A Sweater Look: 2013 IIHF Div. III Qualification

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1st Place РUnited Arab Emirates W 3 L 0 T 0. Red and White.

2nd Place – Greece W 2 L 1 T 0. White and Blue. I really like the blue jerseys.

3rd Place – Mongolia W 1 L 2 T o. White and Blue.

4th Place – Georgia W 0 L 3 T 0. White and Red. So much possibility to have something cool based on their flag, but they played it safe.

UAE and Greece qualified to play on the Division III Championships from this tournament.

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Sweet Pads VI

Jack Campbell back stopped the US U-20 team to a bronze medal in this year’s tournament held in Buffalo, NY. And he did so in style. The stars and stripes motif on his legs pads blocker and glove was tastefully done. The pads give off a very patriotic feel while not being over the top or gaudy in any way. Too bad he was the only player to show up in the semi-final 4-1 loss to Canada. Add this honor to your best goaltender of the tournament award Mr. Campbell, you are now forever enshrined in The Sweet Pads Hall of Fame.

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A Sweater Look: 2010 IIHF Div. IIA Championships

The 2010 IIHF Div. IIA Championships took place in from April 11 to April 17 in Mexico City, Mexico. Spain won the group with a perfect 5-0-0 record and will play in Div. IA next year. Here is the list of teams and what they wore.

1. Spain WR: 30; 5-0-0-0. Black and White. Kind of reminds me of McDonald’s only with some black.

2. Australia WR: 34; 4-0-0-1. White. Only wore whites as far as I can tell

3. Belgium WR: 36; 3-0-0-2. Black. Another team with only one color sweater.

4. Bulgaria WR: 31; 2-0-0-3. White and Red. Picture of the red is not the best, but it appears to be the same style as the white.

5. Mexico WR: 32; 1-0-0-4. White and Green.

6. Turkey WR: 35; 0-0-0-5. White and Red.

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A Sweater Look: 2010 IIHF Div. IIIA Championship

The 2010 IIHF Division IIIA Championships took place in Luxembourg on April 14-17. Ireland was a perfect 3-0 and will move up to play in division II next year. Here are a look at what the teams wore.

Ireland WR: 42 – 1st Place. I could only find the team wearing white. The addition of green pants is better than the black they use to wear.

Greece WR: 46 – 2nd Place. Blue and White

Luxembourg WR: 44 – 3rd Place. Blue and White. I have no clue about the flames.

United Arab Emirates WR: NR – 4th Place. I could only find pictures of them wearing red. But I know they wear white based on the pictures from the 2010 Challenge cup of Asia.

Look out for Sweater Looks from Divisions II and I next week as we gear up for the 2010 World Championships in Germany.

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Something Different

I am not a video editor by any stretch of the imagination, but I had an idea recently and decided to make this video. My first try with iMove on a Mac. I think it came out OK. Leave comments and feedback about what you live for in the NHL Playoffs.

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A Sweater Look: IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia 2010

The IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia took place from March 29 until April 4 in Taipei City, Taipei. 9 teams from Asia and the Middle East comprised the field with the home team Taipei taking home the title. Below are pictures of the sweaters worn by each team in the tournament. Check out the IIHF site for more game info and pictures.

Chinese Taipei WR : NR – 1st Place – White and Red. Montreal Canadiens style. I like it.

Hong Kong WR: NR – 5th Place – White and Red

Kuwait WR: NR – 7th Place – Blue and Red. No idea how blue fits into the color scheme.

Macau WR : NR – 8th Place – White and Red. Minnesota Wild template on both.

Malaysia WR : NR – 4th Place – White and Blue

Mongolia WR: 45th – 6th Place – White and Powder Blue

Singapore WR : NR – 9th Place – White/Black. I literally have no idea what is going on with the sweater/uniform here. I am at a loss for words.

Thailand WR: NR – 3rd Place – White and Black. Reminds of the German team template. There is a Thai flag on the right shoulder.

United Arab Emirates WR : NR – 2nd Place – Red and White

Stay tuned for more 2010 Sweater Looks.

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IIHF World Championships

Well, hello. I am working on many things right now, but I have noticed the IIHF is doing a great job covering the many different levels of the World Championships from III to I. Look out in the coming weeks for a breakdown of each tournament.

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New Blog – Forgotten Goaltender

Check out my new blog Forgotten Goaltender. I have always loved the goalie position and now my new blog will chronicle the men behind the mask that may have had one or two outstanding seasons, but then faded away into obscurity. If you have any suggestions for goalies to cover, leave me a comment.

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NCAA Northeast Regional

What did you do this weekend? Well, I had a front row seat to the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regional in Worcester. I saw Alaska play BC and Yale play North Dakota on Saturday. And then saw a wild one Sunday with BC beating Yale 9-7 to advance to the Frozen Four in Detroit. Exciting enjoyable game right? Not so for me. I was writing goal descriptions for the games and ended up writing 16 for the Sunday game. 16! The most goals scored in a regional game since the tournament was laid out with 16 teams in 4 regions. Just my luck. Any way, I am rooting for RIT in the Frozen Four. Make Atlantic Hockey proud!

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Sweet Pads V

I have been meaning to update this when I first saw Pascal Leclaire in action this season for the Senators. His leg pads are pretty sweet. They are simple yet tie in very well with the teams colors and motif and a nod to the history of the Senator’s past. He also has a matching blocker. Now only if the pads made the keeper, Ottawa would be set in net and not have to platoon Leclaire with Brian Elliot, Mike Brodeur (no relation to Martin, but not according to Mike who claims they are cousins. Yea right dream on buddy) and Ray Emery…. Oh wait, never mind. Welcome to the Sweet Pads Hall of Fame Pascal.

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