Chasing Dragons is a Coventry Blaze and British hockey blog born out of a failed idea. Originally, the plan was to write the British version of Zamboni Rodeo or They Don’t Play Hockey In Heaven, both superb hockey books which followed a team for a season, travelling home and away with them and getting under the skin. Unfortunately, it proved not to be possible. However, since your writer is currently the play-by-play announcer for the Blaze, I simply thought I’d re-jig the idea slightly, following the team with the strange combination of detachment and fandom that you fall into when blogging.
If you’re expecting a tell-all insider blog, you’ll probably be disappointed. It’s more than it’s worth to publicise dressing-room spats, arguments, and all that sort of stuff.
However, it will be slightly different to your average hockey blog-it’ll ramble from mere reports of life on the very fringes of a semi-pro British hockey team to thoughts on the game itself, the rest of the league, and what it’s like to be in a position which, even in a hockey backwater like the UK, is still somewhat privileged.
I promise that it’ll (almost) always be objective-no Jack Edwards-like homerism here. And hopefully, it’ll give an insight both to hockey in the UK and what it’s like to be in a position that’s part fan, part journalist. Comments, criticism and the like are always welcome-just try and keep it civil, cause I will.
Oh, and ANY VIEWS EXPRESSED ARE MINE ALONE AND SHOULD NOT BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE COVENTRY BLAZE ORGANISATION, THE EIHL OR ANY CLUB OFFICIAL,unless they are specifically quoted.
Let’s drop the puck, shall we?