Around the Rinks – 17 Dec 18

Good morning, hockey fans!

We hope you’ve had a good weekend so now let’s look at the headlines from the last 24 hours to help ease you into your day.

We got stateside and a great profile on Liam Kirk by the New York Times where he discusses how he’s settling into life in Canada with the Peterborough Petes this season.

The news of the sad death of former Cardiff Devils captain Scott Matzka continues to talk many headlines, including Wales Online, Cardiff Devils and our own piece here.

Sheffield Steelers may have lost at home to Coventry Blaze on Saturday, but the signing of John Armstrong is one piece of good news for them (Yorkshire Post)

Darcy Murphy was four-mixable as Belfast Giants came from behind to take two points at Manchester Storm on Sunday night (Belfast Telegraph)

Glasgow Clan’s Matt Haywood says his winner in Cardiff on Friday was one of the “biggest in his career” as he reflects on that and the win over Belfast Giants (BBC Sport Scotland)

It’s The Monday After as senior reporter Craig Anderson talks fans, Scott Matzka and Glasgow Clan

Sheffield Steelers coach Tom Barrasso has delivered a warning to his players as they prepare for the second leg of their Challenge Cup quarter final tie with Guildford Flames (Sheffield Star)


Coventry Blaze coach Danny Stewart and his opposite number, Dundee Stars’ Omar Pacha give their thoughts as the Stars won 5-2 at the Skydome

In Nottingham, Panthers were defeated by Guildford Flames as we get the post match reaction from home coach Rich Chernomaz and Flames’ Paul Dixon

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