Category Archives: Ice Hockey

Steelers release three after fifth straight defeat

Following a tough weekend that saw the Sheffield Steelers fall out of a playoff spot as the second half of the season pushes on, they have released three players ahead of this weekends action.

Netminder Matt Climie and forwards Justin Buzzeo and Stefan Della Rovere have all been released from their contracts, with the club looking to announce new recruits shortly, and hopeful of bringing a new face in before the teams next games against the Milton Keynes Lightning in a double header weekend.

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Dundee Stars – a forgettable New Year and double redemption.

Heading into Hogmanay there were reasons to be cheerful for Dundee Stars’ fans. The previous week they had split the points in a home and home versus Fife Flyers and held out for an impressive road win against league title challengers Belfast Giants. With a record of 12-13-8 the much coveted .500 record, that will be crucial to any playoff aspirations, seemed well within reach. A look ahead at the schedule showed another home and home, this time versus Glasgow Clan as well as a home tie with bottom of the table MK Lightning. Whether the issue was too much turkey or not is still unknown but it felt like a different team returned for the year 2019’s first three fixtures.

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Flattering the Flyers

A dominating home performance from the Manchester Storm saw them secure only a second four-point weekend of the season, courtesy of some relentless forechecking pressure. The hosts outworked and outplayed the visiting Fife Flyers for large parts of the game and not many would dispute the result. In what was perhaps the most committed and determined effort from the Storm, a 7-4 scoreline was somewhat flattering for the Flyers, who benefited from three powerplay goals.

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Flames & Blaze in Doubleheader Spectacular!

6 periods, 2 overtime periods, a shootout, 5 netminders and 25 goals. For fans of both teams, it was spectacular, it was dramatic, but it was equally infuriating as the offence amazed, the defence collapsed, timeouts were called, goalies were pulled and at the end of it, both the Guildford Flames and Coventry Blaze came away with 3 points apiece.

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Huge response for Team GB in big win over South Korea

Following Team GBs opening game loss to Lithuania on Sunday night, they responded in spectacular fashion in their second game as they met South Korea.

The two sides couldn’t be separated at the end of regulation last time around, needing a shootout to crown South Korea victorious on their way to a silver medal finish in Dumfries, while GB had to settle for bronze.

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Continental Cup Super Final – Day 3 Recap

It was the third and final day yesterday of the 2019 IIHF Continental Cup. After winning their opening two games apiece, Kazakhstan’s Arlan Kokshetau and the Elite League’s Belfast Giants locked horns to see who would be the latest winners of this tournament. Prior to the Final, GKS Katowice and HK Gomel faced off earlier in a dead rubber game which would determine who would finish in third place. Here’s how it all unfolded.

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