Everyone loves a player interview, right? Hearing their thoughts on the previous games or the upcoming round of fixtures? How they’re performing, thoughts on the team? Well, you’ll find none of that here behind the bench! Throughout this season, I will attempt to get as many Flames players as I can to answer 15 questions in 90 seconds.
After the departure of Mike Clemente in the off season, the Manchester Storm were without a solid shot stopper going into the new season.
It was then that a young Canadian shotstopper from the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL arrived, a legit prospect that was one league away from the show in his time with Providence in the AHL, Ginn has always held a very impressive save percentage in the 90% range.
The Toronto Maple Leafs improved to 2-1-0, following a thrilling 7-6 OT win over the Chicago Blackhawks. However, one leaf wasn’t there to celebrate. William Nylander is still in Sweden as contract negotiations between his camp and the team seem to have met a brick wall, but which side will blink first?
It’s the first day of October, that time of year when most of our American cousins start to get really excited about the upcoming season, we are three weeks in. The standings are all over the place due to games played, won or lost and the Fife Flyers are celebrating their 80th birthday in style with a game celebrating their longevity. “It was a good event, a lot of fans came out to watch. It’s a pretty big achievement for the club and it was an honour to play in.” I got the chance to catch up with Kirkcaldy boy Reece Cochrane to talk about all things Fife Flyers.
Last week saw the Flyers play one match and get the Win to put themselves in 2nd place in the league.
This weekend saw Fife play the Glasgow Clan on Friday night in the Challenge Cup and tonight, the Sheffield Steelers in the league.
The Hull Pirates have moved quickly to secure the services of Kevin Phillips following his departure from the Guildford Flames just 2 days ago.
Whilst Phillips would have had options to remain in the Elite League, the Beverly born defender has taken the decision to move back home and join his first ever junior club.
Kevin Phillips: “Getting to play back where it all started for me is huge. There’s no better feeling than icing in front of your home crowd, and there is no better home crowd than Hull!
“Just to be clear, I am here to win, I believe that Hewitt has built a team that will win and I can’t wait to be a part of it”.
With Hull expected to move up to the Elite League next season, the move comes as little shock. Already expected to pick up multiple trophies this season and with ambitions of the quadruple, Hull could be unstoppable with Kevin Phillips’ calibre and experience.
Pirates Head Coach Jason Hewitt: “For us to pick up someone of Kev’s calibre is huge. He gives us great experience on our D core and is a guy we will lean on to be a calm steady head back there for us”.
Feature image credit – HullPirates.com
September was as mixed as it could be for the Guildford Flames. 8 games, 4 wins, 4 losses. Broken out by competition: 4 league games, 2 wins, 2 losses. Exactly the same record in the Challenge Cup.