man advantage for much of the second period as Blackburn skaters were despatched at regular intervals to the sin bin by a referee who was booed off the ice at the end of the session. But the hosts held firm at the back. The third period was much more free-flowing, with some end-to-end stuff. Anthony Price (52:02) got a shorthanded strike back for the Teessiders, who despite pulling their goalie late on, could not score again. Steadier finishing was required.

Blackburn Ice Arena, part of the Townsmoor Retail Park close to the railway station, is an odd place. The exterior gives the impression the rink is very modern. Internally, it certainly isn't. We arrived in time for the doors opening, and secured places on the back row of a section of padded seats right on the halfway line. From there, the viewing was excellent. There are plenty of seats on either side, though most of one side (for whatever reason) was closed off. A raised balcony, by the bar, at the near end is another superb vantage point. The cavernous rink, with high, arched roof, felt a little like an aircraft hangar.

One thing we did notice was the temperature. In my short experience of watching ice hockey, this is by some margin the coldest venue I've visited. Wrap up warmly if you're heading there! Quite a contrast to last week's match at Nottingham Panthers, whose National Ice Arena home was so well heated, we could have spectated in swimming trunks. Mind you, Nottingham cannot hold a candle to Blackburn when it comes to parking: free spaces in a dedicated car park right next to the rink. Decent programme, too. Much better value than the one I obtained at Billingham for the reverse fixture between these clubs.

One other thing: when the match officials' decisions were going against Blackburn in the second period, a rendition of 'Three Blind Mice' was played over the PA. Nice one!



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(This post was edited by Feversham Lens on Jan 15, 2012, 11:31 PM)


dottirofhod
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Jan 16, 2012, 12:52 PM

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5 match report's on Portugal weekend to follow !!!




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