Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Kraft Hockeyville (Part 2) - Zamboni



The NHL (National Hockey League), the NHLPA (National Hockey League Players Association), CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and Kraft through Hockeyville brought an exciting game of hockey to North Bay last evening.

The two teams who generously availed themselves to the community were the New York Islanders and the Atlanta Thrashers.

I will post over the next few days some photos from the arena (Memorial Gardens).

The fans were thrilled with the action on the ice. Plus it didn’t hurt that close to 70-80% of all seats were reserved for children. The kids and their parents & grandparents had a fantastic time. Tons and tons of noise from an hour prior to the game to well afterwards.

Oh and for those of you who don’t know. Hockey is one of two national sports for Canada, the other being lacrosse. Nothing beats going to a live game. But if you can’t watch a live game, you will want to watch a game that is being broadcasted by the CBC. Your best coverage is Hockey Night in Canada – the Saturday night doubleheaders are great. (I’ll have more on that later – with some photos of Grapes – people from Boston will know who I’m referring to).

The photo above shows the ice surface being flooded by 2 Zambonis.

9 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

So that's how they keep the ice surface in top condition. I had no idea (I know nothing about hockey...)

Love that name, Zambonis :).

bluechic said...

haha that's funny what fenix said...

people here play hockey too but I really can't watch it...

Joy said...

Looks like things are about to heat up. Do you like ice hockey very much?

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo.

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Denton said...

We have a used Zamboni in Greenville which is no longer being used. Sadly our hockey team did not make a financial go of it.

Olivier said...

on dirait un ballet entre les deux marchines (desolé, mais je ne me souvient plus de leurs noms). Alors qui a gagne le match ? ;o)


one would say a ballet between the two marchines (afflicted, but I does not remember any more their names). Then which A gains the match? ;O)

luke156 said...

nice one, I love hockey!

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Sounds like a great time. And I don't know what it is, but Zambonis are strangely enthralling, even though all they do is circle around on the ice.

PaB said...

I though it was robots playing hockey.
As fenix, Zambonis sounds quite good.
Nice pictures

Neva said...

My husband loves to play hockey.....he played in a league for a few years...great post....