In August 1989, 23-year-old professional ice-hockey player Duncan MacPherson
travelled from New York to Europe, to enjoy a holiday before starting a new job in Scotland. He hired snowboarding gear and took a lesson on the Stubai Glacier
. Then, according to the Austrian authorities and the owners of the ski resort, he simply disappeared. In Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery
, John Leake details the coverup and corruption that started then and continued for years after MacPherson's body melted out of the ice in 2003. Warning:
the website contains close-up pictures of MacPherson's damaged body. [more inside]
posted by daisyk
on Mar 16, 2014 -
The death of hockey in Canada?
Ask a Canadian, and they'll tell you it's the death of Hockey [with a capital H], period. "We may still call it our national game, but like nearly everything else in this country we have sold it to the Americans."
An interesting article about a national pastime flying south, and becoming merely another example of "American show business."
posted by legibility
on Mar 30, 2001 -