Around the Rinks – Monday

It’s been another busy couple of days so here’s the best of the reaction from last night’s games up and down the country to start your week in the best possible way.

It was a split weekend between Sheffield Steelers and Belfast Giants, who shared the points in their two-game weekend series, with both sides experiencing victory (Yorkshire Post)

Belfast Giants celebrated their 18th anniversary this weekend as they looked back on that weekend back in 2000 and their history since (Belfast Giants)

Steelers coach Tom Barrasso confirms a lengthy spell on the sidelines for defenceman Davey Phillips, who took a bad one in the game against his old team, Belfast Giants (Sheffield Star)

Dundee Stars coach Omar Pacha reckons luck is finally on his team’s side as their recent league revival saw them pick up two wins over the weekend (BBC Sport Scotland)

It was penalty shots misery for Cardiff Devils as Dundee Stars came from two goals behind the claim victory in the shootout, leaving Devils with three points from four (Dai Sport)

There have been some issues with live scoring on the EIHA website, which they hope will be fixed today at some point, for anyone looking for them (EIHA)

Swindon Wildcats bounced back from Saturday’s loss to Peterborough Phantoms with victory over Streatham on the road (Swindon Advertiser)

Telford Tigers were left to bemoan a penalty shots loss as Hull Pirates take victory in NIHL North Cup meeting (Telford Tigers)

It was a big victory for Murrayfield Racers in the SNL as they left Dundee Comets stunned with an 8-2 win, recovering well from Saturday’s heavy loss to Hull Pirates in the NIHL North Cup (Edinburgh Evening News)

POST GAME REACTIONS:

Starting in Sheffield, Steelers coach Tom Barrasso and Giants counterpart Adam Keefe give their thoughts after Steelers won the second contest of the weekend 4-2 at Fly DSA Arena:

Nottingham Panthers assistant coach Dan Green and Glasgow Clan head coach Pete Russell have, understandably, contrasting views in Panthers’ 7-2 win over their Scottish opponents

The thoughts of Manchester Storm’s Ryan Finnerty and Fife’s Todd Dutiaume after the Flyers snapped their six-game losing run with a 4-3 overtime win in Altrincham

Guildford Flames’ Paul Dixon sums up his team’s incredible comeback at Coventry Blaze after the game, with Danny Stewart providing the view from the Skydome

Cardiff slip up at home again, this time to Dundee Stars who completed a four-point weekend.  The thoughts of Devils coach Andrew Lord and Stars boss Omar Pacha:

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