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A midseason prediction of the EIHL awards

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.

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Statiscally speaking, the Cardiff Devils are better this year

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.

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Each EIHL teams top prospect

With Great Britain returning to the top group of International Ice Hockey for the first time since 1994, and Liam Kirk being drafted into the NHL, it’s an exciting time for British Ice Hockey, so what better time to examine each EIHL teams top prospect.

Now to define “top prospect” I’ll be looking at players who are on either a one-way or two-way deal with an EIHL team currently and are 23-years-old or younger, and British. If you want to see more about the top young stars of the EIHL from all nations, click here to see our countdown from 25 – 11, and here to see our countdown from 10 – 1 of our list of the top 25 players aged 25 or younger.

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Top 10 Elite League Fighters 2018/9

The decline of fighting within hockey is no secret, but does it still have a place in today’s game? For those that love the dropping of gloves and swinging of fists, the clock might already be ticking on the Elite League remaining Europe’s most physical league. The decision this off-season by many Head Coaches, within the league, to sign quicker and more skillful players rather than the traditional heavy-hitters could spell the end. The NHL trend (to get quicker) has had a slow trickle-down affect across the league’s in North America and Europe. As a result, the Top 10 Elite League Fighters might well be the least intimidating on record…

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Riders on the Storm – A Weekly Steelers Perspective

With apologies first off to the late Jim Morrison.

It’s been another eventful week in Sheffield, with a “new” signing and then just the one game for the team to play in the latest round of Elite League fixtures. We’re inching closer to that crunch month of December where some teams fall away, and some teams improve no end. Remember, the views below are my own and are nothing expressed by my hockey club.

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Top 25, 25 and under in the EIHL – 10 – 1

Welcome back to our Top 25 EIHL Players who are 25 or younger, if you’ve not seen picks 25 to 11, click here to see who didn’t quite make the top 10 before reading on.

Once again we’ll let you know the one rule, only players on full-time EIHL deals are considered for this list, so that will explain to some fans why certain guys aren’t included, don’t worry they will be in a couple of years.

So now we’re getting into the serious section, the top 10. The picks that will cause the most stir among fans who think someone should be higher, lower or not even included. Please go easy on me, I’m sensitive.

Let’s just get right into things with number 10.

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Top 25, 25 and under in the EIHL – 25 – 11

The Elite Ice Hockey League might not be known for harbouring an abundance of young talent (Liam Kirk is an exception to that rule), but there are still a lot of young players plying their trade in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

While a move to play professional hockey in Europe might be appealing to a grizzled veteran who’s doesn’t want to put up with the grind of the AHL for example, there are still some solid young players in the EIHL, both home grown and imports.

So lets take a look at the picks 25 through 11 in our Top 25 EIHL players who are 25 or younger.

Only players on full time EIHL contracts are considered, not players on two-way contracts, terms and conditions apply.

 

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