Far better than the normal Christmas traditions is the one we have of driving to Coventry on Boxing Day, meeting up with hockey chums & watching the Devils play the Blaze. And usually we win which we did today, 5-3.
Here daughter and hockey chum pose with the Devils mascot, Taz. We beat Dundee 4-2 to go to the semi finals of the challenge cup
We played the Nottingham Panthers tonight – we were 3-0 down in 5 minutes, the first period ended 5-0 and we lost 8-0 overall. It was woeful.
(But I post this on Monday and the next night they played fantastically to beat Steelers 3-2, so hey, that’s sport)
In a game around Christmas it is tradition at ice hockey games for everyone to bring a cuddly toy, which is thrown on the ice after the home team score their first goal. These are then given to charity. We played Edinburgh Capitals tonight & won 6-2. I stand at the back so my bear hit someone in the first row but was then deposited on the ice
Daughter has her pic taken every year with a player. This year she chose Patrick Bordeleau, as who knows when we’ll have an NHLer with us again.
In case you were wondering – he’s tall, not her short
The Devils retired Brad Voth’s jersey today, so the team all wore Voth number 26 jerseys in warm up. We beat the [url=http://edtechie.net/lostsharks/devils/act-now-without-delay/]Edinburgh Capitals 5-2[/url].
The Steelers came to town today, and the [url=http://edtechie.net/lostsharks/devils/you-can-play/]Devils were pretty poor,[/url] losing 5-4 (that flattered us). But I post this two days later, and yesterday (Sunday) we went to their place, and won 5-2. Sport eh?
Tonight was the rematch against Coventry Blaze. Bordeleau & Klotz had scores to settle
This is Patrick Bordeleau, a proper NHL player who now plays for the Devils.
We played Coventry Blaze tonight, the 3rd period in particular was [url=http://edtechie.net/lostsharks/devils/its-all-your-fault/]eventful[/url]
It was the first home game of the season tonight, against Braehead Clan. Trevor Hendrikx who played for us for 2 seasons & is now at Clan was returning for the first time. It’s fair to say he’s quite bitter about being traded. Within the first couple of minutes he started a fight with Lord (his old coach), and then refused to shake hands at the end. His penalty led to us scoring and we beat them 5-1, so in the end it wasn’t a smart move.
Still, there’s not many jobs where you visit the old place & have a big fisticuffs fight with your old boss, and not get arrested for it.