Around the Rinks – Thu 28 Feb 19

Good morning, hockey fans!

As we say goodbye to February, we bring you the headlines and stories from all over the country to set you up nicely for the day.  Here we go…

A late double from Darcy Murphy kept Belfast Giants just ahead of Cardiff Devils as they left it late in the live televised clash at Fife Flyers, with Adam Keefe’s side winning 3-1 in Kirkcaldy (BBC NI Sport, Belfast Telegraph)

Cardiff Devils kept their title bid going with a 5-2 win over Glasgow Clan at home as they bounced back from their weekend disappointments in Belfast (BBC Sport Wales, Cardiff Devils, Glasgow ClanDai Sport)

Before last night’s game in Fife, Giants’ Josh Roach spoke of how he thinks the team are capable of going on to win a treble this season (Belfast Telegraph)

Sheffield Steelers host the Giants on Saturday in another big home game for Tom Barrasso’s side and their captain, Jonathan Phillips says his team will deliver (Sheffield Steelers)

Nottingham Panthers forward Justin Kovacs recalls what happened when Fife Flyers last visited the Motorpoint Arena as he anticipates this Sunday’s rematch between the teams (Nottingham Panthers)

Sam Bullas has been a trusty lieutenant in the trenches for Swindon Wildcats and the club are holding a testimonial to mark his decade with the club (Swindon Wildcats)

The NIHL Cup Finals begin this week, with accolades up for grabs north and south.  Check out this handy guide to the games here (EIHA)

Cup final fever has hit Basingstoke as the Bison prepare for the first leg of their NIHL South Cup Final when they host Peterborough Phantoms (Basingstoke Bison)

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