First time on OHF...
You have come to the OHF site (Original Hockey Fans). We want you to take part in its creation.
If you live in a hockey-playing country, write about your local hockey
scene! If you live in a non-hockey playing country, write how you feel
about hockey and how we could spread the game.
Tell us about anything concerned with hockey or about the life
of hockey fans . Write about your travels across half the world to watch
your team's matches!
Do you watch hockey on TV and are you satisfied with the quality of
the match broadcasting you get?
Tell us if you prefer another sport to hockey (impossible!!!) and why?
Are you a hockey-player yourself? We want to know!
Has your fan club meet a fans club from abroad and did you get
pissed together. Write about it!
Are you on a downer in summer like us, when there is no hockey?
Are you a webmaster of a cool amateur hockey website?
If you want to write a short message, use our "comments feature" (Chat)
Send us longer articles with pictures, statistics and links to
email@example.com ? We'll put it on!
Contact us and give us your opinions and views !
This website's webmasters are from Czech - country of world and Olympic
We say that the Canadians invented hockey but the Czechs perfected
it !! :-)
Our focus is to bring you news of the Czech Hockey scene, but we want
information concerning the worldwide hocky situation and for this we want
you to participate.
Its better to use the English language, but we can also translate
German and put it on. Unfortunately we can't promise translation from other
languages at the moment. Maybe you can help us with this ?
Originally this noncomercial, independent, slightly non-leagal / underground
site was founded as a funpage just in the czech language - see the blue
articel below. In 1999 we added the actual list of Czech
hockey transfers and in summer 2000 we are starting world.ohf.cz
by ROJ #1
Language correction by Rich
The way OHF was founded
(by Roj, OHF#1, 1998)
In the beginning there was chaos.........
Nobody knew anybody, everyone watched hockey and we all went to support
our favorite clubs. Apart from the interest in the game of our stars, we
were all enthralled by the magic formula written on the ice - www.hokej.cz!
Many normal fans didn't understand it at all, but there were a few of us
lucky enough to be connected to the internet. So we tried it, and it worked!
Apart from the hockey articles there was a tempting button called "Fans
reactions" especially for us. So we started to give our impressions through
our keyboards and gradually the arguments about who's' team was the best
stopped and we moved to more constructive comments and discussions.
Then along came Nagano and the amazing event in the Old town square
when WE WON !!, possibly the best experience for any Czech hockey fan.
It was not surprising that the people communicating through the web site
wanted to meet other fans and where was the best place? In the pub of course.
There was only few of us at first, but no start is easy.
After the first few meetings we organized the trip to the World Championship
in Basel (1998). It was there that we decided to set up some completely
non official pages, which would be open for everyone. Then the real meetings
were visited by more and more fans and if it does not sound like a soap
opera from our "favourshit" channel TV Nova, I would say we became friends
You can catch us on x-chat in the
"OHF" room, or you can contact us at our
own chat Some of us have also founded two hockeyball teams, which play
the Second Prague Hockeyball League.
(01-07-00) Welcome to the OHF site!
In many places on our planet ice hockey is one of the most popular sports,
elsewhere it is only of marginal interest. There are places where people
know of ice hockey only from postage stamps.
To promote interest about ice hockey, to exchange information, which
is usually not available to a hockey fan, also to make new friends, to
get to know people from other countries, to make possible meetings during
international events and have fun - those are the main goals of a new hockey
project which will start on July 1, 2000. It is called OHF (Opravdovi Hokejovi
Fanousci; in English Original Hockey Fans). The name of OHF comes from Czech and means in translation REAL
HOCKEY FANS. The meaning of this connection may differ. Anyone can imagine
under OHF his or her own description.
For me OHF is a group of people who love hockey, who are devoted to it
and can hardly imagine their lives without it. They like fair play, admit
the quality of their opponents and do not go the hockey game to punish
the fans supporting the other team.
Using proper English we would like to bring you information, commentaries
and traditional and untraditional looks on hockey events in the whole world.
This site is produced by hockey fans for the other hockey fans. There is
no closed group "producing" these pages. We are open to everyone! Remember,
it is made BY and FOR OHF! Those of you who do not think they are able
to write an article in proper English, nevermind. Send what you can!
All articles udergo language correction. We will emphasize the content
quality of our articles.
The idea to found international OHF appeared in April 2000 in the Czech
Republic - in the country of Olympic and World Champions. The Czech version
has already existed since 1998. If you want to find out more about how
OHF was founded and which were the main ideas, click HERE.
Just as in love and war, in a hockey project it is important to know
when to start. The time to start was chosen intentionally for July 1 to
build the bottom line of these pages during the two months, to enter a
new hockey season being prepared.
Finnish author Mika Waltari once said that who drank once from the river
of Nile is passionate to see the Nile again. We hope that everyone who
opens our pages just once will be passionate to come back again.
(Corrected by Elmer