Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 31 March 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today, we welcome our visitors from Malta.


Blackhawks at Red Wings, 11:30 AM (Isqra Iswed fil Ġwienaħ Ħomor, 6:30 PM)

Records: Blackhawks (25-5-3, 53 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III); Red Wings (17-12-5, 39 points, 2nd in Central)

Last Time They Met: Patrick Kane got the rebbieħ in a 2-1 win in a shootout in Detroit March 3.

Last 10: Chicago 5-5-0; Detroit 5-4-1

Did You Know? The Maltese Falcon of noir fame is based on the Kniphausen Hawk, made in the 17th century for George William von Kniphausen, Count of the Holy Roman Empire. The Maltese national soccer team is called the “Red”; Cleavon Frendo is a winger for the team.

Keep A Għajnejn On: Kane has six punteġġi and nine assists in his last eight games.

What They’re Saying: It was a lucky escape for the statue of the Risen Christ of Senglea when it leaned and very nearly crashed to the ground as it was being taken up during the traditional Easter Sunday procession this morning. Two runners were slightly injured but they were treated on site and continued to enjoy the celebrations, photographer Ian Pace said. The incident took place in Two Gates Street. Eyewitness Jasen Phillips said one of the runners holding the statue tripped and it was then a domino effect with the other runners. The statue leaned a couple of times and but it did not touch the ground thanks to the enthusiasts who held on to it.— “Statue nearly crashes to the ground in Senglea” from Times of Malta

Kings at Stars, 5 PM (Sultans fil Stilla, Nofs Il-lejl)

Records: Kings (19-12-3, 41 points, 2nd in Pacific); Stars (16-14-3, 35 points, 4th in Pacific, 5th in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: The anzjani Jagr and Whitney scored in a 2-0 Stars win March 22.

Last 10: Los Angeles 5-4-1; Dallas 4-5-1

Did You Know? Because of their collective bravery during a German siege of the island, King George VI awarded the entire island of Malta the George Cross in 1942; the award appears on their flag. Vittoriosa Stars F.C. play in the Maltese First Division.

Keep A Għajnejn On: Jagr has four goals and four jassisti in his last five games.

What They’re Saying: A man and a woman were remanded in custody after they pleaded not guilty to stealing a car and a motorbike. Stephen Borg, 35, of Birkirkara and Antonella Vella, 28, of Fgura, were also charged with attempted theft from a garage in Zejtun, damaging garage doors, breaching bail conditions and relapsing.— “Two charged with stealing car, motorbike” from Times of Malta.