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Breaking News: Storm bring in extra bodies

Following today’s DOPS verdict, the Manchester Storm have moved swiftly to bring in additional bodies…just one day before the deadline. Continue reading Breaking News: Storm bring in extra bodies


The Shelter Stronghold back?

Its no secret that since Ryan Finnerty took the helm in Altrincham the roster has been designed to win at home and make it uncomfortable for any vising side. The 2017/8 season saw them finish second overall, largely thanks to an impressive 20-5-3 home record, in which the Shelter became a stronghold. Despite a sluggish start to this years campaign Storm have battled back into play-off contention with a terrific January, in which they have accumulated 15 out of a possible 20 points. The reasons behind this recent upturn in results will be outlined below: Continue reading The Shelter Stronghold back?

The Boxing Day Hangover

In what could already be described as a ‘four-pointer’ (in terms of a play-off berth) between Manchester Storm and Glasgow Clan, the visitors ultimately prevailed. A road win which was largely thanks to a dominant opening stanza, which saw the Clan outshoot the hosts 17:7 and open-up a deserved two-goal advantage. Although, it must be noted the affectionately named Goonchester Storm recorded zero penalty minutes, for the first time this season. Continue reading The Boxing Day Hangover

Time to rally around Ryan!

After a weekend which saw Manchester fall to home defeats against Belfast and Cardiff , I have elected to take a different approach to the weekly round-up. So rather than run through the goals and play-by-play, I will look to marry up the poor on-ice performance and worrying drop-off in attendances. Who would’ve thought the last seasons fairytale story would be in tatters before the turn of the year? Continue reading Time to rally around Ryan!

Taken to the road-game clinic

Despite the best efforts of blueliner Dallas Ehrhardt, the Manchester Storm were outclassed and outplayed by a hungry Cardiff Devils side. Three unanswered goals in the final period would ensure the defending champions took the two points, but not without a few flashpoints…most notably Jake Morissette receiving a game misconduct and Linden Springer ‘introducing’ himself to Josh Batch. Continue reading Taken to the road-game clinic

Finnerty’s Firing Squad…predicting who’s next

Following an impressive midweek performance from the Dundee Stars against the table topping Belfast Giants, they leapfrogged Manchester into 9th place (joint 8th in terms of points) which may well have set a few more alarm bells ringing in the Northern home of sport. Recent performances have lead to Finnerty running out of patience with the likes of Dylan Anderson & Brendan Brooks, whilst opting to bring in the big body of Chance Braid. This article will assess the performances of Manchester Storm’s forward group on an individual basis and predict who could be next for the chopping block if results don’t improve. Continue reading Finnerty’s Firing Squad…predicting who’s next

Bah Humbug in the Shelter

A clinical road performance from the Nottingham Panthers helped maintain the frosty feelings in Altrincham. Despite the early pressure applied by the hosts, six unanswered goals all but secured the visitors a deserved place in the semi-finals. The words of coach Finnerty could still be ringing in the Storm players ears after this home effort… Continue reading Bah Humbug in the Shelter