Around the Rinks: Schaber reflects on play-off absence

Good morning, hockey fans!

It’s Friday and a big weekend begins as the regular season of the EIHL starts to wind down, the play-offs begin in the NIHL and in North America where Liam Kirk gets his first taste of the post season in the OHL.

Let’s get started…

Fife Flyers forward Chase Schaber talks about his disappointment at missing out on the play-offs following injury as he tries to stay positive about the final few weeks of the season (Fife Today)

Staying in Kirkcaldy, Fife Today look back at the successful Flyers side of the late 70’s, a time that was laden with trophies.

In Glasgow, the Clan’s third place shootout with Nottingham Panthers is close to another sell out (Glasgow Clan)

From the other end of this particular fixture, Panthers spoke to Tim Billingsley about the game in Scotland on Saturday while Dylan Olsen also updated as he battles to return from injury soon.

Sheffield Steelers are looking forward to the visit of Milton Keynes Lightning, with some of their former players making one more appearance in the Sheffield Arena (Sheffield Steelers)

Steelers coach Tom Barrasso says Sutton Sting loanee Jonas Fredriksson is a victim of the harsh realities of sport (Sheffield Star)

Cardiff Devils are continuing their title push with a visit of Manchester Storm and have provided a guide of everything you need to know ahead of the game (Cardiff Devils)

NHL hopeful Liam Kirk is getting ready for his first taste of play-off action with Peterborough Petes tonight when they travel to Oshawa Generals in their Game One and he’s hoping to help sap their confidence (British Ice Hockey)

We looked ahead to the final games of the Elite League regular season and revealed how the outcome of the title race will have a bearing on the battle for the top eight places (British Ice Hockey)

It’s a big weekend in the NIHL and the play-offs for teams in Divisions 1 North and South gets underway (EIHA – NIHL play-offs)

In case you didn’t see this, the EIHA Women’s Trophy will head to Widnes in the early June, with all relevant information about what’s sure to be a great weekend (EIHA – Women’s Trophy)

The NIHL have announced there will be surplus that will be returned to the clubs as they reveal ticket sales for their finals weekend in Coventry in April are going well (EIHA – NIHL Play-off Weekend)

Current play-off holders Basingstoke Bison are looking ahead to their play-off quarter final against Streatham (Basingstoke Gazette)

Peterborough Phantoms captain James Ferrara has picked up two trophies this season already and now he has a taste for it (Peterborough Phantoms)

And, finally, here’s your at-a-glance guide to the games in the NIHL Play-offs this weekend

 

 

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