Good morning, hockey fans!
Many of you will be heading to work. Many of you will be getting ready to enjoy a weekend of hockey so whatever you’re up to, take some time to bring yourself up to speed with the latest from around the rinks.
And if you are heading to one of the play-off weekends going on, have a great time!
Back in Coventry, retiring equipment manager Steve Small is holding his final equipment sale as he prepares to say his final goodbye to the club (Coventry Blaze)
Belfast Giants’ Jordan Smotherman talks about the weekend where the newly crowned league champions can complete a Grand Slam this weekend and the forward insists they can cope with the expectation (BBC NI Sport)
Great Britain’s Men’s Under 18 team completed their warm-up for next week’s World Championship campaign with a narrow loss to Okanagan Hockey in St Polten (Ice Hockey UK)
Nottingham Panthers’ Brett Perlini has spoken of how they need to bring their ‘A’ game when they take on Cardiff Devils in Saturday’s semi final, while Luke Pither spoke of last year’s experience and how that will serve as motivation this time around.
You’ve got one full day to go to take part in our poll we’ve been running all week about the Elite League play-off finals:
So let's get it started then.
Who do you think will win the 2019 Elite League Play-offs?
Polls close at noon on Saturday.
— British Ice Hockey 🏒 (@BritIceHockey) April 7, 2019