Monday, May 14, 2007

Oh Canada!

Restoring the hockey world (i.e. "the known universe") to its natural order, Canada won the World Hockey Championship yesterday. Good job, boys!


  1. I guess that's the way it should be, right?
    I can't help but wondering: being such a "local" sport, who do they compete against? US only?

  2. "Local"? Ahem... While it's certainly true that the major hockey "powers" are Canada, the US, Sweden, Russia, Finland, and the Czech Republic, the International Ice Hockey Federation has over 50 members, from such countries as *Mexico* (yes, that's right!!), Brazil, Argentina, Israel, Japan, Thailand, India, China, etc.
    There are active leagues (amateur and/or professional) in all of those countries.

    I'd be willing to bet that with a little searching you could watch a hockey game in Mexico City. Supporting your teams will help them improve!

  3. OOOOOOOOOOOHHHH!! That has only evidenced my blatant ignorance (blush), but I can't help but wonder where Mexican teams play, since there are only a few skate rinks in the country. By the way, doesn't Japan have a team?

    Thanks a lot for the enlightening!!

  4. Yes, I imagine that there aren't many rinks in Mexico! Here's a link to a site in Spanish that may have some information (or lead you to more info).

    And yes, Japan has a national team and a few teams in the Asian Hockey League.

  5. By the way, there are three *very good* Latino players in the National Hockey League--Bill Guerin (all-star), Scott Gomez(all-star), and Raffi Torres...