Its no secret that since Ryan Finnerty took the helm in Altrincham the roster has been designed to win at home and make it uncomfortable for any vising side. The 2017/8 season saw them finish second overall, largely thanks to an impressive 20-5-3 home record, in which the Shelter became a stronghold. Despite a sluggish start to this years campaign Storm have battled back into play-off contention with a terrific January, in which they have accumulated 15 out of a possible 20 points. The reasons behind this recent upturn in results will be outlined below: Continue reading The Shelter Stronghold back?
Following an impressive midweek performance from the Dundee Stars against the table topping Belfast Giants, they leapfrogged Manchester into 9th place (joint 8th in terms of points) which may well have set a few more alarm bells ringing in the Northern home of sport. Recent performances have lead to Finnerty running out of patience with the likes of Dylan Anderson & Brendan Brooks, whilst opting to bring in the big body of Chance Braid. This article will assess the performances of Manchester Storm’s forward group on an individual basis and predict who could be next for the chopping block if results don’t improve. Continue reading Finnerty’s Firing Squad…predicting who’s next
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