Hockey's alright in Wight
This excellent piece from Garth Woolsey of the Toronto Star is today's read of the day:
They love their Wightlink Raiders in Ryde, the main city on the island in the English Channel, despite their franchise in the 12-team English Premier League having won only three of 43 league games this season. Plus, they play in a 1,200-seat arena with one of the smallest ice surfaces in pro hockey, or anywhere for that matter.I honestly didn't know there was professional hockey being played in England below the Elite league, but this "quarter-pro" brand of hockey sounds like a lot of fun. This is a look at just where the Isle of Wight is.
Here's the official site for the Raiders, and a good Wikipedia entry on the team.