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Biggs says bye

Forward Tyler Biggs has decided to leave Europ and move back to North America.

Nottingham Panthers forward Tyler Biggs has had a surprise meeting with Coach Rich Chernomaz where he has stated his desire to leave. He has now signed back with his former club Kalamazoo.

In his time at Panthers, Biggs played in 24 games, scored 4 times, assisting 5 times with a total of 9 points. His last goal came for Panthers last night in the 7-2 mauling of the Glasgow Clan.

In my opinion he had a slow start to his time in Nottingham and I felt he went missing in games but he certainly showed promise. Rumour has it that he is looking at other avenues out of Hockey.

Good luck Tyler on behalf of the Panthers faithful I wish you well.

“Let’s Go Panthers”

Photo credit: Panthers Images

Dylan Richard a Panther – One In, One Out.

Nottingham Panthers confirm the signing of 25 year old Canadian forward and release Van Kleef.

Dylan Richard a 25 year old 6’1″ Edmonton native Forward has been signed by Rich Chernomaz for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

Richard has played 24 games this term for HK Nitra of Slovakia, gaining 4 goals and 6 assists, scoring 10 points in total.

The previous season he played for Mangerlud of the Norwegian league. This being his first professional contract. He had a fairly productive season in Scandinavia playing 43 games scoring a respectable 22 goals, 16 assists, scoring 38 points.

Before signing in Norway he was a student at the Penn State University in Pennsylvania and played for them over 4 seasons.

Fans should be able to see him in his first game for Panthers as we play Guildford this Saturday.

Tyler Van Kleef had been on a weekly contract but this has been cancelled after the new arrival.

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Photo credit: Penn State University

My 10 Ice Hockey Pet Peeves

I’m fairly new to hockey, in fact I’ve only been following it for just over a year now. In that year I have a list as long as your arm with things that annoy me on hockey night. I’ve rounded it down to my most annoying 10 (in no particular order)

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Doty departs the Lair

Our number 32 leaves to travel back over the pond.

Jacob Doty, the summer signing from the Glasgow Clan has departed Nottingham Panthers, opting to return back to the ECHL with the Allen Americans.

No specific reason has been given for the departure at this time, however it’s been mentioned that newly married Doty is starting a family in the new year with his new bride Jess.

Doty iced 19 times for Panthers this term, scoring 2 goals and 1 assist with a total of 3 points. He’s no stranger to the ECHL after stints there with Alaska Aces and Missouri Mavericks before coming to the EIHL in 2017.

I’m sure others, who have met Doty, like myself, would agree how much of a top man he is and we wish him and Jess all the best for the future.

Once a Panther always a Panther. Good luck Jacob!

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