Category Archives: Player Profile

EIHL Stars of the Past: Jade Galbraith

Welcome to the start of a new feature that we are going to keep going between us all. We’re going to look at some EIHL Stars of the Past, those players who made quite an impact on us during their time on these shores. To make it even more interesting, some of the names might never have played for the team we individually support.

I bring you the first entry here, Jade Galbraith.

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Liam Kirk and the Arizona Coyotes preparing for Vegas Rookie Faceoff

Liam Kirk will be attending the Arizona Coyotes rookie training camp this month, also representing the Coyotes at a rookie tournament in Las Vegas.

Kirk, who was a seventh round pick of the Coyotes in this summers draft, will fly out to Las Vegas for a three-day tournament against the prospects of the Vegas Golden Knights, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche.

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Winnipeg Jets sign Blake Wheeler to five-year extension

The Winnipeg Jets have put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with team captain Blake Wheeler worth a reported $41.25 million.

His new deal will kick in for the 2019-20 season, increasing his cap hit from it’s current $5.6 million hit, to $8.25 million.

Wheeler was set to become an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season, but instead will lead the team through what looks to be an incredibly exciting time for the Jets organisation, as many of their young stars are hitting their prime.

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Which draft eligible prospects to keep an eye on in the Champions Hockey League

Every year you hear a lot about who’s going to go number on in the draft, and which players inside of North America are the key guys to watch as Canadian and American kids (with the occasional European player plying his junior trade across the pond) gear up for the NHL Draft.

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Flames Legend Series – Fred Perlini

Welcome to the Guildford Flames Legends series. A series which will put the spotlight back onto the great players which formed such a vital part of the history of the club. Players who created many special moments on ice and players who helped build the infrastructure of the club; Cult heroes, championship winners – The very players who we think about when the “good ol’ days” are discussed.

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Giants add Bishop ahead of Bisons clash

The Belfast Giants have completed their roster for the 18/19 season following the announcement that 30-year-old left winger Hunter Bishop has signed up for the upcoming season. The announcement was made at the Giants open training session on Thursday night.

Bishop played three years of college hockey in the NCAA with stints at both the University of North Dakota and Ohio State University. After his second year at Ohio he made the step up to the AHL with the Hamilton Bulldogs where he spent the next couple of seasons.

He then spent a year with several loan spells. But it was his last that saw him end up at the Manchester Monarchs where he ended up staying for a full year.

In the 14-15 season Bishop decided to make the move to Europe to the EBEL with Olimpija Ljubljana where he spent a year and posted 36 points in 48 games. He has spent the last three seasons with HC Innsbruck where he put up 116 points in 141 games.

The announcement come just before the Giants begin their preseason campaign with the return of the Manitoba Bisons to the SSE Arena. The USports team split a two-game series last season with the Giants with the university side taking the first 6-4 but the Giants answering back with a 7-6 overtime victory the following night.

The Bisons have already been in action against EIHL teams in the lead up to the game. First up they visited the Manchester Storm and came up short in a 4-3 win for the home side. They followed this up by a trip to Kirkcaldy to face the Fife Flyers and skated away with a 2-1 win.
This will be the only preseason action the Giants take part in as they start their season on September 8th with a road trip to Dundee to start the defence of the Challenge Cup.

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