hockey in Uganda

2016 September

We’re back

2017-04-13T14:06:42+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re back in Africa (with the cats and dog and everyone else). So is this blog. They, the Ugandans, always call it a holiday. “So how was your holiday?” they’ll ask. It gets too complicated to explain in any great detail that we actually aren’t really holidaying during our annual stretch in Canada, not in [...]

2014 December

Daniel Alfredsson and me? Twins? Do I have to retire now?

2017-07-18T17:36:49+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

After ensuring the children did indeed still have all their limbs attached, the first order of business back home here in Uganda was to play some hockey, the sort reported earlier this year here in the Hamilton Spectator, that is ball hockey with Ugandans who are getting too good at Canada’s game. Too good, indeed. Joining us for [...]

2014 February

Celebrating hockey GOLD in Africa

2017-01-31T23:26:00+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The thing about winning Gold in an Olympic event over and over and over and (YAWN) over is that you might start to assume that it’s your birthright, which, I suppose, this one, uh, kid, with the red shirt thinks. You forget all the work involved and your belly gets flabby and you won’t want to even walk the dog [...]

2014 February

Looking for big Olympic hockey game. Have monkeys, beer. Will travel.

2017-07-19T01:40:13+00:00 February 21st, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Here’s the deal. Africa isn’t really the biggest place on the hockey map. I know you find this hard to imagine. But I’m working on it all. In fact, I see no reason why Uganda can’t have an Olympic hockey team for the 2018 Games, and if you read the Hamilton Spectator (which, if you [...]

2014 February

You’ve heard of Jamaican bobsledders? These are Ugandan hockey players!

2015-01-13T19:08:49+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, February 15, 2014) KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ Okay, maybe it’s too late for Sochi, but I hope you haven’t forgotten about Olympic hockey in Africa. Yes, dear members of the International Olympic Committee, I’m before you to personally share the good news of a Ugandan ice-hockey team. Of course, in Canada nobody says “ice” before “hockey” because Canadians realize hockey’s natural state is with ice, even the frozen-pond variety. Uganda, on the other hand, is a place where some poor soul with a hockey stick in-hand might yell out, “We’re Manchester United!” before informing you that he’s a “striker.” But I’m working on this and I’m happy to report remarkable progress.