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.
After the game in Ehrwald, we stopped a few miles away and were treated to a post-game meal, our last in Europe.
Then at 1am we took off for a 6 hour bus ride back to Zurich, Switzerland.
Most of us we would be in our same clothes for nearly 36 hours.
We received word that some players' flights were canceled due to impending weather, and some were delayed, but everyone arrived safe in New York.
I want to send along a special thanks to Isabel (L) and Mary (who live in Fussen) for helping translate for us during the trip, their help with coordination of daily non hockey events along with Jim Tibbits our tour director, and for Mary's help running the video camera during the Select's hockey games.