An emotional night at the Storm Shelter proved good things do happen to good people, when Mike Hammond scored the game-winner against the visiting Guildford Flames. This game might not have been one for the purists with a fractious opening stanza particularly difficult to enjoy, but it will certainly live long in the memory for the home supporters for one simple reason… Continue reading There’s only one Mike Hammond
The Cardiff Devils have added to their defensive ranks with the signing of 6’1” blue liner Drew Schiestel, after he spent time with EBEL side Medvescak Zagreb and Lørenskog of Norway.
Schiestel joins the Devils following their four-point weekend with wins over the Nottingham Panthers and Dundee Stars, and bolsters a defensive unit that has seen a couple of blows with the loss of Andrew Hotham over the summer, as well as Tom Parisi and Ben Blood leaving the side since the start of the new season.
Good: The Caps went 2-1-0 this week and stole a win from the Colorado Avalanche!
Bad: Kuznetsov (upper body) and Oshie (head) are out, with no definite timetable for return.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to find out what the ugly is.
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!
“Let’s Go Panthers”
The Chicago Blackhawks recently shook the league by firing their coach Joel Quenneville. Of course, every coach gets fired eventually, but it came as a shock that the Blackhawks let Coach Q go after 797 games as head coach. He had been their coach since the 2008-2009 season and Chicago has not finished below .500 in the regular season with him. In fact, over 11 years, the overall points percentage of Coach Q’s Chicago Blackhawks is .627. Over his entire NHL coaching career, he has coached in 1636 games for a points percentage of .609. Which, if you ask me, is pretty good.
Following the eventful midweek game that saw the Milton Keynes Lightning stun the Glasgow Clan, four players have been handed bans by the Elite Leagues Department of Player Safety.
The game which was televised live on Freesports (and met with great reaction for the entertaining game and introduction of referees wearing microphones) saw seven goals and 122 penalty minutes, including two players thrown from the game.
Following the eventful part of the second period, DoPS has released its verdict.