10 things to watch during lockdown

Ben Davies and GB Men's team Minsk next year (PHOTO: Dean Woolley)

We’re all looking for something to keep us going through the lockdown, imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, so from an ice hockey point of view, we’ve had a look to see what you can watch to keep you entertained.

YouTube is a great place for such things so we’ve dug out the ten best ice hockey – UK related – videos to keep you going until you need to, at least, pop out to the shops.

1. Great Britain vs France – World Championships 2019

It had to be top of the list, didn’t it?

The comeback, the drama, Seth Bennett trying to keep calm during one of the most memorable GB games we’ve ever seen.  As for that climax, oh my…

2. Cardiff Devils vs Sheffield Steelers – Elite League Play-off Final 2017

It’s all here, the full game in all its glory.  Never before have we seen a play-off final go to double overtime and this one did.  Arguably one of the finest ice hockey games this country has ever seen.

3. Sutton Sting vs Billingham Stars – NIHL North Moralee Conference 2018/19

If you like a great comeback and drama you may have missed, then look no further as Billingham Stars complete an impressive feat as they stared certain defeat in the face.  Wow!

4. Nottingham Panthers vs Sheffield Steelers – ISL 2001

Not that we condone this sort of thing, but when it comes to big brawls on the ice, there aren’t many better than this one.  And this was a cracker.

5. Braehead Clan vs Fife Flyers – EIHL Play-off Quarter Final Second Leg 2016

We’ve only got ten spots and while the first leg was equally as entertaining, this second leg is one Fife Flyers remember fondly, as they got the better of their old pals, Braehead Clan, to reach the play-off finals at their expense.

6. Hungary vs Great Britain – World Championships Division 1A – 2018

Of course, GB had to get to the top flight and this was the game that done it.  If the France game in Kosice belonged to Ben Davies, then this one was definitely Robert Farmer’s

7. Ritten Sport vs Nottingham Panthers – IIHF Continental Cup 2017

For any British side to achieve in Europe is a special one, so it’s only right we include the final game of the final group in 2017 when Corey Neilson’s Nottingham Panthers took on Italian hosts Ritten Sport, needing to win the Continental Cup.  You know the rest…

8. Ayr Scottish Eagles Grand Slam season 1997/98

One for nostalgia fans out there and while Ayr Scottish Eagles didn’t last long in the tapestry of British Ice Hockey, they did win a memorable Grand Slam in 1998 and here it is in it’s full glory.

9. Belfast Giants vs Boston Bruins – 2010

Arguably the biggest exhibition game this country has ever seen when NHL big-hitters Boston Bruins took on Belfast Giants and what a night it was for Doug Christiansen’s side, who featured a certain Jade Galbraith.

10. When Cardiff Devils were finally top of the tree again – 2017

It took Cardiff Devils 20 years to win the league and they did it at Sheffield Steelers, whose media team sportingly put together this little package to commemorate a special night and achievement for Andrew Lord’s side

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