Cardiff Wins English Elite League Playoffs

The English Elite Ice Hockey League championship game began precisely at 4pm Nottingham time on Sunday, with the national anthem of Wales. And not “God Save the Queen” for the Northern Ireland team.What? A hock...

The British Get Hockey

Championship Sunday dawned cold in Nottingham, and probably early for many fans, who had filled the pubs and clubs of the city centre the night prior. Even what looked like traditional British pubs were often t...

Two Survive

In the prior story, I told you about some happy and excited Nottingham and Guildford fans who talked to me Saturday morning in advance of the two semi-final games in the weekend PredictorBet EIHL Playoff Finals...

Reason to Be Here

The first folks I spied when I arrived at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham were exactly the sort I wanted to find: passionate fans all decked out in costume, and looking unlike anything I’ve found in an NHL a...

The Architecture of British Hockey

Up at the crack of dawn, down to the Oxford train station, through Birmingham to Derby. Change of trains for the express to Nottingham. Walk to the Motorpoint Arena, a twenty-year-old facility that seats about ...

A Flames-Devils Final?

Since the 1930s, people have been playing professional ice hockey in England. It took Inside Hockey until now to decide to post someone to cover the finals of the current league, the Elite Ice Hockey League, fo...

Price Ties Plante, Weal Good!

Let’s not get weepy, but I’m gonna say this: had I been able to look ahead from my Montreal childhood and see myself in an NHL press box covering the game on a nightly basis, I would have thought it a dream. If...

Ya Just Never Know

Just when you think there’s nothing much to see at the LA Kings’ game, pow! They pop two power play goals in the first four-plus minutes against Chicago. Chicago. One of the reasons fans braved the weather a...

All that Glitters

It never really hit me how much hockey has changed until seeing the Golden Knights, and their fans, at Honda Center in Anaheim for a Friday night contest. Now, don’t mistake this: I’ve been to Vegas to see a ga...

Do My Simple Job

Everyone in the southern part of the state knew he was going to do it. Sunday night, and then again Monday. Who? What? Ovechkin, whose one-timer from the left dot on the power play simply can’t be stopped. S...