Good morning, hockey fans!
Let’s catch up with what’s been happening up and down the country as we bring you the latest headlines:
Nottingham Panthers made a big announcement when they picked up Chris Stewart, a former NHL-er, who last played in the big league as recently as last season. Check out the announcement on the Nottingham Panthers website.
Panthers coach Rich Chernomaz talks about Chris Stewart after bringing him to the Elite League (Nottingham Panthers)
Here is the essential guide from the weekend double header between Belfast Giants and Sheffield Steelers, courtesy of the Belfast Giants website.
Before the Giants and the Steelers bump heads in the name of Elite League points, the SSE Arena will host the Friendship Series (BBC Northern Ireland Sport)
Some great news from Sheffield as Steelers players and assorted individuals helped to raise £9,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer, the chosen charity of former Steelers’ player Mark Thomas’ wife, Vicki (Sheffield Telegraph)
Cardiff Devils ready themselves for a visit from the ‘rough and tumble’ Manchester Storm this weekend (Dai Sport)
The Devils have given ten reasons why fans should flock to the Viola Arena for Saturday’s game against the Storm (Cardiff Devils)
Coventry Blaze are looking for your votes for their Player of the Month and the choices are good ones.
If you still want to buy a jersey from Stevie Lee’s testimonial, this is your last chance. Head to the testimonial website.
Manchester Storm’s Shane Bakker has picked up an injury, as reported on the Manchester Storm site.
The GB Men’s Under 20 team have had to make a change to their roster ahead of their trip to Tallinn coming up for the World Championship Division 2 Group A campaign (Ice Hockey UK)
It was many happy returns for one member of that team, now plying his trade in North America of course:
Happy Birthday, old chap!
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) January 3, 2019
From last night’s game, Dundee Stars were sunk by an overtime goal in their 4-3 loss to Milton Keynes Lightning and here is the post game reaction from both camps: