Flintshire Freeze sponsorship

Several years ago I was involved with the Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey team when I built their website (designed by the very talented JP of Still Brilliant). When I built the website for the Devils I attended games every week, and even presented a man of the match award to net minder Phil Osaer in a Devils’ 4-3 win.

This weekend I presented another man of the match award at an ice hockey game, this time at the Flintshire Freeze in North Wales. The Freeze had just beaten the Fife Flyers 15-6 at the Deeside Ice Rink, and I was there in my capacity as Technical Director at StuckOn, as StuckOn is a sponsor of the Flintshire Freeze.

During the game we received our sponsor’s shirt, which sports our logo on the arm, and then following the game I presented the man of the match award for both teams.

When I arrived at the rink however I didn’t realise I’d be doing the man of the match, and I was asked if we had a banner with our company branding (for the photograph) which, sadly, I didn’t. This set me thinking that perhaps we should have had some sort of branding for the photo, such as a banner or perhaps T-shirts (like the MrDaz one I had printed a few years ago) or maybe personalised polo shirts with our logo on them. This would have looked great in the pictures but, unfortunately, you’re stuck with my grinning mug (incidentally wearing the exact same coat that I wore when I did the Cardiff Devils presentation – I need to go shopping).

Still, the game was great, the Freeze annihilated the Flyers and there was a great fight in the third period (all you want from an ice hockey game really).

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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