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Hockey beyond the Iron Curtain...

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I risked a great deal to smuggle these to you, but I was able to get my hands on a media guide comic from the Mezhdunarodnaya Federatsiya Sotsialisticheskogo Hokkeya (International Socialist Hockey Federation). So that I don't compromise my source, I can only share one page at a time, so here we go.

 

The ISHF is an 8 team league all from Warsaw Pact nations. The first team I was able to get info on is the Baikonur Cosmonauts from the Kazakh SSR.

 

BaikonurCosmonauts.png

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Why is the text in English though? 🤔🤔🤔

 

All jokes aside, this is awesome, as always. I can't wait to see what this brings!

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Easily one of the coolest ideas for a concept series I’ve seen in a while, and the way you’re doing it is really creative. I’m in love with this already, and the logo looks fantastic, reminds me of Marvin the Martian for some reason

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oh my god I'm already in love

 

very Fort Wayne-esque... was that intentional?

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Thanks for all the feedback, it does appear that the Cosmonauts have a similar look to the Fort Wayne Komets, however, the orange uniforms were really meant to copy a cosmonaut's suit with an orange body and white gloves and helmet. The black pants break up the look and add balance, as they looked pretty rough in all orange.

 

Good news folks, my source was able to smuggle me another page, this time from East Berlin. He has assured me that he will be able to deliver the rest, however I do worry for his safety.

 

BerlinBears.png

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I really like Conrad yuri specifically, very creative idea and good excecution too.

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As promised, I just received today's page. The Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) Stags are lead by one of the oldest players in the league, the Soviet answer to Gordie Howe.GorkyStags.png

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Gorky looks great like the rest of them, my only concern is that their uniforms are very similar to Berlin's.

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With security cracking down around the Berlin Wall, I'm not sure what my source will be able to get me, so I'll share another tonight. From the Ukrainian SSR, the Kiev Tridents.

 

KievTridents.png

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Im not the biggest hockey nerd or fan, so I couldn’t tell you if these look good or bad. But this presentation and story is so out of the box and I love it!

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6 hours ago, JCRGraphix said:

With security cracking down around the Berlin Wall, I'm not sure what my source will be able to get me, so I'll share another tonight. From the Ukrainian SSR, the Kiev Tridents.

 

KievTridents.png

It is nice) but trident? in soviet era communists hated this symbol very much, because they fought against UPR(Ukrainian People's Republic) which used trident as coat of arms. 

Nevertheless, this is very cool idea

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Kiev is my fave so far. Looks like you could repurpose it for a Blues concept sometime.

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Good news, my source made it safely with another offering: the Leningrad Hammers...LeningradHammers.png

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This is excellent. So, so excellent. Very well done! 

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16 hours ago, Pava said:

It is nice) but trident? in soviet era communists hated this symbol very much, because they fought against UPR(Ukrainian People's Republic) which used trident as coat of arms. 

Nevertheless, this is very cool idea

Wasn't the Trident also an American nuclear sub that was stationed in Turkey as a deterrent against the USSR?

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I would love to see this as a sports fan fiction.This stuff is crazy good and a true pleasure to withness with my eyes!!!

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