Daily Archives: January 7, 2019


It was a cold, overcast evening in Berlin, one of many in any given December in Der Hauptstadt.  But unlike many other Thursday nights, dozens gathered near the Mercedes-Benz Arena for a discussion.  Thursdays are typically free for fans of Eisbären Berlin, the local hockey team playing in Germany’s version of the NHL. Games are typically set up in match days, similar to soccer, with most of the teams playing on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. What brought the fans in to the arena was a special meeting called by Eisbären fan groups, who combine to make up the Fankurve section of the […]

In Berlin, Ice Hockey Discovers the Price of Profits