I have just read a very interesting blog by Ian Braisby on the Cats Whiskers regarding the failure of Ice Hockey in Newcastle and after reading a very well written blog I thought it was important to provide another perspective and view.
In my work as an agent I get the unique opportunity to go to places I would never visit unless there was Ice Hockey team there. Two weeks ago I ventured back to The Netherlands for the third time to pay a visit to some of my clients and contacts.
It was a personal disappointment seeing the Vipers fold last season but the right decision for the club, the credibility of the sport in the North East as well as the Elite League as a whole.
It’s been a hectic couple of weeks so this is the first time I’ve had an opportunity to write a blog. Three weeks ago I was out in Italy visiting Rob Wilson who’s had a very successful first season with Neumarkt Egna in A2 (the second tier of Italian Ice Hockey).
I didn’t have an opportunity to write a blog last week as I had all the mayhem of the transfer deadline to deal with. It’s a busy period for agents throughout the world as teams look to make last minute changes.
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