Hello everyone! This is the page where I will share with you my experiences of traveling with, and broadcasting games of, the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 2 Select Hockey Team as we travel through Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and Italy from Dec. 26th, 2009 to Jan. 7th, 2010 through words, pictures, and video. Enjoy! Steve

WSR To Broadcast Select Games

In a last minute scheduling adjustment, the 2009-10 Select hockey games in Europe against teams from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and France will be broadcast live on WebSports Radio.com's Live TV starting with game one against Val Vanoise on Tuesday, December 29th at 8:45 pm European time from Pralognan, France - (1:45 pm Central) or 2:45 pm Eastern.

All games will be videocast live, as long as we have high-speed Internet capabilities, which at this point we should. The live feed can be accessed clicking on WebSports Radio broadcast link in this story or below at right.

Steve Casson and Phil Sweeney, an Assistant Coach with Davenport University, will bring you all the action. The pre-game show will be 10 minutes before game time.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Day 3 - Geneva, Switzerland

9:27 am - Geneva time - We have arrived!  Flight 023 was great, relatively smooth. The 7 hour trip didn't seem that long. Customs, baggage, transportation, all went well. With the time change, it's now 1pm as I write from the lobby of the Ramada Park Hotel Geneva.

There are several differences in Europe from the United States. One is the lack of internet access. I will try to do my best to keep everyone updated on things, but at the moment, photos and video will be a bit difficult to post.

This also reminds me that tomorrow's game with Val Vanoise may be broadcast on a delayed basis. The latest word is that there may not be internet access because we are playing in a different arena than originally scheduled. I will keep you posted.

Another difference is the European computer keyboard. The Z and Y keys are reversed.  Punctuation marks are in a different place, plus there are several symbols to deal with: é, ö, ä, à, £, ü, è  among them.

1:10 pm Geneva Time (6:10 am central time) - Some players have met their parents, who are here for the trip, and some took off to walk the town.....actually we have a rail/bus pass through the new year. Most didn't get that far though. Some want to sleep, but it's best to stay up and get accustomed to the time change.  They do know it costs $12 for a combo meal at McDonalds....good thing we have most of our meals paid for.

At 4:30 pm we are heading for the rink for a practice then to eat dinner.  Hopefully, there will be more photos and video to come. I'm working on it!

1 comment:

  1. Hope you boys are havin fun over there. Good luck at your game tomorrow. I'm gonna try and watch.

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