Around the Rinks – Thu 6th Dec 18

Good morning, hockey fans!

There’s plenty to keep you occupied as we round up the action and reaction from last night’s games and whatever else has been happening.

So take a few minutes and bring yourself up to speed as we go Around the Rinks

Cardiff Devils nick victory in overtime over Guildford Flames as they are taken the distance in the contest at the Viola Arena (BBC Sport Wales, Guildford Flames)

A François Bouchard hat-trick put Dundee Stars in pole position to take the points as they consigned Belfast Giants to their second straight league loss, going down 6-4 in front of the TV cameras (Belfast Telegraph, Belfast Giants)

In Glasgow, Pete Russell’s Clan team got the edge over Sheffield Steelers, taking a comfortable 5-2 win over Tom Barrasso’s side at Braehead Arena (Glasgow Clan, Sheffield Steelers, Sheffield Star)

In his weekly column, David Simms bemoans Sheffield Steelers’ injury woes and reflects on the season that’s been for them so far (Sheffield Star)

It was honours even in the first leg of the NIHL Autumn Cup Final as Sheffield Steeldogs and Peterborough Phantoms shared four goals

POST MATCH REACTION:

Cardiff Devils coach Andrew Lord was ‘proud’ of his team as they took the points in a 4-3 overtime win over Guildford Flames, while Flames coach Paul Dixon saw the positives from his team’s display

The night’s biggest result was in Dundee where the Stars beat Belfast Giants 6-4 to extend their winning run to five and Stars coach Omar Pacha praised his team’s ‘gutsy’ performance and hat-trick hero François Bouchard.  As for Giants coach Adam Keefe, he wasn’t happy.

Glasgow Clan coach Pete Russell was pleased with his side’s performance in their 5-2 win over Sheffield Steelers. while Sheffield Steelers coach Tom Barrasso took responsibility for his team’s poor preparation.

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