Fife Flyers took the first win in their home and away double header against old BNL rivals the Guildford Flames, taking a series lead to 2 – 0 and extend their league win streak to 5.
The Dundee Stars didn’t have a great weekend, going 0-2 in a home and home versus an old rival in the Guildford Flames (we haven’t forgotten the crispy pancake league days).
Going 1/11 on total powerplay attempts and coughing up 10 goals total over two legs unfortunately won’t win a lot of hockey games. Certainly issues of fatigue arose from playing 75 games in 9 days across 13 countries. However there were a couple of high points to discuss and it does seem evident Jordan Cownie is breaking into the top tier of British players in the league which is great to see.
With the announcement of the Philadelphia Flyers new mascot Gritty, something of a debate occurred on the CTP group chat; which EIHL team has the best mascot?
I am unqualified to make this decision. All mascots are valid, and bring joy and entertainment to thousands at each game. However, in the words of hit movie Highlander; “There can only be one!”. Who’s mascot will come out on top? What exactly is Lightening Jack?
And just how many people can I make angry in one post? Let’s go!
With Fife’s hopes of achieving a higher position in the Challenge Cup diminished by the Clan and no further CC games to play, they can fully concentrate on what matters most – racking in those league points and defending their Gardiner Conference title.
After suffering a 2 – 1 Challenge Cup loss to Glasgow Clan on Friday (05/01) and the Challenge Cup now in the rear view it’s time to concentrate on what matters the most, the EIHL.
Series: 1 – 0 Sheffield
It’s time for a double header weekend! The Guildford Flames take on their old BNL rivals, the Dundee Stars home & away in what should be a cracking set of league games to kick off October.
The Hull Pirates have moved quickly to secure the services of Kevin Phillips following his departure from the Guildford Flames just 2 days ago.
Whilst Phillips would have had options to remain in the Elite League, the Beverly born defender has taken the decision to move back home and join his first ever junior club.
Kevin Phillips: “Getting to play back where it all started for me is huge. There’s no better feeling than icing in front of your home crowd, and there is no better home crowd than Hull!
“Just to be clear, I am here to win, I believe that Hewitt has built a team that will win and I can’t wait to be a part of it”.
With Hull expected to move up to the Elite League next season, the move comes as little shock. Already expected to pick up multiple trophies this season and with ambitions of the quadruple, Hull could be unstoppable with Kevin Phillips’ calibre and experience.
Pirates Head Coach Jason Hewitt: “For us to pick up someone of Kev’s calibre is huge. He gives us great experience on our D core and is a guy we will lean on to be a calm steady head back there for us”.