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Everyone has a story and it's always worth listening to.
Interests: good stories, the craft of writing, theology, singing, church softball, Durham Bulls, San Francisco Giants, farmers' markets, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, cooking, breadbaking, eating, wine.
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Upsets in the making! A couple of teams will have work to do coming back home for the second leg of Round 3 of the Flowering Branch Cup! Image: The team shield of St. Nicholaas-Meechenstaff (extra points for figuring out what place it's "really" the shield of) 6 St.-Nicholaas-Meechenstaff v.... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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Challenging times for many of the Open Division hopefuls as we began Round 3 today, with Kanaal's win over Holtzlund the biggest surprise. Tomorrow, eight more games. Image: Borschland's fabulous summer gladioli, a reminder of warm weather as we go into winter. 4 Dohmatische v. Bevinlunz 4: A wild game... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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National Selection Ballot for Nations' Cup of Ice Hockey 336 NR Center: Choose 2 (at least 3 will make team) Christoff Anselm (Te Staff)* Habel Baarda (Tarlunz) Beenz Grechtlin (Wrischer) Jens Klijnehoop (Rjaward) Alex Meesenhammer (Bjaward) Marck Munchmann (Sichebach) Rick Rijstad (Atterische) Henk de Wilde (Meechen) *injured Left Wing: Choose... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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Soon-to-be 20-year old Zimrothian goaltender Gareth Velnath, currently riding an 87-minute unscored-on streak for Holtzlund, has been named #3 goaltender for the Zimrothian selection of the upcoming Nations' Cup of Ice Hockey Tournament to be held in Altium Dacni, Vinasola. The Zimrothian Association of Ice Hockey Clubs (ZDRT) made the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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Updated standings! Click on the sidebar on the right ----------------> Four losses by home teams highlight this week's set of games as Meechen strengthened its hold on first place in the table. National Selection talk is ramping up. The Borschland team will have 20 places, 3 lines, 6 defenders, 3... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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Place your bets for Round 3 of the Flowering Branch Cup! Image by Anja🤗#helpinghands#stayathome #solidarity#stays healthy🙏 from Pixabay Giveaway announcement: Now, anyone who gets to 500 schillings of winnings will be put in a drawing for a $20 gift from Teespring, with which, if you want, you can buy a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Breakfast with Pandora Books
Updated standings can be found in the sidebar to the right ---------------------> 3 Atterische v. Rjaward 3: Atterische’s coach Paulus Angewejrt commended his Peat Men for a hard-won tie presided over by Wujbe Minther, who seems to be taking over the first-team goalie duties from Markus Ortel. “Holding Rjaward to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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The match-ups have been set for the all-important Round 3 of the Flowering Branch Cup for 336 NR. (The Flowering Branch: immortal white blossoms. Image by Vcentee Alvarado from Pixabay ) The matchups were randomly drawn, creating 16 games between the remaining 32 teams, without regard to their place in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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Check out the updated standings in the sidebar to the right—————-> Voting for mid-season National Selection Team will be open soon! 4 Rjaward v. Sajbell 3: Though Meechen is dogging their heels, the Cattle Drivers did put some distance between itself and the rest of the pack with a win... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Breakfast with Pandora Books
Round 2 is finished and there have been upsets! Most notably Hijst is moving on to Round 3 for the first time in 44 years. Read on for the rest of the results. Matchups for Round 3 announced soon! #1 upset 2 Benjaminburg v. Hijst 2: The Hijsters scored their... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Breakfast with Pandora Books
Erichels, Borschland, Nachtober 24: After Holtzlund’s dramatic win over Wrischer and the injury to their regular goaltender, Schmidt Max, Holtzlund has announced the acquisition of the contract of 19-year old Zimrothian goaltender Gareth Velnath from Meenesanne for the services of Noj-Sporting-West goaltender Karl Ruust, whose contract Holtzlund purchased for a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Breakfast with Pandora Books
