It’s no secret that coming into this years Champions Hockey League, the Cardiff Devils had a tough test ahead of them.
They had a back-to-back SHL and NLA champion in their group with the Växjö Lakers and SC Bern, as well as the back-to-back EBEL runners up with Red Bull Salzburg, who had won the league three times in the years before their consecutive second place finishes.
Continue reading Champions Hockey League Group G all but decided heading into final game day
The Islanders’ season is up and running and the Isles are 2-1-0 from their first three games.
A perhaps fortunate win over the Carolina Hurricanes was followed up by a defeat to a strong Nashville Predators team, in which the Islanders turned in a spirited performance. That all culminated in an opening week high for the visit of the Sharks on Monday night – a time slow which tends to bring out the worst in the Islanders.
Continue reading Isles Issues #3: Reasons to be cheerful – Parts I, II, III
The Dundee Stars didn’t have a great weekend, going 0-2 in a home and home versus an old rival in the Guildford Flames (we haven’t forgotten the crispy pancake league days).
Going 1/11 on total powerplay attempts and coughing up 10 goals total over two legs unfortunately won’t win a lot of hockey games. Certainly issues of fatigue arose from playing 75 games in 9 days across 13 countries. However there were a couple of high points to discuss and it does seem evident Jordan Cownie is breaking into the top tier of British players in the league which is great to see.
Continue reading Dundee Stars 2 – 4 Guildford Flames (What the replay should say)
Yesterday’s Western-conference face off in Winnipeg saw NHL returnee, Ilya Kovalchuk net his first goal as an LA King.
Continue reading Kovalchuk nets his first goal as a King, but PP woes continue for LA in narrow loss to the Jets
This past weekend saw Rounds 8 and 9 of matches taking place in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) over in Germany as just nine points separate first and tenth positions in the standings, but we are still very much in the early days of the season and a long way to go yet.
Continue reading DEL Roundup
It’s nearly a month since the 2018/19 season began and the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League currently sit top of the East Division with a 5-2-0 record, with the team gearing up for a meeting with the Erie Otters early Friday morning for us here in the UK.
For one Brit the game will be on at a normal time as Liam Kirk continues his impressive start to his OHL career ahead of the 7pm ET face off on Thursday night.
Continue reading Liam Kirk and the Peterborough Petes gearing up for three games in three days
October 8th 1993, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim would take to the ice for the first time in regular season to open up their first NHL campaign in Franchise history facing off against the Detroit Redwings. Fast forward to October 8th 2018, the Anahiem Ducks are once more face to face with the Detroit Redwings as they celebrate the 25 year milestone.
Continue reading Ducks down Redwings in 25 year celebration.