Street Hockey Report for Thursday 3rd December 2015

Hello TSHA Member, 1. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Hockey was played on Friday

November 20. And because I was not there I did not expect to have

anything more to report. Well thank you to Ted for running things in my

absence. And apologies to Ted for assuming he would mail it in. Ted

reports: "We had 13 players and no goalies, so for the first time in a

long time, we had the shooter tutor at both ends. The teams were split

randomly and Team White ended up looking like the Buffalo Sabres of

2014-15 (sorry Mike Damon) - lots of young players and a couple of vets,

and looking at a long rebuild. In the end though, Team Black's uncanny

knack for hitting the post and the crossbar on the majority of their

shots kept the score close. Over 90 minutes we managed to play two

games to 5, both of which were eventually won by Team Black. A final 10

minute games was won 3-0 by Team White. James made an appearance after

close to five years in SE Asia playing floral, and hung out for a couple

of high class, and quick, combini beers." I even got a list of

attendees. Now if he turns in the money, the night will have been a

complete success!!! Thanks Ted


2. GAME ON for Friday, December 4, 8-10pm at Musashi-Urawa.

- Address: Saitama-ken, Toda-shi, Bijyogi 1-chome-8


- Map:

- Getting there: Meet at Musashi-Urawa station, West Exit at 7:30-7:45

and split taxis. If you find yourself alone, follow the signs to the

West exit taxi queue and tell the taxi driver "Bijyogi i-chome no 7-11"

or show him the address above. Beware there is also a 7-11 in Bijyogi


Or you can walk to the rink from Musashi-Urawa or Kita-Toda station in

about 15 minutes.

- Games: We aim for 4-5 games, usually first to 5 goals wins

- Jerseys: Please bring both a white and a dark shirt to play in.

- Cost: 2500 yen per player. Goalies, gals and first timers are 500yen.

If you have not RSVP'd please do. We are in either way


3. The Future of the TSHA: Dates to Remember

Here are our hockey dates for the next several months. All are confirmed

and all will be "Game On." Appreciate an email if you are coming but we

have prepayed and we will be playing each and every one of these nights.

Prepayment means it will never cost more than JPY 2,500 ever again. it

also means we can't change the dates so please turn up!!

December 4; December 18; January 22; February 19; March 4; April 1;

April 15

Yamato Cup 2015 Makeup: Sunday March 20

Yamato Cup 2016: Sunday October 9



We are up to 30 users on meetup already. It is turning out to be an

excellent way to plan and track hockey. All of our events through April

including the Yamato Cup are loaded in there. Please go to

and sign up. There is a web version and a phone app and both are super

easy to use. Great features make it easy to find me or other players,

get a map and address for the rink, check who is coming, etc.Our meetup


Or send me an email and I will send you an invite


5. DISCOUNT HOCKEY: Turnouts have been good enough that I can offer a

discount to our regulars. Get me ¥10,000 and I will give you 5 tickets

each good for a night of hockey at your convenience. Tickets are good

for as long as there is a TSHA. That means you pay for 4 and get the

5th one free or 20% off. Unlike Chad's system I will also right it

down. But lose the ticket and its on you. I will have tickets with me

this Friday if you are interested.


That is all for this week. Remember it's not about the hockey (and

that's ok)



See you at the next game!


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