Following a disappointing loss in Cardiff on Saturday 22nd, there were high expectations for the Blaze who faced a struggling short benched MK Lightning side, at home on the Sunday.
It’s fair to say that the Milton Keynes Lightning have had it tough for the first few weeks of the 2018/19 season. After a summer of more than a few changes, the team has drastically changed both on and off the ice since March.
The latest round of fixtures in the 2018-19 season conclude on Sunday with more games in the Challenge Cup and Elite League. It’s safe to say that the season is well underway now. So who’s playing who on Sunday? Here’s your guide to the games themselves.
It’s the second full weekend of action in the new 2018-19 season, and once more it’s a full programme on the Saturday. Well for the pedantic ones out there, it’s as full a programme as we can have with one team without a game. Four matches in the Challenge Cup, spread across all three groups, and a classic encounter in the Elite League itself. It promises to be a cracker. Let’s look ahead to those games.
It was the opening weekend of the 2018-19 Elite League campaign when the Cardiff Devils aim for a historic three-peat. For five time winners Sheffield Steelers and Milton Keynes Lightning who were starting just their second season in the top flight, it promised to be an interesting start. Both sides have undergone a massive reshuffle of their packs, but who would end up on top after this double header?
After a full schedule on Saturday, we have another one on Sunday with three more Challenge Cup games and two more Elite League clashes pencilled in. Cardiff of course are still on CHL duties, so don’t feature in this round of games. Let’s look ahead to what Sunday has on offer.
As well as doing my Steelers and New Jersey Devils pieces for the site, I’ve taken the opportunity to write up the game previews for future games. I’m going to do Saturday and Sunday separate plus there will be a midweek edition if there are any games scheduled then. These will come out the day beforehand. Hope you enjoy.