Posts Tagged ‘Hockey’

U10 Hockey Fight!

Posted: 2011/12/13 in Sport
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Rock ’em Sock ’em Hockey with…9yr-olds!

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Hockey Fight.

Posted: 2010/09/06 in Sport
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Quite possible the cutest hockey fight ever recorded.

Ok fine, here’s some real hockey fights to get you all worked up for the new season.

Here’s a picture of the most racist Canadian hockey team ever, The Swastikas.

No, not really.

Before it became associated with the Nazis, swastikas had been used for hundreds of years as a symbol of good luck and prosperity. The Windsor Swastikas adopted the, now controversial, logo as early as 1905. According to ancient people who actually saw them play, the Swastikas were flashy, exciting, entertaining, and very seldom beaten. It’s only a really weird coincidence that they once lost to the Inglourious Basterds in the amateur world championships.

For many of Canada’s 33 million residents, it’s the only game that matters, the only sport in which a gold medal absolutely, positively must be won for the Vancouver games to be considered a success in the country that invented the game.

Having lost in the group stage to rivals USA 5-3. Team Canada’s quest for hockey gold would need to take the hard route through an extra qualifying game against Germany and then a quarter-final with Russia and arguably the world’s best player in Alexander Ovechkin. Although Canada’s wonderkid Sidney Crosby may have something to say about that. Russia were listed as early tournament favourites with Canada to meet in the final but that USA loss in the early round set up this titantic battle. As we know, Canada made history on Wednesday night by routing Russia 7-3 and finding their much needed chemistry and momentum to get to tonight’s semi against Slovakia and hopefully the gold medal game on sunday. It had been 50years since Canada beat Russia in an Olympic hockey match and if it is a USA vs Canada final on sunday. Then bring it on Yanks! That is going to be some fingernail chewing live TV action.

If you have ever found yourself frustratedly asking any of the following questions: Why are Canadians so obsessed with Hockey? Why are Brits obsessed with soccer? Why are South Africans obsessed with Rugby? Why are Americans obsessed with Fast Food? What the fuck is curling? Seriously. It’s a cultural thing. Don’t be so judgemental. Remember the highest result of education is tolerance. That sounds like something Oprah Winfrey would say. That and, “Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.” Yes. She actually said this. But I digress. Anyone who knows hockey knows that the most important player in any team is the keeper and Canuck Roberto Luongo is on the brink of greatness if he can keep his solid form for two more games.

CLICK HERE for Tom Brokaw’s video explaining Canada to Americans.

In related news….Is Team Canada star Sidney Crosby really Andy Samberg in disguise?