It has just been announced that Brendan Brooks has been released by the Manchester Storm.
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.
Last week, the Milton Keynes Lightning announced that they were parting ways with Head Coach Doug McKay. To some, the news was a shock, but to others, not so much. With just one win from eleven games, many fans were calling for change, and they got it in a big way.
Paul Thompson has a had a tough few months, but had a fantastic night in his coaching debut for German side the Schwenninger Wild Wings, helping the DEL side snap a four game losing streak.
With the Wild Wings playing host to Red Bull Munich, Thompson could hardly have asked for a tougher test in his first outing with his new side, but his team managed to take the win but needed an extra session to get it done.
One of the biggest questions you’ll hear around Cardiff Devils fans lately is “why aren’t there more seats in the bar?”.
Not really, the real hot topic is regarding players, and whether or not the Devils will be bringing in an extra body on defense any time soon.
Since Tom Parisi did a U-Turn and left the team before even suiting up for a game, it has been a question I’ve heard a couple of times.
But even with a guy like Parisi who came in with a lot of potential to be a game-changer, do the Devils need to go out and replace him?
After first being reported on CTP earlier today, it can now be confirmed British defencemen Ben O’Connor has left Allsvenskan side Leksands IF this evening. The decision has been made for family reasons and a return to the Elite League may well be eminent. This information has been sourced from the official Leksands website, https://www.leksandsif.se/artikel/v5o1ajnqb-30ead/ben-o-connor-lamnar-leksands-if.
Keep a look out on the CTP website for more!
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The Cardiff Devils have bolstered their ranks with the signing of 20-year-old forward Sam Duggan who started the year in North America for the Jamestown Rebels in the NAHL.
As the Devils announced the move, Head Coach Andrew Lord stated “We believe Sam has the potential to be an impact player at this level and we hope that we can help him reach his full potential.