Around the Rinks – Mon 10 Dec 18

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.

Coventry Blaze, after losing three players in the last week, have set about rebuilding with the addition of Thom Flodqvist from Swedish side Södertälje to their ranks. (Coventry Blaze)

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:

Belfast Giants take penalty shots win over Cardiff Devils in a night of drama at the SSE Arena, as reported by Belfast Telegraph

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.

From Saturday, the sad news that Trey Lewis has to retire immediately from the sport on medical advice (Coventry Blaze)

Sheffield Steelers are slashing prices to £5 for their Challenge Cup Quarter Final first leg against Guildford Flames this week (Sheffield Steelers)

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)

In the SNL, Murrayfield Racers are one game away from a cup final after inflicting a heavy 10-3 win on Kirkcaldy Kestrels, which had its fiery moments too, says Edinburgh Evening News 

You can vote in our Player of the Week vote now, which closes at 4pm today so join in:

POST MATCH REACTIONS:

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

Coventry Blaze coach Danny Stewart hails the “phenomenal effort” from his players as they take both points against Nottingham Panthers.  Panthers coach Rich Chernomaz also features

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

Dundee Stars coach Omar Pacha fronts up after a tough loss in seeing his team lose a 2-0 lead to go down in overtime to Sheffield Steelers

 

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