Archive for January 6, 2010

Time out ..

The situation occurred during one of our mixed matches. At the beginning of the second set and after winning the first, the opposing male player started to cramp and needed time to rest. After about 4 minutes our guys were wondering if he should forfeit, but none of the players knew the rules. Luckily, play resumed soon after and was completed.

The following is from the league coordinator:

Cramping does get a medical time-out – however it’s only one.

I think 5 minutes is reasonable – and then they have to continue playing. If they cramp again (even if it’s in a different area of the body) they have to continue play or retire.

Bill found the following on old ITF rule book..


b. Play shall never be suspended, delayed or interfered with for the purpose of enabling a player to recover his strength, breath, or physical condition. However, in the case of a treatable medical condition, the Umpire may allow a one-time three minute time-out for that medical condition.

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US junior ice hockey team won the championship

Some win, on Canadian ice .. That reminds me of 1980 against the USSR. US was leading 5:3 in the third period .. then the northern brothers caught up with 2 goals to tie the score. The house was almost came down in joy – they have nothing but hockey, sorry to say. Then at over time, John Carlson (move to 8 min mark to watch ..) scored a beautiful goal to break the Canadian’s strong hold on the title – 5 straight years. He did it without looking .. all the while he was looking at his teammate. The goalie got fooled. The kids range from 15-17 years old. Next year, the championship will be played on our side.

Go USA ..

So graceful and powerful, why it isn’t as popular as other major league sports??

WJHC 2010 Canada vs USA Gold Medal Game Extended Highlights

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