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Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby Cap » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:51 am

Do I see a light at the end of the tunnel?
A crack in the fortified concrete Football dark age monoculture curtain?
Is there hope?

Maybe, just maybe.


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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby FragnaticDeath » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:17 pm

Hopefully there is still hope!
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby Cap » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:46 pm

Time for Canadian and American Cypriots to shine.

We Cypriots, like the Greeks, produce nothing, excel in nothing, innovate nothing and have a virtual zero imprint on the planet.
It's not the people, its the Hellenic system. It's failure to acknowledge and reward hard work, innovation, excellence and meritocracy.
Nepotism, corruption and bribery are the order of the day. All sports (about 3 major in total) are politically affiliated and therefore sponsored and promoted by the politically affiliated news media.
Everything else is religiously shunned and greeted with stubborn indifference because they're variables that can't be controlled and deemed a threat.

Our greatest sporting achievement (national TEAM) in history is that of the Cyprus national rugby team which understandably has zero political affiliation. Team selection is based on merit and tight organization.
A team made up of ex pat Cypriots from South Africa, Britain and other parts of Europe. Their unbeaten run is still an ongoing miracle, that has yet to be properly acknowledged locally.


Now, if we could only do the same with hockey.
Good luck lads but trust me, they won't make it easy for you, they'll try kill it before it's born.
Organization, passion and an iron will, will eventually prevail like the palikaria of the national rugby team have shown us.
It can be done.
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby kurupetos » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:49 pm

Boring. IMO, hockey only makes sense in colder countries, like Canada and Russia.
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby Cap » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:16 pm

kurupetos wrote:Boring. IMO, hockey only makes sense in colder countries, like Canada and Russia.


That's exactly what I'm talking about Kuru.

it was indeed the case 2 decades ago.
Running energy sapping compressors to keep the ice hard was a daunting task in warmer climates, but with today's technology it doesn't figure in the equation.
Look at the limassol mall rink.

The difference is, we're as backwards, uninformed and stupid as we were 2 decades ago. We are a non progressive nation and always have been.
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby kurupetos » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:24 pm

Cap wrote:
kurupetos wrote:Boring. IMO, hockey only makes sense in colder countries, like Canada and Russia.


Running energy sapping compressors to keep the ice hard was a daunting task in warmer climates, but with [url]today's technology[/url] it doesn't figure in the equation.
Look at the limassol mall rink.

:? What technology? Operation with higher COP values is not enough because electricity is still very expensive.
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby Cap » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:35 pm

agreed!


We're a dry arid nation that absolutely can't afford to waste precious water on keeping football pitches green.
Football must go.
We need that water for irrigation purposes.
Football makes no sense in desert climates.
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby Cap » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:42 pm

Ice hockey federation accepts Jamaica, Qatar as members

Jamaica??
and Qatar?? (Ok, they're rich)


But Jamaica? Fkn ell...
Well done to both.

Like I said... Non progressive, it pains me, but that's the reality. Sorry folks.


http://gantdaily.com/2012/05/19/ice-hoc ... s-members/
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby FragnaticDeath » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:59 pm

Cap I understand exactly how you feel. Born and raised in Cyprus is freaking pathetic when it comes to sports. Everything is involved around football which is corrupted and mixed with politics and lets not forget about the violent people it produces.

I use to play football for 15 years and to this day I do not understand the concept of fanaticism in football fields. All the swearing towards the athletes. People really lost the concept of what athleticism is all about.

So many good sports out there and KOA sponsors nothing of those. Currently in Switzerland with my gf we went up for skiing with her family, unfortunately I can't ski (knee injury) but seeing all this various sports how much envy other countries. :O
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Re: Mini ice Hockey in Limassol

Postby CanWoodsman » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:11 am

kurupetos wrote:Boring. IMO, hockey only makes sense in colder countries, like Canada and Russia.

Actually that's not the case at least now a days.
When I was a young one it was a far more valid statement. Back then most of us played at least half of our hockey outdoors with out refrigeration.
Now a days by far the most hockey is played indoors with refrigeration to keep the ice. Climate change. :o
Why Canada has traditionally been a power in hockey is simple. We have far more ice rinks than most if not all other countries. In almost any community of 2,000 plus there will be a full sized arena unless extremely close to another similar sized community.
Add to this that hockey is far more inexpensive here to put your child into compared to other places. This lets the better athletes to rise to the top.
In the US putting your child into hockey costs many many times more than Canada.
In the US for a hockey player to become very good they have to come from a wealthy family. It's starting to get that way in Canada also but to a far lesser degree.
Other than a state sponsored program where the best prospective athletes are chosen, sponsored & trained the Canadian system is the best for potential hockey players.
In the US sports that require far less money to participate in such as baseball, football and basket ball tend to let those athletes from families with less money to shine. In this case the best athletes tend to raise to the top.
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