Liam Kirk made his Ontario Hockey League debut last night for the Peterborough Petes, shortly after he was released from the NHLs Arizona Coyotes training camp.
The Petes selected Kirk with their first of two picks in the 2018 CHL Import Draft, after the Arizona Coyotes selected the young British forward in the seventh round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
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The Cardiff Devils began their Champions Hockey League campaign in much better fashion than they did last year.
They were made to look silly in their opening game last year which ended in a 10 – 1 scoreline to HC Davos in the Valiant Arena in Switzerland, before picking up a second loss days later against Bili Tygri Liberec of the Czech Republic, in a 5 – 2 loss. But we all know what happened when the Welsh side returned home, picking up shock wins against Davos and Sweden’s Växjö Lakers.
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The 2018/19 Champions Hockey League is in full swing now, and after four days of competition, some teams are flying out of the gates as expected, while other teams have really surprised the hockey world with performances you wouldn’t expect.
In this post, we’ll discuss some of the top moments from the opening weekend of the CHL.
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The Cardiff Devils go into their long road trip in the Champions Hockey League, just two points (and goal difference) away from second place in Group G.
SC Bern sit top of the Group with five points from one win and one overtime win, the Växjö Lakers and Red Bull Salzburg occupy the second and third spot, with the Lakers second through goal difference, while the Devils currently sit in last place with a loss and an overtime loss giving them a point.
A first period blitz from Red Bull Salzburg was enough for the Austrian side to seal the victory on Thursday night, and then last night the Devils were able to take one point in an overtime loss, in a game that in reality they deserved more points than they got.
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The Cardiff Devils got a bit of good news ahead of their meeting with SC Bern in their second game of their Champions Hockey League campaign as Bern forward Mark Arcobello will miss the game through suspension, the first one of the 2018/19 CHL season.
The 30-year old forward received a one game ban from the CHL following an incident stemming from Bern’s 2 – 1 win over the Växjö Lakers.
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If you thought Thursday nights match up with Red Bull Salzburg was a tough test for the Cardiff Devils, then you’re in for a treat on Saturday when SC Bern come to Ice Arena Wales.
Cardiff dropped their opening game 5 – 2 against the two-time Austrian league runners up, but it’s a bigger test coming in to their second game as they host the back-to-back Swiss league champions, who are fresh off a 2 – 1 win over one of the tournament favourites, the Växjö Lakers.
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Coming into this years Champions Hockey League, the Devils couldn’t have asked for much more of a tough group to be drawn into.
After facing Vaxjo Lakers, Bili Tygri Liberec and HC Davos last year, the test is even tougher this year as they face two teams who like themselves are back-to-back league champions in the Vaxjo (who they managed to beat at home last year) as well as SC Bern.
The other side, Red Bull Salzburg may not be the Austrian league reigning champions, but they’re not far off it. The past two seasons they’ve finished as runners up, the three years before that? They were back-to-back-to-back champions. It’s a tough group.
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