After a gap of two decades, the World Cup returns to British soil. In some ways, the 1999 World Cup was a pivotal point in cricket history- it began a period of unprecedented Australian domination of the sport. The Aussies ... Continue reading
The 2019 Cricket World Cup is almost here as England Wales host the 12th edition of the tournament, with holders Australia looking to retain their title from four years previous. Betfair have all the odds, whether you think you ... Continue reading
Exercise is key to a long, happy, and healthy life. However, if youre just starting to create an exercise routine, it can be overwhelming especially if you already have a full and busy schedule. You may be wondering if its ... Continue reading
Image Football is one of those sports which most of us grow up with at one point in our lives. Whether we join a small school team in our youth or head out to the nearest park and play with ... Continue reading
By Jérôme Greco from la louviere, Belgique - Valè, CC BY 2.0, Link Nobody likes to clean, but a regular cleansing of your helmet can keep it fresh and functional for many rides to come. Not only can a dirty ... Continue reading
Credit - Shutterstock.com The cricket World Cup is just around the corner and England have been named as the favourites according to Paddy Power. England have finished as the runner-up on three occasions, but are yet to win crickets biggest ... Continue reading
Summer comes with all sorts of good things: sunshine, vacations, freedom from working around your kids school schedules, and more opportunities for exercising outdoors. This means breaking up the monotony of going to the gym or having to make it ... Continue reading
Strength training is a popular and accessible form of exercise for a wide range of individuals. From college students to grandparents, there are countless ways to make this exercise a part of your life, at any age. If you have ... Continue reading
At the beginning of a brand new year, so many of us have all the right intentions when it comes to getting healthy and fit. It is probably the most common new year resolution, We start off hitting the gym, ... Continue reading
There is no denying the fact that exercise is an essential part of maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle. But if youre new to fitness or just struggling to make it your focus, every day can feel like a challenge. ... 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 [...]
Do you hear that? The Tiger Woods hype train is rolling into Augusta National. The 14-time major champion is fresh off two top-10 finishes in March and appears ready to contend at a major championship for the first time since 2015. But the excitement from golf fans to have the games biggest draw back in [...]
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 [...]