From the Field in Pittsburgh to the Ice in Sheffield !
Who thought that the Canadians and Americans were the only ones to play ice hockey?! The BHL, British hockey league is host to teams and array of homegrown talent. My home town Sheffield has the best Hockey team in the nation and there name comes all the way from Pittsburgh, USA.
You see, both Sheffield and Pittsburgh have or used to have major steel industries and the name Pittsburgh Steelers, which of course is the name for current supper bowl winners was adopted by Sheffield ice hockey back in 1991 when the club was formed. Like i mentioned earlier, Sheffield Steelers are the current leauge champions and playoff winers and are top of the 2009 BHL.
I can appreciate that the U.S and Canada has the best hockey in the world bu England does have a league and there are many players who are brought over to England, who are not good enough for the NHL but make the BHL a very competitive league and one that is growing stronger and stronger every year. Hopefully, English ice hockey will enventually be up there with the best, but lots of investment and marketing will be needed and i cannot see this happening for a while.
Hi, My name is Joe wood, i am a sophomore here at UNM. i am currently majoring in Journalism and i play for the men's tennis team. I come from Sheffield, England so Albuquerque is a whole other world than what i am used to but having been here a year and a half now, i am starting to get used to the climate, food and other general cultural differences that i struggled to grasp at the start.
Tennis takes up a lot of free time but i enjoy playing soccer (football) and going to watch the sporting events here at UNM and have just about learnt the rules for American football!
All my family live back in England and i travel back to see them every Christmas and summer. They have never been over to the United States but are planning a trip in May. I have 2 sisters. The eldest is studying dentistry at the university of Sheffield and the younger one is a primary school teacher in Sheffield.I have A girlfriend back in England called Jenni and i have been with her for a year and a half now.