Ervins Mustukovs, Latvian native and two time player for the Sheffield Steelers. The 32 year old netminder came back to Sheffield at the beginning of this season after being invited by coach Paul Thompson with an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Continue reading Behind the Mask #6 | Ervins Mustukovs: Sheffield Steelers
Mike Clemente has played goalie for 20 years, from playing in North America in the AHL, college hockey at Brown University to playing in Denmark and now in the UK’s Elite League, he has many stories to tell about his time playing the game we all know and love.
Continue reading Behind the Mask #5 | Mike Clemente: Manchester Storm
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Miika Wiikman is in his second season with the GMB Nottingham Panthers and is arguably one of the best net-minders in the Elite Ice Hockey League. This season he has won silverware for the club along with the rest of the team and secured the Continental Cup for the Panthers, making them one of the first British clubs to ever do so as well as qualifying for the Champions Hockey League for next season. Though as always, this interview seeks to take you Behind the Mask and into the mind somewhat of the man who wears it.
Continue reading Behind the Mask #4 | Miika Wiikman: Nottingham Panthers
Braehead goaltender Gary Russell was last seen against Coventry in the Skydome, this time The Blaze travel up to Braehead to take on Ryan Finnerty’s boys in purple.
Continue reading Behind The Mask #3 | Gary Russell: Braehead Clan
Ben Bowns is the starting goaltender for the EIHL’s Cardiff Devils and one of the consistent choices for the Great Britain Ice Hockey team. Having played hockey from a young age, Ben has always been passionate about the game. Chasing The Puck recently got the chance to go behind the mask and find out a bit more about what makes this goalie tick. We discover a bit more about his love of dogs and who his celebrity man crush is.
Continue reading Behind The Mask #2 | Ben Bowns: Cardiff Devils
Born in Canada in 1985, Brian Stewart is the youngest of his family, having an older brother he fondly remembers playing street hockey with as a child.
Continue reading Behind The Mask #1 | Brian Stewart: Coventry Blaze