Thursday, January 26, 2006

Feline International Tub Hockey Federation

By Derby Slap-Shot

A recent challenge was put out between cats in North America. Magoo, of Alberta Canada, and Edsel, of the mitten state, had meows back and forth about who would be the best tub hockey players.

It was decided that the best way to resolve this would be to form a tub hockey league. The governing body being the Feline International Tub Hockey Federation(FITHL) has been formed. The Canada group has posted the “Official Rules of Tub Hockey” on January 16.

The FITHL has also posted the basic Cat Bargaining Agreement(CBA) on January 23rd. All cats wishing to participate should read and resolve to abide by both the rules and bargaining agreement. The various human, beans or two legged ones of each cat must also uphold their part of the CBA

Numerous participates have expressed an interest in playing. There is a strong contingent of possible teams being formed in the Great Lakes Region, but participants have expressed an interest as far south as Tennessee and one even from Australia. Practice sessions are being conducted now and final teams rosters are being set. Team logos and colors should be available soon.

It is hoped that a round robin banquet, excuse me, tournament may be held in the near future. Stay tuned for this exciting new sport.

If participates work hard enough maybe this could become an Olympic sport in future years.


  1. Nice summary of events so far Derby. We've got so much happening back & forth that it's good to have a reporter keeping track of events!!!

  2. Gosh, I thought we invented tub hockey here at Caturday. We called it bathtub ping pong and it was good for hours of entertainment. Fergus would have been a champ, he could run from one end of the house to the other passing a ping pong ball from one paw to the other and never miss. I always wanted to build an arena for him to play in, like a skateboard park. I do have some video of him in the tub but I haven't been able to face watching it yet.

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  4. Henry - where, exactly, is the penalty box located?? (I'm almost afraid to ask...)


  5. Thanks Derby! You're a great reporter!

  6. I'm very excited about this new league. Can I be a cheerleader? who do I need to talk to about this?

  7. If we were still living in Indiana, we would join up right away. I think it will be too hard for us to play from Italy. Can we sign up to be long distance cheerleaders or is that too girly?
    Opus and Roscoe

    PS. Thanks for all of the Colts updates! You are the best! Our Mom hasn't stopped crying, but her friend from Pittsburg (also living in Italy) hasn't stopped laughing. Humans!

  8. It all sounds way to citing!!! WE hopes to have Princess Mia on board as a cheerleader with us and even Opus and Roscoe, there are boy cheerleaders alla time.

  9. You're a real good reporter, Derby!Thank you :)

  10. Great reporting, Derby. I can almost taste the robins already.


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