Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 20 April 2013
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 Thailand.
Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 6 April 2013
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 Norway.
Islanders at Jets, 2 PM (Chāw Keāa thī̀ Thīm Cĕts, 2 AM)
Records: Islanders (23-16-5, 51 points, 2nd in Atlantic); Jets (23-19-2, 48 points, 2nd in Southeast, 4th in Conference III)
Last Time They Met: The Isles took over the last rxb rxng chna leiṣr when they beat the Jets 5-2 April 2.
Last 10: New York 7-1-2; Winnipeg 5-5-0
Did You Know? Thailand’s largest island is Phuket. The Royal Thai Air Force has 158 fighters.
Keep A Tā On: Andrew Ladd has 12 points in his current six game scoring streak. Blake Wheeler has 10 in five.
What They’re Saying: The air force plans to deploy Gripen fighter jets to assist in an anti-piracy mission in the Strait of Malacca next year. Air force chief Prajin Jantong said he was about to request government permission for the deployment to participate in the “Eyes in the Sky” project with defence forces in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. ACM Prajin said the air force has nine Gripen fighter jets. Three more jets will arrive either in late August or early September to complete Thailand’s first fleet of 12 Gripen 39C jets. — “Gripen jets slated for piracy patrol” from The Bangkok Post.
Coyotes at Blackhawks, 7:30 PM (Hmāp̀ā thī̀ Heyī̀yw dả, 7:30 AM)
Records: Coyotes (18-17-8, 44 points, 5th in Pacific); Blackhawks (34-5-4, 72 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III)
Last Time They Met: The ‘Hawks scored sī̀ in the first on their way to a 6-2 win February 7 in Glendale.
Last 10: Phoenix 5-2-3; Chicago 9-0-1
Did You Know? The Curve Contracting Coyotes were the 2004-05 Thai World Hockey League champions. Yes, ice hockey. The Royal Thai Army has 12 Blackhawk helicopters.
Keep A Tā On: Michal Handzus — or he’ll do this.
What They’re Saying: A giant boa constrictor snake was found eating rabbits in a house in Pathum Thani province on Saturday. Thatree Krinta, 39, the owner of the house, called rescue officers after finding the five-metre snake inside a rabbit cage. Mr Thatree said there had been 23 rabbits inside the cage but the reptile had eaten 13 of them. “I tried to get the snake out of the cage by hitting it with a stick but it didn’t do any good so I called the rescue officers,” he said. The rescue officers took the boa to a snake farm in Si Mum Muang area and it will later be taken to a natural habitat in Khao Yai. — “5M boa devours rabbits in Pathum Thani” from The Bangkok Post.