The Cardiff Devils couldn’t quite get the win against the Växjö Lakers in their final Champions Hockey League game of the 2018/19 campaign meaning the EIHL side ended this group stage with two points from two overtime losses, and four regulation losses.
Now before the criticism comes, we can honestly learn a lot from the Devils from this. They didn’t quite reach the successes of their previous campaign but this was a huge step up from last year.
Continue reading What we learnt from the Devils overtime loss to Växjö
It’s now or never for the Cardiff Devils, after a promising Champions Hockey League campaign last year where they managed to rack up home wins against HC Davos and the Växjö Lakers, they find themselves coming into the final group game still searching for their first win.
Continue reading What the Devils have to do to beat Växjö
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 Cardiff Devils finish up their 2018/19 Champions Hockey League campaign over the next week as they face the Växjö Lakers at the Vida Arena tonight, before returning home to play host to the reigning SHL champions at Ice Arena Wales next week.
Cardiff are already out of contention for advancing to the next round of the competition after four losses to open their campaign in August and September, but they were never outmatched in their first games against SC Bern and Red Bull Salzburg, keeping the score lines close and even forcing overtime against Bern when they hosted them at IAW.
Continue reading Cardiff Devils need just a point to stop Växjö from advancing
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.
Continue reading Liam Kirk gets first OHL point in Peterborough Petes debut
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.
Continue reading Cardiff Devils impressing early, but have tough trip to the continent
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.
Continue reading Top stories of the opening games of the Champions Hockey League