Stats, Stats Part 2
The Society for International
Hockey Research (SIHR) based in Canada, was founded in 1991 at
Kingston, Ontario - the home town of founding President - Bill
The purpose of the Society, "is to bring together
dedicated researchers and historians to apply even more diligent
research to record and preserve .... so that a 100 years hence the
record will be as clear and as accurate as it can be."
Hon. President is Brian McFarlane.
There is an annual mebership fee payable.
The Swedish Icehockey
Historical and Statistical Society (SIHSS) based in Stockholm, Sweden,
was founded in 1994. The society is connected to the Society for
International Hockey Research (SIHR).
The major goal for the society is research of the origin ice
hockey in Europe 1895-1945.
The society invites interested researchers from all countries to write for
exchange of findings and discussion of co-operation.
There is no membership fee - a list of members with contact
e-mails is provided on the web site.
For more information visit their web sites by following these links
Stats, Stats Part 1
statistics during a game is the job of the scorer - the Off-Ice Official
who fills in the game sheet during the match and records goals and
But we all know that many fans at matches also keep their own records,
if you are one of those fans, you'll know that keeping tabs on just one
team can be problematic.
So, my hat comes off to those web sites that try to keep statistics for
all teams & players - in particular, Ralph Slate's Internet
and Mike Ewer's
Net. There are other statistic sites but these two are,
in my view, the best.
|At the A to Z we
have never tried to include year by year stats for players because these
two sites already do an excellent job on that front. We also try
duplicating what Team web sites might offer in terms of career stats
analysis for their players. Once a player has retired, we may include a
his career stats.
To find out more about the Internet
Hockey Database and the Eurohockey
click these links.
Next month we will be featuring statistical societies & groups.
British Ice Hockey
Hall of Fame
Great Britain Supporters Club
& Annette Petrie
have been inducted into the
British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.
The British Ice Hockey
Association, the governing body back in 1993, gave their permission for the creation of
the GBSC (Great Britain and
Northern Ireland Ice Hockey Supporters Club). The club now has over 400 members, representatives at most British
clubs and raises funds by the sale of merchandise, raffles and special events.
The club gives financial support to the national teams at all levels.
As the world's only fan club for a national team its members are renowned for their fanatical support of their country wherever
the team play.
web site has GB News, Tournament results, Interviews, GBSC Travel details, Merchandise & Fan Forums.
To find out more about the club and its organised trips to World
Championship tournaments visit their web site.
The 2005 World Hockey Champions are the Czech
Canada won silver and Russia
The 16 teams contesting the tournament were Austria, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine and the USA.
Austria & Germany were relegated.
Italy & Norway are promoted to the 2006 World Championship which
will be held in Latvia.
To find out the scores and statistics from the 2005 tournament visit http://web1.icehockey2005.com
The 2005 World Championships that take place in
Austria at the end of this month are to be screened on NASN.
The tournament runs from 30th April to 15th May with games played in
Vienna and Innsbruck.
NASN will be showing 17 games during the
two weeks of the World Championships.
The 16 teams contesting the tournament are Austria, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine and the USA.
To find out more about the tournament visit http://web1.icehockey2005.com
For more on NASN's
schedule visit www.nasn.com
two books from Don Reddick are works
of fiction based on factual events and people.
Dawson City Seven, published
in 1993, is a story about a 1905
trip made by a group of Dawson City (Yukon) hockey players across Canada
to play the then best hockey team that had ever been assembled.
in 2001, was prompted by an article Don
Reddick wrote on the story. The
article, also entitled "Killing Frank McGee" appeared in the
for International Hockey Research Journal. The article was then bought
Hockey and included in their
hockey encyclopedia (second edition) in 2000. The article was also
selected by Glenn Stout, editor of
The Best American Sports Writing series for their Notable Sports Writing of 1999
category. The SIHR
also awarded Don
Reddick the Brian McFarlane Award
for distinguished research and writing in May 2001.
To find out more about the author and/or to buy his books, visit
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The school was the brainchild of Milan
Figala, one of the first Czech players to play in the UK. Figala's idea was to forge links with his home country, the Czech Republic and to give something back to the sport he loved so much. Figala and a hockey schools director, John Wright got together - Wright became the contact in England while Figala covered Scotland and the Czech Republic. They started by inviting Czech junior teams to visit the UK, competing with teams throughout England and Scotland. Seeing such commitment to the sport in the UK, the Czechs offered
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