With apologies to Yazz and the Plastic Population.
Life is still not fantastic if you’re a Steelers supporter; the team are bottom of the Elite League table and on the receiving end of mirth and derision from everyone else in the EIHL family. However, we have a new head coach in place and between ourselves: have a bit of hope. Read on for my weekly musings.
With six wins in seven games, Fife have had the best start to the the season that they could have hoped for. However, with success always comes tests and this week the Flyers will face their first greatest test in the form of Sheffield, Nottingham and Cardiff.
Whenever you’ve watched the great sport of Ice Hockey or Hockey (depending on where in the world you are) have you ever found yourself wondering or thinking why a team has gone for a certain name? Is there any reasoning behind it? Or is it just marketing? Are they good names, bad names or just downright terrible names?
I have gone for a few teams around the British leagues and tried to find out where on earth the names have come from. Some are relatively easy to guess, while some are just clever tie-ins.
Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), Sheffield Steelers appointed their new Head Coach and what a coup it is. Arriving as the permanent replacement for Paul Thompson is Tom Barrasso, who has spent the last two and a bit seasons coaching in the Alps Hockey League with Asiago.
It’s nearly a month since the 2018/19 season began and the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League currently sit top of the East Division with a 5-2-0 record, with the team gearing up for a meeting with the Erie Otters early Friday morning for us here in the UK.
For one Brit the game will be on at a normal time as Liam Kirk continues his impressive start to his OHL career ahead of the 7pm ET face off on Thursday night.
With the announcement of the Philadelphia Flyers new mascot Gritty, something of a debate occurred on the CTP group chat; which EIHL team has the best mascot?
I am unqualified to make this decision. All mascots are valid, and bring joy and entertainment to thousands at each game. However, in the words of hit movie Highlander; “There can only be one!”. Who’s mascot will come out on top? What exactly is Lightening Jack?
And just how many people can I make angry in one post? Let’s go!
Time again to get those creative writing juices flowing once more and to write about the Steelers. It has certainly been a week and a bit over here in Steelerland, a week that again won’t be remembered for the right reasons. Remember though, these are my own personal views and not that of the Sheffield Steelers.