Around the Rinks: Russell returns and a future Steelers coach?

Good morning hockey fans!

We’re almost at the end of the week so take some time to have a look at what’s been happening around the rinks and today, we’re starting north of the border

Glasgow Clan have announced the return of head coach Pete Russell for a second season (Glasgow Clan, BBC Sport, British Ice Hockey)

And here’s how the Clan announced the news to their fans on Twitter:

Former Steeler interested in taking over as coach…but not yet (Sheffield Star)

Ahead of the play-off finals in Nottingham this weekend, Nottingham Panthers are looking ahead to their semi final with Cardiff Devils on Saturday and got the thoughts of Tim Billingsley and Dylan Olsen ahead of the clash with Andrew Lord’s men.

Cardiff Devils coach Andrew Lord is feeling flush over Super ‘Lou’ after he praised his hard working defenceman (Dai Sport)

The moves towards unification of the governing bodies continues and the Joint Steering Group has published its latest update following the consultation meetings held last month. Click here to read the full update.

Coventry Blaze season ended by Belfast Giants in play-off tussle (Coventry Observer)

Bracknell Bees hoping to give long-serving Scott Spearing a fitting play-off send off as they head to Coventry for the NIHL final four this weekend (Bracknell News)

Around 2,000 people have voted in our poll about who will win the Elite League play-offs.  If you haven’t cast a vote, it’s time to do so.  See below:


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