A tough and gritty home performance from the Manchester Storm was just enough to outlast the Nottingham Panthers and ensure the hosts remained within touching distance of the play-off berths. Despite the numbing temperatures in the rink, a hotly contested encounter saw Storm captain Dane Byers roll back the years with a crucial overtime winner, courtesy of a well placed penalty shot.
Following an impressive midweek performance from the Dundee Stars against the table topping Belfast Giants, they leapfrogged Manchester into 9th place (joint 8th in terms of points) which may well have set a few more alarm bells ringing in the Northern home of sport. Recent performances have lead to Finnerty running out of patience with the likes of Dylan Anderson & Brendan Brooks, whilst opting to bring in the big body of Chance Braid. This article will assess the performances of Manchester Storm’s forward group on an individual basis and predict who could be next for the chopping block if results don’t improve. Continue reading Finnerty’s Firing Squad…predicting who’s next
This Sunday at the Guildford Spectrum a rivalry is renewed. For the first time this season, the Flames will be taking on the team beat them to the Patton Conference based on number of games won in regulation time last season after finishing level on points – The Manchester Storm.
The Manchester Storm announced their seventh signing of the off-season this past week, with the return of Canadian winger Dane Byers coming back to Altrincham for a second season following an impressive first year that saw him becoming a fan-favourite at the ‘Storm Shelter’ last term.