Heading into Hogmanay there were reasons to be cheerful for Dundee Stars’ fans. The previous week they had split the points in a home and home versus Fife Flyers and held out for an impressive road win against league title challengers Belfast Giants. With a record of 12-13-8 the much coveted .500 record, that will be crucial to any playoff aspirations, seemed well within reach. A look ahead at the schedule showed another home and home, this time versus Glasgow Clan as well as a home tie with bottom of the table MK Lightning. Whether the issue was too much turkey or not is still unknown but it felt like a different team returned for the year 2019’s first three fixtures.
It’s the halfway point and the Guildford Flames go into 2019 with their first ever EIHL semi-final to look forward to! But however you dress it up, it’s been a rough December which has separated the best from the rest, and unfortunately, the Flames have fallen into the latter category.
It’s been the busiest time of the season for all hockey clubs; and the Steelers are no exception to the rule. Since we last left the Steelers season, the club have played six games in ten days, garnering a decent return out of them. Let’s look back on those games right now. Continue reading The Steelers Perspective: Merry Christmas Everybody
In what could already be described as a ‘four-pointer’ (in terms of a play-off berth) between Manchester Storm and Glasgow Clan, the visitors ultimately prevailed. A road win which was largely thanks to a dominant opening stanza, which saw the Clan outshoot the hosts 17:7 and open-up a deserved two-goal advantage. Although, it must be noted the affectionately named Goonchester Storm recorded zero penalty minutes, for the first time this season. Continue reading The Boxing Day Hangover
So we’re more or less half way through the season (in other words, teams are close to the 30 game mark), so let’s have a look at who’s leading the race for some of be EIHL awards right now.
In this post we’ll take a look at who could win the following awards;
Forward, Defenseman and Netminder Of The Year, Coach of the Year and British Player of the Year, then some of the more stats based awards we’ll just show you the top three.
So let’s do this.
The Cardiff Devils currently sit second in the EIHL with 38 points, two points off top spot with two games in hand. That’s a very favourable position to be in.
There has been a lot of criticism of this team that I’m not going to get too into, What I am going to do is explain how the Devils have actually improved from last year, the issue is so has the league.
After he was recently released by the financially stricken Milano Rossoblu side from the AlpsHL, it hasn’t taken long for Guillaume Doucet to find his way back to the EIHL.
He’s had stints in Hull, Nottingham, Cardiff and Milton Keynes, and now for the rest of the season, the one time 40-goal scorer will head to the Glasgow Clan for the rest of the 2018/19 season.