Inspiration comes from Egyptian Hockey, UPDATED with Response from Egyptian PRO hockey player!!!!

Thanks to Hockey Community for making us aware of this.  First the amazing video: Egyptian kids playing hockey in the middle of a mall.  An obscurely, beautiful Diana Ross song chirps “If there’s a cure for this, I don’t want until morning.”

The game is stunning, three stick tap face offs, and it’s go time. NOTE, YOU MUST CLICK ON VIDEO TWICE (ironically because of censorship from unfree countries, but it’s clean and works!):

Below is the email I sent. Anxious as I wrote it.  What do I say to a people who’s world is being torn apart?  One thing I know, If there’s a cure for that, the sooner the better.  I hope this works:

From: Rocque Trem <>
Date: February 4, 2011 8:52:31 PM EST
Subject: Hello from Hockey Fans in USA
First off, I hope I find you and your friends and family safe.  I’m writing you from the USA.  Obviously, we have very little real comprehension of what is going on in your country, but I was hoping as part of the hockey fraternity, we can try to get a clear understanding. 

If you are able, can you offer some insight into what is going on and what it’s like to be in the middle of it?  Also, I’m guessing it’s secondary but can you tell me about hockey in Egypt and how, if any, things have changed during the unrest.  Perhaps its still able to bring you some sort of normalcy and peace.  Please know that we care over here.

Your friends from

IT DID WORK!!!! The response below from my new hockey friend, Youssef Ossama seems to find them well.  His slightly broken english seemed positive and upbeat.  Most of all, its clear that they love hockey and are happy.  Which makes me happy.  Actual email:

Begin forwarded message:
From: Youssef Ossama <>
Date: February 5, 2011 12:55:28 PM EST
To: <>
Subject: RE: Hello from Hockey Fans in USA
yeah every think is nice , Ice-hockey here in Egypt is rare sport , there’s no union for ice-hockey nor international team here , but we created our ice-hockey team 8 years ago and nw we are professional players , but we steel playing friendly matches every week ,
thanks you for asking

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