Monday, August 15, 2011
Fitzgerald's Ursic, gone to Prince George, Bulldog Game Days, No hitting in House Hockey on Vancouver Island
For full details, click the link to read Walter Cordery's story from the Nanaimo Daily News HERE
It's a somewhat surprising move as all four players in my opinion showed fairly well for rookies and have great potential (Gerry 8-19-27, Myles 10-11-21, Leo 7-12-19 and Ursic 3-4-7 in 42 GP) but at the same time nothing should come as a surprise with the regime change in Nanaimo - Bill Bestwick out, Mike Vandekamp in. Best of luck in Prince George, surely a lot further from home than just over the hump in Nanaimo. Sadly, with the new schedule format, the Spruce Kings won't visit the Dog Pound this season
Instead of Referees, we will have judges. Instead of music BETWEEN the play, we will play it DURING the action.
Could this be the Hockey of the future? No offense intended to the great sport of Figure Skating, but in my humble opinion, Hockey shouldn't resemble it....on Vancouver Island it might start to, as hitting has been banned in House Hockey. Read more from this article by Derek Spalding in the Nanaimo Daily News
Interesting how Association Executives weren't aware the topic would even be debated. Something tells me this one isn't done yet. There is already a good string of comments at the end of the above article. What are your thoughts on the topic? To each their own, I have my side, what is yours?
If you are starved for some hockey and some rink time, head down to the Mulitplex as the Bulldogs Hockey School gets underway today.