Good morning, hockey fans!
Here we are. The play-offs in the Elite League begin tomorrow with eight teams fighting it out for the four places up for grabs in Nottingham next week, so, as well as the Women’s World Championships in Dumfries, here’s what’s been happening around the country.
Let’s start in Scotland where the GB Women’s team were beaten 4-2 in the second game of their World Championship campaign against Slovenia (Ice Hockey UK)
Bracknell Bees coach Doug Sheppard wants to bring trophies to the club ahead of their NIHL Play-off South Final against Peterborough Phantoms this weekend (Bracknell News)
They’ve won two trophies already this season, but Peterborough Phantoms coach Slava Koulikov insists they want more (Peterborough Today)
Hull Pirates’ Kevin Phillips says the decision to return was a ‘no-brainer’ (Hull Daily Mail)
Invicta Dynamos coach Kevin Parrish is moving upstairs after 15 years on the bench as he concentrates on his new role with the club as their owner (Invicta Dynamos)
There was another departure from Tayside as Dundee Stars forward Lukas Lundvald Neilsen announced he is moving on after they failed to reach the play-offs:
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Times fly by. So have my time in Dundee Stars. The past 16 months I have been a part of the Dundee Stars. It has been an incredible experience and my first time as a fulltime professional. I want to thank the entire city of Dundee, my teammates, the owners, the staff around the Stars and a special Thanks to the supporters of the club! I will miss all of you guys and I wish you best of luck for the future! #Chapter2done -LukasLundvald
The paint job has been done in Nottingham: