Around the Rinks: Devils win in Fife and build-up to Challenge Cup Final

Good morning, hockey fans!

For the last time this week, we take a trip around the country to see what’s happening as we head into a big weekend, including a Challenge Cup Final in Cardiff, but we start in Scotland where the Devils went to Fife.

Cardiff Devils leave it late as they take a 4-2 win over Fife Flyers with three goals in the third period, opening up a four-point lead in the Elite League standings (Cardiff Devils, BBC Sport Wales)

On Sunday, it’s the Challenge Cup final as Belfast Giants and Guildford Flames fight it out for the first silverware of the season.  Giants player Kevin Raine reckons they can finish the season unbeaten (Belfast Telegraph)

Guildford Flames are looking forward to the big day as well as Paul Dixon previews an historic day for the club (Eagle Radio)

Did sacking three players help or hinder Sheffield Steelers when they ripped up contracts in January?  The Sheffield Star asks the question

Sheffield Steelers weigh up their play-off hopes against their rivals as the Elite League heads into its final few weeks (Sheffield Steelers)

Cardiff Devils more focussed than ever on winning the league title according to the club’s managing director Todd Kelman (BBC Sport Wales)

The Devils are back home and getting ready to take on Guildford Flames at the Viola Arena and they’ve provided information you need to know about the game tonight (Cardiff Devils)

Swindon Wildcats have invited some celebrity guests for what they hope will be a title party in NIHL Divison 1 South on Saturday when they play Streatham Raiders (Swindon Wildcats)

Solway Sharks are holding a 20 year celebration at the end of April and they’ve lined a man known as ‘The Keeper of the Cup’ for the event (EIHA)

Bracknell Bees coach Doug Sheppard is not anticipating any trouble when they meet Peterborough Phantoms again, two weeks after their last fiery clash (Bracknell News)

And finally, have Pucky and Scorch, the MK Lightning and Coventry Blaze mascots, got themselves lined up with new jobs?

 

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