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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Ice hockey in Edinburgh - Go Capitals

Last weekend was a four team mini ice hockey tournament, the Gardiner Cup at Murrayfield ice rink including the Edinburgh Capitals, the Belfast Giants, the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Toronto Marlies.

There was an average 3,000 people there for each game according to the stewards whereas a normal home game for the Capitals brings in around 600 people.

I missed the Thursday night but was there for both games on Saturday and again on Sunday.

The Edinburgh Capitals had a much smaller squad than the other three but their fighting spirit was fantastic. Currently they have 3 netminders, 5 defenders and 11 forwards so I really do hope their squad will increase in size, it is a great team.

Unfortunately the Capitals came 4th, the Giants 3rd, the Toronto Marlies second and the Hamilton Bulldogs won overall. A great event though.

I used to follow the Nottingham Panthers for many years and even used to attend the games and the general ice skating sessions as a first aider with St. John Ambulance and very rarely missed a home game, but then I was hooked and started attending the away games.

So, after a weekend of ice hockey I am once again again hooked, so Edinburgh Capitals, you have a new fan! See you all on the 11th October at Murrayfield.

1 comment:

Stephen Glenn said...

Nothing unfortunate with the Giants coming third. ;)

PS I will get along with you for some games later in the season.

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