Have you ever looked at your child and wondered what could motivate them to be interested in sports? You are not alone. Many parents have the same thoughts when they look across their living room floor, seeing their child playing ... Continue reading
Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash Sports are great for children. Sports are not just physical exercise, they are also a great way to learn about teamwork, competition, and self-respect. Some kids often decide to choose sports if it is ... Continue reading
https://unsplash.com/photos/Qlrcw3yOKec Community sports can offer exceptional benefits to kids and adults alike as it allows the kids to get into better shape and socialize while also giving the adults (their parents) the chance to get out of the house and ... Continue reading
As a sport, martial arts may be compared to more boisterous sports such as rugby or boxing. But karate holds nothing resembling confrontation. As defined by the International Tradition Karate Federation, karate is a way to defend oneself. During the ... Continue reading
If you've ever watched volleyball played indoors or on the beach, you're definitely familiar with the various distinctions between the two sports. Differences between indoor and outdoor volleyball One takes place on the beach, while the other takes place in ... Continue reading
Football is a sport that ordinary fans and fanatics both take seriously. If somebody is interested in football, they will want to know how to best keep up with the many teams and storylines. Some advice for following this fantastic ... Continue reading
Should I set up a Home Golf Practice Area? Today its not just the weather and time which is preventing enthusiastic golfers from practicing as much as they would like to, its the lockdowns. How can keen golfers, looking to ... Continue reading
Photo via Pixabay by KeithJJ Any avid sports fan knows that it can be hard to show love to your favorite team when youre away from home. Going on an extended vacation means youll be away from your comfort zone, ... Continue reading
(Image Source) Having access to a large outdoor space can give you a great chance to spend more time outside. Many people have this sort of luxury but dont take the time to make their backyard as grand as it ... Continue reading
Image Source Its no secret there are many different sports that kids can follow and enjoy as they grow up. Popular sports like baseball and soccer are just two examples of youth sports that interest children from an early age ... Continue reading
The QB-heavy, top-heavy, unpredictable, intriguing, and guaranteed to be influential 2018 NFL Draft is actually within a reasonable amount of time from happening, live from Dallas and the house that the worst GM in the history of the modern NFL built. Jerry Jones's ACTUAL skills are in marketing and PR though, so it does actually [...]
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The Rocky franchise got out of hand. Rocky was never supposed to be the greatest boxer on earth. He was never even supposed to win a major fight. Sylvester Stallone took inspiration from the 1975 fight between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner. Wepner, an average fighter known mostly as his catchy and semi-insulting moniker The [...]
Hello Again, whilst researching for a book i am writing i came across this little article in a Winnipeg newspaper from 6/12/1912 it reads: RINK OPENING IN TORONTO DELAYED. An ice making expert W.J. McGee arrived from New York Monday and after a thorough examination declared that the piping at the Arena would all have to be taken up and relaid.
This meant that the ice already formed would have to be thawed out and hot water was forced through the TWELVE MILES of pipe with that end in view. The pipes will have to taken up and relaid properly. This will delay the skating and hockey practices for another week at least.
Above: The Arena. Right: This is the programme from the final game at the Arena Gardens in 1930 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Maroons.
My love of hockey started many moons ago, I suppose my brother David is to blame, he used to take me to watch football first and Sunderland were our team, after the game we headed back into town to the leisure centre and watch some Ice-hockey. The home team were the Crowtree Chiefs and one of my first games were against the Billingham Bombers it was a local derby and quite a feisty game I remember. Although I seemed to enjoy watching the Chiefs I definitely saw a big difference in quality when we visited our other local team the Durham Wasps (O`Conner, Brebant, Smith`s, Crapper etc....). The best matchups had to be against the Whitley Warriors many a time we went to see a fight and a hockey game broke out. These were memorable times and i loved travelling around the country visiting other rinks. But my love for the game cranked up a gear when Channel 5 started televising live NHL games. I was in total awe of what I was seeing, so began my fascination for this breath taking sport. I had to find out more about all of the different uniforms, logos and nicknames. I have read masses of books and magazines and will not be getting involved in where it began or who started this game. I am interested in the hockey logo and what it represents to the fans that follow it, hence the blog. I wanted to show people the interesting logos and try to find out about other ones that could end up lost through time. Hopefully with my readers help I can gather enough information to fill a book perhaps. I know through my research their are some great works out their already ( SIHR Sweater museum, and logo database). I want to find out about the grass roots of hockey the amateur leagues [...]