Around the Rinks – Thu 10 Jan 19

Good morning, hockey fans!

Time to get your morning fix of the headlines and news doing the rounds around the country and a good night for two of our national teams, not to mention continuing build up to the weekend where there’s plenty to look forward to.  Let’s get started then.

Coventry Blaze started the day of news by announcing a new netminder in Matt Hackett while Miroslav Kopriva had exited the club for the second time this season (Coventry Blaze, British Ice Hockey)

Cardiff Devils added to their own ranks with the signing of Canadian forward James Livingston (Cardiff Devils, BBC Sport Wales, Dai Sport)

Cardiff have also announced they will host another Pride night in support of the LBGT community as part of a month of activities throughout February (Cardiff Devils)

Belfast Giants are getting ready for the Continental Cup weekend as Adam Keefe looked ahead to the challenge ahead, eyeing European glory on home ice (Belfast Giants, Belfast Telegraph)

Sheffield Steelers coach Tom Barrasso has warned any possible reinforcements to his team won’t be arriving immediately (Sheffield Star)

Nottingham Panthers captain Guillaume Lepine looks ahead to Saturday’s game with Manchester Storm and says his team will want revenge for their loss against Ryan Finnerty’s side on Sunday (Nottingham Panthers)

It was a huge night and a huge result for GB Women’s Under 18’s as they defeated top seeds Norway in a dramatic penalty shootout to take their first win of the campaign in Dumfries (Ice Hockey UK, British Ice Hockey)

GB Men’s Under 20’s got their preparations underway in Tallinn with a convincing win over Korea’s Under 20 side, with a hat-trick for Kieran Brown (Ice Hockey UK)


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