Category Archives: EIHL

Statiscally speaking, the Cardiff Devils are better this year

The Cardiff Devils currently sit second in the EIHL with 38 points, two points off top spot with two games in hand. That’s a very favourable position to be in.

There has been a lot of criticism of this team that I’m not going to get too into, What I am going to do is explain how the Devils have actually improved from last year, the issue is so has the league.

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Breaking News: Steelers Re-Sign John Armstrong

The rumour is true, John Armstrong is returning to Sheffield.

This news was announced after the Steelers had slipped to an 0-2 reverse on home ice to Danny Stewart’s Coventry Blaze. Steelers will be hoping that the Canadian centre’s return to Sheffield proves the catalyst for their season. Continue reading Breaking News: Steelers Re-Sign John Armstrong

How Layne Ulmer quietly became the joint top scorer for the Devils this year

If I told you that Joey Martin leads all Cardiff Devils in goals scored this year in League, Challenge Cup and Champions Hockey League action, you’d believe me right?

Well, he is top with 19 goals, but he’s not alone. One other player shares that lead and its 38-year-old Layne Ulmer who’s had a great start to the season, especially in Challenge Cup and CHL action. Also it is worth noting, there is a question about whether a goal in the Devils overtime loss to the Glasgow Clan should also be awarded to Ulmer, so if that changes then it means Ulmer has the lead on the team with 20.

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Last minute Christmas shopping

As the festive shoppers brave the cold to rush around high streets and market stalls, we take a quick look through the list of current free agents that have recent Elite League experience. The names on his list might have a few front office’s tempted to shuffle the deck or bolster the ranks before the hectic New Year schedule… Continue reading Last minute Christmas shopping

Jordan Cownie (He’s one of our own)

Hometown heroes are great for any club. Luckily there are a few in the EIHL. Ben O’Connor for Sheffield, Matt Myers of Cardiff and Robert Farmer of Nottingham to name a few. The Stars organisation were thankful to have had the service of John Dolan at all levels for almost 15 years. A solid depth player in recent years in the EIHL with terrific hockey sense and a good eye for goal. He was generally good for 25-30 points a year and even handy in the shootout. This until the 2016/17 season when it became apparent he would not return for the Stars at the top flight.

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Doucet returns to the EIHL

After he was recently released by the financially stricken Milano Rossoblu side from the AlpsHL, it hasn’t taken long for Guillaume Doucet to find his way back to the EIHL.

He’s had stints in Hull, Nottingham, Cardiff and Milton Keynes, and now for the rest of the season, the one time 40-goal scorer will head to the Glasgow Clan for the rest of the 2018/19 season.

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The Flying D man

Ladies and gentlemen, in this article I wanted to consider a player who in our elite years has played fantastic hockey, is a great pro, a great guy in general and loved by both the fans and his team mates? Yes that’s right, number 7 Derek Keller.

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