Hockey


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


Earlier on Friday, AMSTS favorite DEL (German Hockey League) team Eisbären Berlin hosted the Iserlohn Roosters, a team from a small city in the extreme west of Germany. And boy oh boy did they face off. In a league where fighting comes with a game misconduct on top of the major penalty, it’s rare to see a one-on-one fight, let alone both sides going at it, but lo and behold, it all came together tonight.   For the record, only 39 penalty minutes were dished out, with only one Iserlohn player being ejected for fighting and seven other players being called for […]

Amazing Line Brawl in Germany’s DEL


In a post on FiveThirtyEight yesterday, noted political pundit and Sabrematrician Nate Silver posited that “Las Vegas Is A a Terrible Place For An NHL Team” based upon his robust analysis….   Built upon Google searching habits.   That’s right. One of the most respected data analysts in the blogosphere simplified a metric of “fans in a given metro area” to “number of people who Googled ‘NHL’ in a particular city” and applying the ratios given as a proxy for number of fans. He links to an article that gives us this less than helpful table:   Wow, look at that! […]

Nate Silver’s NHL Expansion Analysis Is Weak At Best (AKA ...



Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with what to look forward to in the next week. To jump directly to a league, just click the following links, but if you’re looking for a good hockey read, just start scrolling. KHL – Pan-European League DEL – German 1st League Western Hockey League – US/Canada […]

The Big Ice Report: Your European and Minor League Hockey ...


Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with what to look forward to in the next week. To jump directly to a league, just click the following links, but if you’re looking for a good hockey read, just start scrolling. DEL – German 1st League Liiga – Finnish 1st League Western Hockey League […]

The Big Ice Report – Your Weekly European/Minor League Hockey ...


Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with what to look forward to in the next week. To jump directly to a league, just click the following links, but if you’re looking for a good hockey read, just start scrolling. KHL – Pan-European League DEL – German 1st League Liiga – Finnish 1st League […]

The Big Ice Report – Your Weekly European & Minor ...



Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with what to look forward to in the next week. To jump directly to a league, just click the following links, but if you’re looking for a good hockey read, just start scrolling. EIHL – UK 1st League DEL – German 1st League Liiga – Finnish 1st […]

The Big Ice Report – Your Weekly European Hockey Roundup ...


Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with what to look forward to in the next week. To jump directly to a league, just click the following links, but if you’re looking for a good hockey read, just start scrolling. KHL – Pan-European League EIHL – UK 1st League DEL – German 1st League Liiga […]

Big Ice Report: Your r/hockey International Hockey Roundup


Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with what to look forward to in the next week. The playoffs are already in full force in the KHL and are beginning in both Swedish leagues this week, so there’s plenty to read about. To jump directly to a league, just click the following links, but […]

Big Ice Report: Your weekly roundup of international hockey, week ...



Welcome to your premier roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown of the past week’s action in their particular league, along with what to look forward to in the next week. The playoffs are already in full force in the KHL and are beginning in both Swedish leagues this week, so there’s plenty to read about. To jump directly to a league, just click the following links, but […]

Big Ice Report: Your International Hockey Roundup, Week of 2/29


Editor note: This is the first of a series of weekly updates on varying European hockey leagues and North American leagues that don’t get much coverage in the media put together by some of the members of Reddit’s r/hockey subreddit.  Want to contribute? Contact us, and tell us what league you’re interested in writing about.    Welcome to the first roundup of varying minor hockey leagues that tend not to get the media attention globally, where we will try to keep you informed of what’s happening in hockey worldwide. Each week, a contributor from Reddit’s r/hockey will give a rundown […]

The Big Ice Report: Your Weekly r/hockey European Hockey League ...