21 year old Carl Lindberg tipped the scales in overtime today to win the fourth game of the exhibition for the Wildcards.Read More
The Sands finally won their first match of the exhibition season, putting away the Phantoms 1 – 0 at Mareotis during overtime.
Having played their best match last week in a 5 to 3 loss to Khimik, the Sands were able to translate some of that some momentum into today’s win.Read More
Noviymir fans were treated to a rare battle between the two Noviymir-based teams, with the Moles’ Fredrick Mattila delivering the difference as the Moles won 1 – 0 over the Cosmonauts.
Mattila picked up the goal when he deflected Kara Okeke’s point shot past Cosmonauts’ goalie Marius Hansen at 13:47 of the 3rd period.Read More
Last week I was one the fortunate few who had the chance to get actual ice-time with Phantom's Captain, Jonathan Moore. As long-time readers know the concept sport is not without its problems, and there has been a great deal of discussion on the skating ability of the test players, but today I want to tell you about my latest experience after viewing week 4 of ISMO's ice hockey exhibition series.Read More
With the win, the Moles moved into sole possession of 1st place with a 4-1 record while The Phantoms dropped to 1-4. With yesterday's ISMO announcement of a 2nd stage exhibition featuring the top 4 teams, the Phantoms now face elimination while the Moles have earned their spot in the play-off-like exhibition round.Read More
In a highly spirited match, Ruslan Vasiliev scored a hat trick to lead Khimik past the Sands 5 to 3 at Korolev.
With the win, Khimik moves to 3 and 2 and secure a spot in the 2nd stage exhibition that ISMO officials announced earlier in the week.
For the Sands, another loss (0 and 5), but it was their best performance yet.Read More
The Cosmonauts rally back from their flop last week with a stronger offensive strategy to beat back the Wildcards 4-3.
Martinez scored 3 goals on his own for the Wildcards today and Arquette made 27 saves, but that wasn’t enough to bring the Wildcards out on top.Read More
Until now, unless you live in one of the hockey prototype settlements or purchased one of the weekend vacation packages, more likely than not, you’ve seen very little of this sport. This announcement by the ISMO will change all of that as extended exhibition dates are in the works and are expected to be played in Marineris, Europa, Noviymir and Wendland.Read More
My last article touched a bit of a nerve among some of the players in the ISMO. I pointed out, correctly, that their skill at skating was somewhat lacking. I was reminded, correctly, that it is not that critic who counts. It is very easy to point out the shortcomings and failing of others, but much harder to get into the arena yourself and experience difficulty firsthand.Read More
It’s been a tough exhibition for the Sands so far as they’ve been shut out of almost every game they’ve played so far. They were not able to break the losing streak today. In fact, they were utterly crushed by the Moles 4 to 0.Read More
If soaring down a 3 kilometre frozen shaft sounds a little extreme, it is because it is.
ISMO R&D releases footage of Jamie Mulensar, test skier, making the harrowing high speed descent down a track that has been dubbed “The Abyss”. Excavators have modified the previous mining vein into a combination downhill and ice track descending more than 5000 meters.Read More
It was a close game for the Wildcards. And it was Mateo Martinez’s day to work his magic.
The 27-year-old San Olympus native continued his whirlwind scoring pace, sinking the two goals that lead to the Wildcard’s victory. After today’s performance, Martinez leads the league with a mind-blowing 14 goals after just three games.Read More
After 2 convincing victories over the Sands in week 1 of the exhibition games, the Wildcards came into Mareotis the undefeated favourites in their matchup with the 1 and 1 Moles. However, the Wildcard’s dominance last week became a distant memory as the Moles upset the Wildcards 4–2 with a balance of relentless offence and sound defence.Read More
The Phantoms played against Khimik at Korolev's K-Rink and I was going to give this new ISMO version of the game a chance. I always enjoyed the 3-on-3 element of hockey and with “Bigger rinks!” they promised, sounded compelling. With dramatically different physics and amateur players, however, I had reservations.Read More
I got a chance to check out out the first Phantoms versus Cosmonauts game, and the rumours are exaggerated. But not by much. There wasn’t much grace or style to the game. It was sloppy, it was at times brutal, and once it was borderline embarrassing. But don’t judge the sport just yet.Read More
The first weekend of ISMO Hockey demonstrates how immature the sport really is. With a blend of highlights, lowlights and everything in between, ice hockey is likely to entertain, but not necessarily for the reasons ISMO had hoped for.Read More
This was a double-header weekend for the ISMO debuted Martian Ice Hockey in Korolev, Noviymir and Mareotis. The Korolev series featured The Sands versus the Wildcards, playing back-to-back on both Saturni and Solis. The small spectator capacity at K-Rink was sold out with more than 250 curious attendees from across the colonies in attendance.Read More