Not all roads to your destination are smooth, trust me, I’ve driven (well had driving lessons) in the UK, I know all about bumpy roads.
The Cardiff Devils may have had a somewhat smooth ride of things over the past two years, but they’ll have a big test Friday night when they welcome the Glasgow Clan to the Viola Arena in the second leg of their Challenge Cup quarter-final.
Continue reading The bumpy road to a fifth straight Challenge Cup final
Whilst the Flames will have to sit out of any action on Saturday night, the game at the Spectrum on Sunday marks the first of 4 games over an 8 day period. It also marks the first league game of the season for the Flames, and sees the return of the Sheffield Steelers, who very much made their mark against the Surrey side last season.
Continue reading Preview: Guildford Flames Vs. Sheffield Steelers 16/09/2018
Yesterday the EIHL announced the format of the new season ahead of the big fixture reveal on Monday. Here we dissect a few things from this and share a few thoughts on what we think could/should have been done.
Continue reading Conferences, Cups and Confusion
It was a night full of nerves, young prospects showing off what they’ve got and controversy. However when all was said and done the Toronto Marlies emerged victorious marking the first professional hockey championship for the city of Toronto since 1967.
Continue reading The Toronto Marlies are your 2018 Calder Cup Champions
It’s the very best hockey has to offer, a game 7 showdown for the championship. The game 7 in question will decide the winner of the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs. For Toronto hockey fans it sparks memories of utter disappointment while for Texas fans it is a welcome relief, having been able to keep the series alive on Tuesday night.
Continue reading Calder Cup Finals Game 7 Preview: TEX@TOR
Six craft beers that make perfect play-off final company … and Patrik Laine’s beard
What goes hand-in-hand with match night – Beer, right?
And what goes hand-in-hand with NHL play-offs? Beards!
With my old pal Mills from the Red Elephant Beer Cellar and his exceptionally well-groomed beard, it’s like watching the Stanley Cup finals, from the Loge Boxes at the T-Mobile Arena, every day.
Continue reading Beers, Beards & Lord Stanley
It was with great excitement that I sat at the kitchen table on the 12th February, waiting for the Early Bird tickets to go on sale for the Playoff weekend.
Continue reading Confessions of an EIHL Playoffs Newbie