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Ice hockey: a warrior’s sport

It is not uncommon, as an American living in Edinburgh, to have people continuously shitting on American football in front of me. And to be fairly honest, when I saw my first game of rugby, I started to understand and admittedly sometimes partake in the aforementioned shitting. Compared to the rough and gritty nature of […]

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Why is ice hockey such a minor sport in Scotland?

There’s an old joke that Canada, a multi-cultural melting pot overflowing with history, could have had American technology, French cuisine, and British culture, but instead got stuck with American culture, French technology, and British cuisine. Sadly, this idea is very accurate. It explains why Canadians must turn to sport to cope with all the doom, […]

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Rookie’s view: ice-hockey

Up until a trip to Murrayfield ice rink last year, I had absolutely no idea that Edinburgh had an ice hockey team – even less that they play every week against teams from several other UK towns and cities. In the Elite League, the Cardiff Devils are currently on top with 36 wins; the Edinburgh […]

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Capitals 2 Cardiff Devils 10: Capitals lose heavily to Welsh side as Beskorowany is injured

The period got off to a rather physical start, with the Devils putting checks on the Capitals’ skaters in their own zone. The game was very much in the balance in the first 10 minutes of the period, with each side generating a number of chances, on the counter especially for the Capitals. Each side […]

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Capitals 3 Dundee 6 – Capitals crawl back but can’t finish the job against a speedy Dundee team

There is not much to say in terms of positives about the opening period for the Capitals. They only had one real chance to score, when Pavel Vorobyev stripped a defender of the puck and worked himself a one on one. Unfortunately, he failed to beat Travis Fullerton, and the Capitals failed to muster any […]

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Capitals 1 Sheffield Steelers 7 : Capitals unable to keep one goal lead, implode against potent Steelers offence

Starting the Vorobyev-Cazzola-Anderson line, the Capitals were closed down early on in the offensive zone, finding themselves unable to generate pressure on the Sheffield net. However, they would find an early goal regardless. Just 2:18 into the period, Mike Cazzola split the Sheffield defence with a pass to send Pavel Vorobyev clean on goal, and […]

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Capitals 4 Manchester Storm 3: Capitals snap losing skid with well fought victory

Author’s note: Back from winter break, I’m finally back with more Capitals coverage! After a tough shootout loss to Dundee away, the Capitals played host to the Manchester Storm on Sunday, looking to break another long losing streak with new additions, Patrik Moisio, Ainars Podzins, and goaltender Tyler Beskorowany. From the outset, Manchester appeared to […]

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Capitals 2 Coventry 4: Capitals lose 4th in a row

Looking for a win after dropping three straight, the Capitals got off to a quick start. Just 2:59 into the period, Juris Upitis found the back of the net a little against the run of play, receiving a backhand pass from Dylan Anderson across the slot. After the goal, the Capitals grew into the game, […]