After dismantling Cardiff Devils, the defending champions, 8-1 in their own arena will anybody stop Belfast this season? The table toppers are 15-1-0 since the beginning of October and that record its even more impressive which you consider the current fixture run, ten away games in a row. After a brief return home for the Continental Cup this week (which they could see them pick-up their first piece of silverware this season), the Giants will be back on the road for another seven straight. As a result, this group of players were rightfully called road warriors by Head Coach, Adam Keefe, in a recent interview. Moreover, this time on the road appears to have bonded a largely new group and could well make them the team to beat this year. Continue reading Belfast Giants: The Road Warriors
With apologies to KISS; the first rock band I ever listened to at the tender age of five.
It’s certainly been a crazy time for us Steelers supporters. Another new signing, the Challenge Cup draw, a home goal fest and the extension of an unwanted record. All of these packaged into one week. It’s never dull at all these days. Welcome to my thoughts of the Steelers week that was, thoughts which are not those of the club itself or its staff.
A remarkable performance from the Manchester Storm second line ensured victory over the lowly Milton Keynes Lightning. In a typically tenacious encounter in Altrincham, there were 68 penalty minutes, 7 goals, 2 fights and 1 game misconduct. What more could you want on the small-ice?
Things have certainly started to look rosier in the Sheffield Steelers garden recently. Results have started to pick up and there are definitive signs that the dark mist which had enveloped the club in the opening month, is starting to clear. As always, what you are about to read are my own views and opinions; and not that of the Sheffield Steelers themselves.
A fabulous display of forechecking pressure from the Manchester Storm forwards laid out the blueprint for how to be successful in the Shelter. The Fife Flyers entered with some of the best offensive talent in the league, but they were made to struggle on Saturday night.
Ahead of this weekend’s action we will take look at the best and worst Elite League signings to date! The list has been created with help from the CTP team! Continue reading The best and the worst EIHL signings so far
The off-season saw the departure of blueliners: Ryan Trenz, Matt Stanisz, Paul Swindlehurt & utility-man Nate Fleming, and with Manchester Storm currently languishing in 9th position we will take a closer look at this years blueline. Continue reading Manchester Storm: Blueline Battle