Re: [hockhist] 7 goal games
> What was the calibre of play Mike?Calibre was awful compared to the rest of the world... Lehti was a Finnish Division 1 player with I
> Were the teams very evenly matched?
believe a couple of games in the SM-Liiga... along with two other imported players (usually IHL/ECHL
standard) and the rest of the teams were made up of amateurs paid expenses and training just twice a
week. We're talking about 5 years before GB even dared return to the international scene. Look up
Garry Unger's stats from the same era... the guy was playing with one hand behind his back much of
the time... ;o)
- This is isn't since Malone, but before him. In the Manitoba senior league
in a game in 1912, Bert Andrews of the WInnipeg Varsity team scored 10
goals. He finished the season with a grand total of 11 in 3 games).
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Why should it not count? It was legit league hockey sanctioned by the then
governing body the BIHA. Not a pro like league like to-day's Superleague but
I bet the Finns were not playing for free.
Martin C. Harris
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- Martin C. Harris wrote:
> Why should it not count? It was legit league hockey sanctioned by the thenDid I say it shouldn't? It was certainly officially a semi-pro league, so the amazing scores from
> governing body the BIHA. Not a pro like league like to-day's Superleague but
> I bet the Finns were not playing for free.
the 80s and early 90s would all count towards any international records.
Off this topic:
Can you prepare me a mini-history of UK hockey for me along the lines of the Finnish one I posted
earlier? URL: http://www.eurohockey.net/reference/milestones/fi
I have a Swedish one now which I will post once I have done the spellcheck on it.