Around the Rinks – 03 Jan 19

Happy New Year, hockey fans!

We’re back after some festive time off to bring you the headlines from up and down the country and we get ready for the second half of the season.  There’s plenty to enjoy so here we go:

Sheffield Star look at the conundrum facing Sheffield Steelers coach Tom Barrasso and his team after their New Year’s Day loss to Manchester Storm.

Before last night’s game, we looked ahead to Bari McKenzie’s 500th game in all EIHL competitions as his Fife Flyers side took on Milton Keynes Lightning.

Catch the post Christmas highlights from games between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve in the Elite League by checking out all the games.

Milton Keynes Lightning had to change things around in the netminding department for their double header in Scotland, which concludes at Dundee Stars tonight.

Lightning also bid farewell to defenceman Clay Anderson, who has left the club after failing to adjust to life in the UK, in a post on the MK Lightning website.

Coventry Blaze look ahead to some tough tests in the coming weeks as coach Danny Stewart reflects on a good festive period.

Time for some reaction to last night’s EIHL games, starting in Kirkcaldy where Fife Flyers edged past Milton Keynes Lightning as we hear from Todd Dutiaume (Flyers) and Tim Wallace (Lightning)

In Nottingham, the Panthers took a 3-1 win against Guildford Flames to build on their New Year’s Eve success over Coventry Blaze, with reaction from Panthers assistant coach Dan Green and Guildford opposite number Paul Dixon

Dundee Stars’ Omar Pacha and Glasgow Clan coach Pete Russell give their thoughts after the Clan won 4-1 on the road in Tayside

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