Ice hockey is a fast moving, hard, contact sport with a touch of Americana thrown in. An ice hockey match consists of 3, 20 minute periods with 2 intervals of 15 minutes. Unlike football or many other sports there is no such thing as a draw, as overtime gets played until a goal is scored. At the start, the fast pace of the game takes some getting used to as the puck flies around the ice at around 20mph. Unlike our football, there is no biting, scratching or feigning of injury. Instead there's plenty of body contact, which you'll see as players get shoulder charged into the clear perspex and quite often 2 players will take off their helmets and have a punch up, to the delight of the crowd. So as you may gather, its not a sport for the squeamish. Refreshments at the venue are American in origin hence coffee, buddwiesers, hot dogs etc. At the time of this meetup, we haven't decided on a meal venue but one may be put up to follow this meetup. Admission is around £11, though I may go for a discount option, if take up is good prior to the event. My mobile number is 07525537973. Hope you can make it. Stu.