Happy Birthday to the console version of Blades of Steel!

Happy Birthday to the console version of Blades of Steel, first released on the Nintendo Famicom on July 22, 1988. Thanks to PSP at www.patrickscottpatterson.com for the info!

Blades of Steel started as an arcade game!  It used two track balls (for one and two player) to move your player up and down the the ice!  Very innovative at the time!  See the control panel below.

The Game’s stand out feature was the fight button!   Once activated gave you a new screen with two players standing up ready to fight… arcade version down below and NES version was the first photo.  Big difference in graphics but both shared some great game play memories!

This game then got ported over to the NES by Konami!  I remember some parents not happy about the fighting feature in the game but this was way before the video game Rating system!  It had some great box art work too as well!  see below.

It also was on the original gameboy!  It had a really cool feature where you could link up two gameboy handhelds to each other and play against one another… the bummer part was both gameboys had to have the blades of steel cart in to play!   see artwork below.


I have tons of great memories playing both the arcade and the console game!  It is definately in my top 5 hockey video games of all time!  Something I must do for a future article!

Happy Birthday Blades of Steel console version!

PS special thanks to Patrick Scott Patterson for the heads up on this one.  Please visit his website and follow him on all social media platforms. www.patrickscottpatterson.com

Don’t go through life without goals…


Don’t go through life without goals…  yes a play on words with pun intended!

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a bit morbid but…


I had this scheduled for last week.  Not knowing what the future would hold.  The bombing in Bristles happened and I took it down to reschedule it.  I didn’t want it to come across the wrong way.   I posted it yesterday and seemed to get a good response check link here https://www.facebook.com/UpperCornerHockey/photos/a.358873224186215.80614.358708517536019/1018007151606149/?type=3&theater  I just hope no one takes it the wrong way.  I got this hockey meme idea from New Hampshire’s state licenses plates… “live free or die”

Thanks everyone for the support

bring new meaning to puck bunny


A friend sent me this photo from a local store that makes these…    I was going to go with the traditional “Happy Easter” caption on it… but right before I was about to hit save.   I decided to change it =)    See the other one below and let me know if I made the right choice!  Happy Easter Everyone!


The Best Thing I Ever Did was….


The first step in anything is… to believe in yourself.  The old saying is… If you think you can or if you think you can’t… you’re right!    Give yourself a break and believe you can do it.  It might be the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself.


St. Patrick’s Day Hockey snipes and more!


Top of the morning to ya!  I put on a snipe show on St. Patrick’s Day with my new Sher-wood Rekker St Pat’s Day special Edition!  Click the photo to watch of watch the video below.  Hope everyone had a great Day!