This morning the Sheffield Steelers announced the first of the replacements set to arrive in the House of Steel after the departures of Matt Climie, Stefan Della Rovere and Justin Buzzeo. The latest arrival is Croatian international, Tom Zanoski as coach Tom Barrasso looks to rebuild this season’s roster for an end of season flourish.
Nottingham Panthers have confirmed the signing of 31 year old Canadian forward Chris Stewart.
After the recent departure of Jindrich Pacl, Storm Head Coach Ryan Finnerty has moved quickly to add another import skater in the form of Chance Braid. The young Canadian forward has mostly recently played in the Czech second tier for HC Benatky nad Jizerou, before deciding to make the switch to Manchester and the EIHL. Continue reading Breaking News: Chance Braid signs for Manchester Storm
Panthers confirm signing of 2011 Detroit Red Wings draft pick forward.
Nottingham Panthers have confirmed another signing, in the form of winger Marek Tvrdon from Klagenfurther AC 2 of Austrian league AlpsHL.
Tvrdon was a round 4 #115 pick for Detroit back in 2011. He’s no stranger to the EIHL having spent time here last season with the Edinburgh Capitals where he played 15 times scoring 15 points.
Tvrdon also has experience playing in the AHL with Grand Rapids Griffin and has spent the majority of his hockey career, main at junior level, playing for Justin Kovacs former team, HK Nitra, in his home town. He has played for his nation at international level with both the U18 and U20 sides. He has also played a couple of seasons in the ECHL with Toledo Walleye, 4 games in the KHL with HC Slovan Bratislava and 1 season in the VHL.
His most productive season in professional hockey came in 2011/12 with Vancouver Giants in the Canadian Western Hockey League (WHL) where he played 60 games, scoring 31 goals and 43 assists, an impressive grand points total of 74.
Panthers fans may be concerned that he has already played with two different teams already this season, however if he hits the ground running and puts the effort in he will be revered by the gold and black faithful.
Rich Chernomaz has stated that Tvrdon has been brought in to assist on the power plays and that he has a position in mind for him.
It’s not been confirmed whether he has been brought in to replace one of the roster or whether his inclusion is due to current injuries to Kevin Henderson and Jon Rheault. Fans have been concerned with the lack of consistency shown recently and some have called for a change.
Is Tvrdon the answer? It remains to be seen only time will tell as they say.
“Let’s Go Panthers”
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Just 24 hours after the announcement that fan favourite defenceman Ben Blood was leaving the team, the Cardiff Devils have moved quick to sign his replacement.
With a spot available on defence, the Devils have signed defenceman Evan Mosey for the rest of the season.
Ahead of this weekend’s action we will take look at the best and worst Elite League signings to date! The list has been created with help from the CTP team! Continue reading The best and the worst EIHL signings so far
Well we have an interesting few days in Steelerland, that is for sure. Life is never a dull one here, there’s always something happening to keep one entertained. I’ll now look back at the weekend just gone in my own unique style, all self-opinionated as always. Enjoy the read..