Around the Rinks – Thu 21 Feb 19

Good morning, hockey fans!

We saw another busy night of action in the Elite League and across the country so let’s not waste any more time and go straight into what’s gone on.

Guillaume Doucet hits a hat-trick as Glasgow Clan stun Sheffield Steelers for six again (Sheffield Star, Yorkshire Post, Glasgow Clan, Sheffield Steelers)

Guildford Flames pick up another fine win at home over Milton Keynes Lightning, winning 5-1 to give them sight of the top four (Guildford Flames)

Late goals from Coventry Blaze give them the edge as they take a 3-1 win away from Nottingham Panthers to add to their form worries (Coventry Blaze, Nottingham Panthers)

POST MATCH REACTIONS:

Sheffield Steelers coach Tom Barrasso and Glasgow Clan coach Pete Russell

Manchester Storm coach Ryan Finnerty and Dundee Stars coach Omar Pacha

Rick Strachan of Nottingham Panthers and Danny Stewart from Coventry Blaze

Guildford Flames coach Paul Dixon and Milton Keynes Lightning player-coach Tim Wallace

In other news, Milton Keynes Lightning have released further information relating to the departure of Ryan Lannon last week (Milton Keynes Lightning)

In the NIHL, Peterborough Phantoms have confirmed their place in the NIHL South Cup final against Bracknell Bees, winning 3-2 on the night and 9-5 on aggregate. Basingstoke Bison have announced details of the final.

In the Phantoms locker room, net minder Jordan Marr was leading the celebrations (via Instagram):

Before last night’s game at Manchester Storm, Dundee Stars coach Omar Pacha spoke about how his playing comeback came to be (British Ice Hockey)

Coventry Blaze has some information regarding their game with Fife Flyers, taking place on Sunday at the Skydome (Coventry Blaze)

Fife Flyers assistant coach Jeff Hutchins has explained why they limit their ice time for young British players, after coming under fire from fans in recent days (Fife Today)

Attention now turns to the double header between Belfast Giants and Cardiff Devils on Friday.  We’ll have our own content to bring you, but we’ve been running a poll all week on who you think will win the league on our Twitter page @BritIceHockey

Finally, we get a peak behind the scenes at the Fly DSA Arena post game last night (courtesy of Dave Simms):

Them damn Scots …..

Posted by David Simms on Wednesday, 20 February 2019

 

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