Well I'm stuck in Cincinnfuckinati for the next week or so. But looks like my hometown has landed another minor league hockey team in the past few years -- the Cyclones of the ECHL -- and the team's logo is actually pretty good. And perhaps appropriate, given that a tornado seems to obliterate a Cincy suburb every few years.
I'm hoping to check out the Saturday night game against the Gwinnett Gladiators at the old Riverfront Coliseum -- once the home of the mighty Cincinnati Stingers of the WHL, my team growing up. I'm already not liking the Gladiators, and I have no idea where or what Gwinnett is. Maybe I'll look it up on the Internet.
Hey Gwinnett: wherever you are, you suck!
The Cyclones also have a home game on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. It's being billed as a 'hockey in education' game so that schoolkids can attend. By education I hope they mean teaching those future beer leaguers of the importance of watching the pinch and dropping down to pick up a breakout pass.
Or maybe the Cyclones will come out at intermission and teach the runts how to solve this: If there are 11 players on a beer league hockey team and there are 54 minutes in a game, how many minutes of playing time should each player get? Answer is after the jump.
54 x 5 = 270 minutes divided by 11 players = 24.54 minutes. Or you could just triple shift one of the forward positions, meaning eight players will be happy and three won't.