Check out the standings in the sidebar at the right------> There's a new sheriff in town. Rjaward is the first six-game winner in the BHL and has taken over first place in the standings by a single point over Bjaward, Rjaward, and Bevinlunz. Tarlunz and Holtzlund are not far behind.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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There were plenty of surprises and lots of potential for upsets in this most entertaining second round of the 336 NR Flowering Branch Cup in the Borschland Hockey League. Image: The city of Meechen after the first snowfall of the season. Image by dperkova from Pixabay Open Division teams in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
Eyewitness reports from Meenesanne now claim that 19-year old Zimrothian goaltender Gareth Velnath was seen in a pub in Meenesanne the night before he gave up 7 goals on 11 shots. Soon after this game, Velnath returned to Zimroth and Zimrothian spokesmen have repeatedly said he will not be coming... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
Click on Standings in the sidebar to the right -------------> It just got tighter at the top: league leaders Bevinlunz and Rjaward both went down to defeat on opponents’ ice, while Wrischer, at home, improved to 5-1-1. Matexipar was frustrated, Te Staff relieved, and surprising Atterische still has only one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
The matchups below are ranked with the biggest possible upsets first down to the most even matchups. The number after the prediction is the amount (in schillings) you'll win if the series ends with an upset. (BTW a premium season ticket to a top-league team costs 50-75 schillings and gets... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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With the league buzzing about the departure of 19-year old Zimrothian netminder Gareth Velnath, several teams stepped up to show they're in contention for the crown. Controversy is brewing between Bevinlunz and Matexipar, who clearly see themselves as the cream of the league now that Te Staff has fallen on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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by Greetchen Wilke-Savujer for te Borscher Sportteelegraaf (a national sports newspaper in Borschland) Image by Krzysztof Pluta from Pixabay Meenesanne, Borschland, Nachtober 19 - Allegations came this week from a statement of the Zimrothian Association of Ice Hockey Clubs (ZDRT) that the young goaltender Gareth Velnath was harassed and vilified... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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The Open Division phase has now concluded with 16 teams moving on into Round 2 for a chance to face a Second Division team in a big rink. After the games concluded, a matchup lottery was taken and the Second Round matchups are set. Note that there is no seeding... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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Updated standings ---> in Borschland Deep Dives =====> It was an exciting week in Borschland hockey. Bevinlunz, the only undefeated and untied team in the league, drew 0-0 versus humble Sichebach, narrowing their lead at the top of the table to 1 point over resurgent Wrischer and Rjaward (4-1-0). Meanwhile,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
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The Flowering Branch is the eternal symbol of the health and vitality of the Borschic nation. You can visit the Branch in the Rijksmuseen (National Museum) in Staff Borsch, although you are not likely to see it flower, as it is legendarily only supposed to do so every 300 years... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
Check out the standings---> look right under Borschland Deep Dives! 3 Bjaward Te Staff 1 Te Staff’s early season woes continued as they traveled to a spirited Bulltown to find their opponents tough and energetic on the puck. Bjaward built a 3-0 lead before Te Staff finally got a marker... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
The Flowering Branch Cup is the open tournament for all sanctioned hockey clubs in Borschland, from the most professional and high-powered to the local town teams. The Borschland Hockey Federation sanctions a total of 64 teams in the tournament each year, 16 in the top BHL, 16 in the second... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
New! Standings found in the sidebar to right under Borschland Deep Dives. 0 Sichebach Te Staff 2 Te Staff got well on the road after two straight home losses. Sichebach’s defense stiffened, but that wasn’t saying much as Te Staff’s anemic offense again scored only 2 goals, a welcome one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books
2 Te Staff Bevinlunz 3 Te Staff lost its second straight game at home to begin the season and in the process lost high-scoring centerman Christoff Anselm to a lower-body injury. Bevinlunz’s excellent goaltender Heiko Moordfors frustrated a second straight opponent, stopping 30 shots, and winger Wulf Noiklaes had a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2020 at Breakfast with Pandora Books