Around the Rinks – Thu 17 Jan 19

Good morning, hockey fans!

It was quite an eventful day around the rinks yesterday so catch up with all the headlines as we get ready for another day.  Here we go…

Nottingham Panthers had the biggest story of the day as they sacked head coach Rich Chernomaz (Nottingham Panthers, BBC Nottingham Sport, Nottingham Live, British Ice Hockey)

His replacement, former assistant Rick Strachan, took charge straight away, but has warned changes won’t suddenly happen overnight (British Ice Hockey)

Our own Craig Anderson reckons following Corey Neilson was always going to be a tough job for Chernomaz, or anyone coming in to succeed the multi trophy winning coach (British Ice Hockey)

Following the release of three players from Sheffield Steelers, the soul searching continues, with David Simms looking for the leaders in the team in his weekly column (Sheffield Star)

Steelers coach Tom Barrasso says he and the team should share the responsibility after the three players departed the club (Sheffield Star)

But Barrasso is working to bring in reinforcements, reports the Yorkshire Post

Dundee Stars coach and GM Omar Pacha has issued a message to the Stars fans (Dundee Stars)

Terry Philiips launched his first column for Dai Sport, covering all things UK ice hockey

There was on ice action in the Elite League last night as Manchester Storm kept their recent run of good form going with a 3-2 win over Guildford Flames. Report from the game on the Guildford Flames website

To finish off, here is Ciaran Long’s winning goal against the Flames that sealed the points…

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