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NIHL: Is anybody EIHL ready? (Part 2)

This is the follow-up article (to Part 1) which will highlight another five young British that might well possess the talent EIHL employment. Continue reading NIHL: Is anybody EIHL ready? (Part 2)

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NIHL: Is anybody EIHL ready? (Part 1)

Following the break-up of the EPIHL (the former second-tier) in British ice hockey, the NIHL has attempted to fill the void, with varying degrees of success. This article will canvas five of the best available young talents in the league and make a case for them to make the jump. Continue reading NIHL: Is anybody EIHL ready? (Part 1)

“I used to call him the Deadman”- An interview with Matt Nickerson

Perhaps the most unmistakable figure in Elite League history, Matt Nickerson offers his thoughts and opinions on the British game. An interview which talks about his time in the UK, life as an enforcer, oh and that ban…

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“I kinda put a target on my own back” – An interview with Jay Rosehill

One of the toughest players ever to grace the British game, Jay Rosehill spoke with the endless amounts of passion and he even had time to share a few special words fans just for EIHL fans. This candid interview with the former NHLer lifts the lid on the league’s officiating, life in the UK and much much more…it might even help to change your opinion on one of the EIHL’s biggest characters.  Continue reading “I kinda put a target on my own back” – An interview with Jay Rosehill

EIHL 12th Spot: Third time lucky in (Kingston upon) Hull?

When the Edinburgh Capitals confirmed they wouldn’t be returning for the 2018/9 EIHL season, many believed the Hull Pirates were the natural successor’s for the vacant 12th spot. However, after floating the idea at EIHL board level they decided to remain apart of the NIHL, for now. The management’s deferral has afforded the Pirates more time to assess their long-term options, in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the two failed ventures in British ice hockey’s top-tier. Yet, with a new ice rink reaching its completion in Leeds, time is no longer a friend for the Pirates and their EIHL bid. 

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The Shelter Stronghold back?

Its no secret that since Ryan Finnerty took the helm in Altrincham the roster has been designed to win at home and make it uncomfortable for any vising side. The 2017/8 season saw them finish second overall, largely thanks to an impressive 20-5-3 home record, in which the Shelter became a stronghold. Despite a sluggish start to this years campaign Storm have battled back into play-off contention with a terrific January, in which they have accumulated 15 out of a possible 20 points. The reasons behind this recent upturn in results will be outlined below: Continue reading The Shelter Stronghold back?