I'd like to start this post with what I've been told by the chronicler of the local hockey club - ''we need to keep them in mind so they won't be forgotten''. He has (with help from other people, of course) prepared an exhibition that shows the history of ice-hockey in Pardubice. His quote was even more touching because at the exhibition we bumped into Michal Mikeska, a player who won the cup with Pardubice in 2005 and then went to play abroad... he still lives in Pardubice, but nobody really thought of him until he returned to the Czech league a few years ago. Out of sight, out of mind.
This year it's 90 years since the team was first formed and 40 years since the team first won the Czech championship. However, I don't think you'd be interested in all the facts and random memories that came to our minds when looking at photos of players we know (Dušan Salfický, a goalie who's signed a contract for next season, as a rookie in 91/92 season - priceless), laughing and bringing back the good and the bad times.
I was only disappointed by a video footage, which was a part of the exhibition. It was too long and the sound was too loud and... well, seeing videos back from 1970s was not really interesting and the past 10 years are not really something ''historical''. Plus that's all on Youtube, huh.
Milan Hejduk's Maurice Richard's Trophy
A couple of medals, the two broze medals on the right are Aleš Hemský's from WC 2012 and 2006 Olympic Games
Šťastný - Novák - Martinec