The Nottingham Panthers have made a huge decision, at this critical point in the season, by deciding to relieve Rich Chernomaz of his coaching duties, effective immediately. Continue reading Breaking News: Rich Chernomaz axed by the Panthers!
My late father was a man who shared many pearls of wisdom to me. He would advise anyone who sought his opinion on this and that. One of the things he taught me was to give it all and put it on the line even if things are sometimes against you. I think you can apply that to whatever sport you play, it was certainly something I applied in the years I played competitive Sunday League football. That was a harsh reality.
Hockey is no different.
Following a tough weekend that saw the Sheffield Steelers fall out of a playoff spot as the second half of the season pushes on, they have released three players ahead of this weekends action.
Netminder Matt Climie and forwards Justin Buzzeo and Stefan Della Rovere have all been released from their contracts, with the club looking to announce new recruits shortly, and hopeful of bringing a new face in before the teams next games against the Milton Keynes Lightning in a double header weekend.
A dominating home performance from the Manchester Storm saw them secure only a second four-point weekend of the season, courtesy of some relentless forechecking pressure. The hosts outworked and outplayed the visiting Fife Flyers for large parts of the game and not many would dispute the result. In what was perhaps the most committed and determined effort from the Storm, a 7-4 scoreline was somewhat flattering for the Flyers, who benefited from three powerplay goals.
Following Team GBs opening game loss to Lithuania on Sunday night, they responded in spectacular fashion in their second game as they met South Korea.
The two sides couldn’t be separated at the end of regulation last time around, needing a shootout to crown South Korea victorious on their way to a silver medal finish in Dumfries, while GB had to settle for bronze.
The poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote a poetic narrative called “The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner” in 1798. It is probably one of the best poems I’ve actually read, and is a masterpiece of English Literature. So what does this have to do with hockey I hear you ask? Well it concerns a curse that befalls someone, and a certain French-Canadian has had his own curse: one he was so willing to end.
Great Britain’s Under 20s side have arrived in Tallinn, Estonia ahead of the IIHF Division 2A World Junior championships, and straight away the team coached by Slava Koulikov made a statement of intent just days before the opening puck drop.
With GB facing Lithuania in their opening game on Sunday night, they took to the ice on Wednesday in the first of two warm up games in preparation for the tournament, where they’re among the favourites to secure a medal and could even bring back gold and promotion to Division 1B.