Around the Rinks: Big week for title chasing Devils

Good morning, hockey fans!

Let’s get the vibe from around the country as we take a trip and see what’s been happening at the clubs ahead of another big week.

Cardiff Devils face three big games in five days to keep hopes of three in a row going (Dai Sport)

In case you missed what happened in a dramatic weekend in the NIHL, we’ve got it all for you in a handy bundle as three champions were crowned (British Ice Hockey)

Belfast Giants’ own St Patrick delivers as they see off Coventry Blaze and keep the title race going with Cardiff Devils (Belfast Telegraph)

Staying in Northern Ireland, the Giants have confirmed the home date of their play-off quarter final first leg (Belfast Giants)

Sheffield Steelers player-assistant coach Mark Matheson is cautious of the threat of a Milton Keynes Lightning side with “nothing to lose” (Sheffield Star)

Glasgow Clan remain hopeful of taking third place in the Elite League despite slump in form, while Dundee Stars and Fife Flyers keep up their play-off push (BBC Sport Scotland)

Cardiff Devils head to Glasgow Clan on Wednesday night in a game that’s being televised live on FreeSports this Wednesday (Cardiff Devils)

Peterborough Phantoms prepare for the play-offs in the NIHL after confirming their second place finish in Division 1 South (Peterborough Telegraph)

In this week’s Monday After, we looked at the role of national anthems and why the NIHL got their timing wrong of the league restructure (British Ice Hockey)

In case you haven’t seen the set-up for next season, check out this article on the EIHA website that will see the creation of a National League and confirmed that Milton Keynes Lightning will leave the Elite League to join the new structure.

And finally, read about the Teesside teenager who is off to Finland after being picked for England (Teesside Live)

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