Good morning, hockey fans!
Hopefully you’ve had a great weekend, but we know that can depend on how your team got on. Let’s catch up with what’s gone on and bring you up to speed.
MK Thunder in the NIHL still need urgent funding to help get them through to the end of the season and are looking for support from the ice hockey family. If you wish to donate, head over to the MK Thunder Crowdfunding page
And they capped off a difficult week with a terrific result on Sunday:
⚫️🔴THUNDER WIN🔴⚫️ Final score from Streatham High Road…. Redhawks 1 – 5 Thunder! A tough week for all involved sees the boys pull through to take the points back home to MK.
— MK Thunder IHC (@WeAreMKThunder) December 9, 2018
Mixed fortunes for the Scottish sides as Clan captain frustrated by form. BBC Sport Scotland look at how the teams north of the border fared.
Basingstoke Bison extend their recent winning home run with victory over Streatham, as reported in the Basingstoke Gazette
Peterborough Phantoms’ overtime winner at home against Swindon Wildcasts in the NIHL saw Aaron Nell’s side end the weekend without a point to show for their efforts (Swindon Advertiser)
You can vote in our Player of the Week vote now, which closes at 4pm today so join in:
🗳VOTE FOR BIH’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK🗳
Our fab four are lined up for this week’s award, with all four playing a part in their team’s successes this weekend. But who will get your vote?
Voting closes at 4pm tomorrow. #BIHPOTW
— British Ice Hockey 🏒 (@BritIceHockey) December 9, 2018
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Hear what the Elite League coaches had to say after their games on Sunday night
From the SSE Arena, Belfast Giants coach Adam Keefe and Cardiff counterpart Andrew Lord share their thoughts over a tough game in Northern Ireland
Contrasting emotions in Glasgow as Manchester Storm win 4-2 over the Clan, with thoughts from Clan coach Pete Russell and Storm boss Ryan Finnerty
Some thoughts and reflections from Milton Keynes where Lightning kept their resurgence going with a 4-2 win over Fife Flyers. Ryan Lannon and Todd Dutiaume give their assessments