The Cardiff Devils couldn’t quite get the win against the Växjö Lakers in their final Champions Hockey League game of the 2018/19 campaign meaning the EIHL side ended this group stage with two points from two overtime losses, and four regulation losses.
Now before the criticism comes, we can honestly learn a lot from the Devils from this. They didn’t quite reach the successes of their previous campaign but this was a huge step up from last year.
Continue reading What we learnt from the Devils overtime loss to Växjö
Hockey is back! Well it was, thanks to the incomprehensible scheduling of the NHL we are left with a night without anything to do but twiddle our thumbs and wait. So it is an ideal time to have a review of the team struggling to start the season on the right foot and are still without a single victory.
Continue reading NHL: Three Teams Left Without a Win
It’s no secret that coming into this years Champions Hockey League, the Cardiff Devils had a tough test ahead of them.
They had a back-to-back SHL and NLA champion in their group with the Växjö Lakers and SC Bern, as well as the back-to-back EBEL runners up with Red Bull Salzburg, who had won the league three times in the years before their consecutive second place finishes.
Continue reading Champions Hockey League Group G all but decided heading into final game day
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The NHL season is just about upon us, and while it’s going to be an exciting year of hockey and late nights for us UK hockey fans and we’re in no way trying to wish the season away, a few of us here at Chasing the Puck have taken it upon ourselves to predict who will be winning awards at the end of the season, but as individual players, and also some team awards.
Some awards were not discussed, like the William M. Jennings award, Mark Messier Leadership awards among others because we’re really in no position to judge who is going to get those, and to be honest, you’ll probably think we’re in no position to judge who wins any of them, but we did it anyway, so we may as well share the results.
First up, the team awards.
Continue reading Chasing the Predictions – A way too early prediction of the NHL awards
It’s been a dream start for Arizona Coyotes prospect Liam Kirk in the early part of his OHL career, helping the Peterborough Petes to a perfect 3 – 0 record.
Last night against the Niagara Ice Dogs in the first of a three game home stand was the best game of his short career in North America.
After starting the first two games on either the second or third line, Kirk was promoted to the first line, playing alongside team captain Zach Gallant and fifth year player Adam Timleck.
Continue reading Liam Kirk promoted to the first line and earns first star honours in another win for the Petes
British forward Sam Duggan and defenseman Bradley Jenion have both signed in the North American Hockey League for the upcoming season.
Duggan joins from Swedish side Örebro HK and their junior system, while Jenion joins after spending last year with the South Shore Kings in the USPHL Premier league.
Earlier in the year, Duggan attended a tryout for the Lincoln Stars in the USHL, and now joins the Jamestown Rebels for his first year in North America, while Jenion joins up with the Shreveport Mudbugs in his fifth year playing in North America.
Continue reading Brits Sam Duggan and Bradley Jenion sign in NAHL
The Cardiff Devils began their Champions Hockey League campaign in much better fashion than they did last year.
They were made to look silly in their opening game last year which ended in a 10 – 1 scoreline to HC Davos in the Valiant Arena in Switzerland, before picking up a second loss days later against Bili Tygri Liberec of the Czech Republic, in a 5 – 2 loss. But we all know what happened when the Welsh side returned home, picking up shock wins against Davos and Sweden’s Växjö Lakers.
Continue reading Cardiff Devils impressing early, but have tough trip to the continent