It’s the very best hockey has to offer, a game 7 showdown for the championship. The game 7 in question will decide the winner of the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs. For Toronto hockey fans it sparks memories of utter disappointment while for Texas fans it is a welcome relief, having been able to keep the series alive on Tuesday night.
Czechoslovakia split and became the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Bill Clinton became the 42nd US President and the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup. We haven’t had a Canadian team win ever since.
Braehead Clan have confirmed the signing of 6 foot 3 Canadian goalie Joel Rumpel for the new season.
Rumpel joins the Clan from the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, where he also had spells with the Allen Americans and Cincinnati Cyclones. He has also made sporadic appearances in the AHL with the San Jose Barracuda and a brief spell at the Stockton Heat.
Not content with having a record breaking season (scoring 56 points in 44 games), and leading SHL points scoring in both regular season and playoffs, the Canucks prospect has just been named the Young Player of the Year at the 2018 European Hockey Awards in Prague, Czech Republic.
We’re not that far away from the beginning of the 2018/19 season and whilst most teams within the Elite League are announcing their rosters and engaging with their fan base keeping interests peaked and the wheels moving, Fife Flyers have gone almost quite, with no new signing announcements and an extreme lack of PR.
Is Fife Flyers that old relative that refuses to embrace a new way of life?
Following the fiasco in Edinburgh that ultimately ended with the Capitals folding and the Racers being denied entry to the league, the EIHL has settled on an 11 team format for the coming season. There has been plenty of discussion regarding who could fill the 12th spot but none of them have included Bristol, until now.