Following his departure from the MK Lightning, Grigors has now signed with the new (old?) SNL team, the Murrayfield Racers.
The Glasgow Clan have just announced they’ve parted ways with the Canadian forward.
With Great Britain returning to the top group of International Ice Hockey for the first time since 1994, and Liam Kirk being drafted into the NHL, it’s an exciting time for British Ice Hockey, so what better time to examine each EIHL teams top prospect.
Now to define “top prospect” I’ll be looking at players who are on either a one-way or two-way deal with an EIHL team currently and are 23-years-old or younger, and British. If you want to see more about the top young stars of the EIHL from all nations, click here to see our countdown from 25 – 11, and here to see our countdown from 10 – 1 of our list of the top 25 players aged 25 or younger.
After the news broke of the financial status of EBEL side Medvescak Zagreb, it meant a few former EIHLers were potentially looking for work again.
Rumours and hopes of players such as John Armstrong, Yann Suavé and even David Brine making a return to the EIHL started, but one player many wanted to sign for their team has now confirmed to not be returning.
It’s no secret that Charles Linglet has been a huge hit with the Cardiff Devils this year.
For the past few years it seemed as though nobody was going to come close to knocking Joey Martin off that points leader for the team spot, but this year, Linglet is not only leading the Devils, but also one of the league leaders with 34 point in 24 games, good enough for tied second among all skaters, and just one point behind league leader Blair Riley.
Episode 6 of Behind the Bench is here! And as I said last week, this interview is kinda festive despite being recorded a little while ago now at the Flames bowling night. By festive, I don’t mean that any of the players broke into a chorus of Jingle Bells, but thanks to the wonders of beer, we did get a bit of a Bad Santa impression!
Jakub Vrana has four points (2G/2A) this week after being held scoreless for three games straight to close out the month of November.
Vrana is four goals away from matching his career high of thirteen (2017-18) and five assists from his career high of fourteen assists (also during 2017-18). With nine more points this season, Vrana will also match his career high, all of which look easily within reach. He’s been a monster at even strength, with every one of his goals and all but one of his assists coming at even strength, and while his shooting percentage is hovering around 17%, he’s making the most of good linemates and scoring opportunities.
This increase in offense coming despite a two minute increase in average ice time for game means that Vrana, despite some minor slips here and there, is adjusting nicely to a scoring role on the Capitals. As his ELC (expiring in July 2019) comes to a close, making gains on career highs across the board is a very good sign for Vrana’s future earning opportunities and could secure himself a spot on the Capitals well past the Seattle Expansion Draft.