OF THE STORM
hockey in here
First ice hockey team plays
in Manchester - nothing to do with multinationals or the ISL
Team folds due to small number of teams to play, falling crowds, etc
etc. Similar story in 50's/60s elsewhere in country ..
Manchester Storm formed to play in the all
new Nynex Arena.
Team totally outclass everyone else in BD1
Manchester Storm enter the all new Superleague
made up of teams from the previous season's Premier League.
Team almost outclassed by everyone else in ISL.
New Coach with a funny name takes control
and starts to rebuild the club.
Many League games won but no silverware
Mr Kleinendorst takes the Storm to the top
of the league and keeps them there!
Storm win B&H Cup under leadership of Coach KK ... but dont win
KK leaves to join the NHL's NJD and TC arrives.
Tactics and motivation also depart.
Storm win nowt. Storm sold. TC departs
Saint Daryl appointed to save the soul of hockey in Manchester but his
player disciples turn out to be unbelievers. Storm last in League and
blown out of Challenge Cup. Just 1920 people turn up for last game of
due to divine intervention (what else explains it?) St Daryl of Lipsey
led his team to the play off final where they held out until the last
few minutes against the Sheffield Steelers. A penalty shoot out denied
the Storm the trophy by just one goal.
GOOD NEWS: Storm not sold over summer, Coach not sacked over summer!
NEWS: Owner gets sums wrong and soon runs out of cash. Storm locked
out of Arena, players not paid.
One can only hope there is some hockey ...