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.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 5 - Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland

10:35am - Wow....morning comes early. Seems like I've been up all night. Ha!  Three hours of sleep is all I was able to get, others grabbed about 5 hours.  Once again there's just enough time to send a short note before we're headed out for a trip to Lusanne, about an hour from the hotel, to visit the Olympic Museum.

Tonight's game will be (should be) live on the internet. Just note that the game is at 7pm and not 8 pm. So, using my conversion skills.....that's 12 noon Central time, 1pm Eastern, and 10 am West Coast time.

Talk to you soon.......

8 pm Swiss time - Unfortunately, once again internet capabilities are a problem. I have just a few minutes to tell you that we will be taping the game and hope that somehow we can post the video. (Video available below)

It's 2 am Swiss time now, and once again I'm filing this under Day 5.

We left the Ramada Park Hotel in Geneva at 11am for a trip to the Lausanne. It's an incredible place situated on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Lausanne is built on the southern slope of the Swiss plateau, with a difference in elevation of about 1,640 ft (500 meters) between the lakeshore and its northern edge (Ouchy the city's marina) and the Le Mont-sur-Lausanne and Epalinges mountain range.

This is where we stopped and took a tour of the Olympic Village and the Museum.




After the tour we went into Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland to eat.

Because the restaurants close between 3 pm and 5pm, and lunch was on our own, we had a difficult time finding a place to eat.

Others found the only place still open..... as Coach Lowden poetically put it, "I came all this way to Switzerland just to eat at McDonalds?"

Luckily, a few of us, including Coach Lowden, found Gesipa willing to serve us Pizza and Lasagna after a few minutes of negociation.

Then we headed to the rink for game two, against HC Yverdon in Yverdon-Les-Bains.  A 4-1 win, the Select team is now 2-0 on this European trip and 7-0 in the two trips.

GAME VIDEO: Click here

Scoring:

Per 1 - 5:53 - YCV - Kevin Bonzon from Thomas Stastny (SH)
Per 2 - 00:14 - SEL - Adam Thomas from Kent Arsenault
Per 2 - 11:07 - SEL - Kent Arsenault from Chris Wagner and Ryan Hernandez
Per 2 - 14:10 - SEL - Kent Arsenault from Steve Black and Adam Thomas
Per 3 - 03:09 - SEL - Joe Dabkowski from Andrew Trainor

Shots:  42 on Fabian Zaugg (YCV), 29 on Justin Sand (Michigan State) who gets the win.

YCV was 0-4 on the powerplay and the Select team went 1-5 with the man advantage.

Well, it's off to the same routine tomorrow.....ah....today..... breakfast at 9am and and 11 am departure for a tour of Geneva. We're supposed to have some time after to come back to the hotel and grab some sleep before the big New Years celebration in downtown Geneva. 

Let's hope.....

7 comments:

  1. 17-0 congratulations team. Keep up the good work! Have fun..

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  2. good luck boys! have fun, play hard

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  3. Hey, if you have a cell phone, maybe we can work it out that we can do at least the audio live on my site. E-mail me if you're interested: info@IYMSportsRadio.com. Either way, good luck and be safe the rest of the way.

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  4. Happy New Year to all the team........

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  5. HAPPY NEW YEAR BOYS!! have fun celebratin tonight.

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  6. Have a Great New Years!! This team is making the US proud. All of the information that is on this site is helping those who can not be there happy. Thanks for keeping us up to date!

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  7. Happy New Year boys! Wish I could be there to celebrate with you! Be safe, enjoy the trip to Germany and best of luck in the games this week. You are awesome!!
    Thanks Steve for giving us a way to sort of share this experience with the team!

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