Around the Rinks – Thu 14 Feb 19

Good morning, hockey fans!

It’s Valentine’s Day and what better way to show love by getting your daily hockey fix.  Nah, it was worth a try, but here are the morning’s headlines anyway.

The day’s biggest news was the story that Belfast Giants have earned a Wild Card slot for the Champions Hockey League as a reward for their Continental Cup exploits and because Arlan Kokshetau, who won the tournament, wouldn’t be taking part.

Sheffield Steelers sent an SOS to four former defence man to help them through their injury issues, but were knocked back.  And the clock is ticking towards the deadline (Sheffield Star)

Milton Keynes Lightning face allegations of debt after former coach Doug McKay speaks out over his departure (British Ice Hockey)

Catch anything you might have missed with Elite League highlights from last weekend (British Ice Hockey)

How one person found themselves becoming a Glasgow Clan fan after one game (Evening Times)

It’s the Challenge Cup Semi Finals as Guildford Flames head to Nottingham Panthers for their semi final second leg clash and Panthers forward Robert Lachowicz says it’s been a good week for them (Nottingham Panthers)

Glasgow Clan take a 2-1 lead to Belfast Giants in their second leg clash and Clan’s Chief Operating Officer Gareth Chalmers speaks about the change in the club’s fortunes in the last year (British Ice Hockey)

Fife Flyers and Manchester Storm are still playing the waiting game as they await the DOPS verdict from what happened post game between them on Sunday.  For Fife, their problems go a little deeper (Fife Today)

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