Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 8 April 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today, with just one game on the schedule we welcome our visitors from one of the world’s smallest countries: San Marino.


Flames at Avalanche, 8 PM/7 PM Mountain (Fiamme contro Valanga, 2AM)

Records: Flames (13-20-4, 30 points, 4th in Northwest); Avalanche (12-21-5, 29 points, 5th in Northwest, 7th in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Mike Cammalleri had a doppietta in a 4-3 Flames win in the Sella Cupola.

Last 10: Calgary 2-8-0; Colorado 2-7-1

Did You Know? The Polizia Civile act as San Marino’s fire brigade. While the country’s terrain is almost entirely mountainous as it sits in the Apennines, it has a Mediterranean climate and no avalanches.

Keep An Occhio On: PA Parenteau has seven points, including two gols, against Calgary this year.

What They’re Saying: Today, San Marino celebrates the investiture of the two heads of state who will govern the republic for the following six months. The new Captains Regents are Antonella Mularoni and Denis Amici. “San Marino’ system, with two heads of state, is unique and should be taken as an example. Each country should adopt the model of democracy that confers real authority and responsibility to all citizens” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his official speech during the investiture ceremony. — “UN Secretary-General to visit San Marino during investiture ceremony of the two Captains Regent ” from Italica.