Tag: hockey


Why Do I Even Have This Thing?

Seriously. Fun stuff is happening all over the damned place. In fact, I’ve been writing my ass off lately with some pretty cool assignments. I interviewed some 90s legends for an upcoming Metal Hammer feature, followed by another piece on one of California’s most successful new metal exports in the past decade, fresh off of


The San Diego Gulls And The Most Metal Sport On The Planet

Professional hockey returned to San Diego in 2015 with the installment of the San Diego Gulls as the Anaheim Ducks’ new AHL affiliate. My buddy Jani (a Finnish metalhead who likes Children of Bodom, but whatever) and I bought season tickets and as the Gulls enter the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs this

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Hockey Player Makes Strong Case For Aliens To Come And Conquer Earth

Oh dear. In the world of professional sports, few moments so perfectly blend the sublime joy of competition with stark, craven narcissism as much as a post-score celebration. Whether it’s some gelled-hair underwear-model-cum-footballer running away from his team after scoring or a congress of burly NFL players turning the end zone into a bizarro dance

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The NCAA Hockey Tournament Has Begun And The Refs Are Crushing Players. Literally!

Hoo boy, let the games begin! North Dakota’s Drake Caggiula opened the scoring in this year’s NCAA hockey tournament by following up his own blocked wrist shot and poking it back in for the goal, only to have the ever-loving crap pounded out of him by the official behind the net. No sassypants banter at

Colombian hockey nut Arley Londoño is the NHL's only Spanish play-by-play announcer. Horale!

Hockey En Español!

It’s one thing to hear Spanish-speaking announcers calling soccer matches and another thing to hear an NFL game in Spanish, but until this week, I’d never heard a hockey broadcast en Español. Gracias for doing what you do, Arley Londoño. This made my day, although it would have been just a tad sweeter if the