Around the Rinks – Tue 22 Jan 19

Good morning, hockey fans!

Let’s have a look and see what’s been happening around the world of British ice hockey as we go Around the Rinks

Sheffield Steelers coach Tom Barrasso told Sheffield Star he was ‘happy’ with the three players released by the club last week, but implied the rest of the team bore the responsibility.

GB Men’s Under 20’s coach Slava Koulikov says there is a bright future for his players after they picked up a bronze medal in last week’s World Championships in Tallinn (Yorkshire Post)

Milton Keynes Lightning suffered another disappointing weekend in their double header with Sheffield Steelers (MK Citizen)

Dundee Stars player-assistant coach Matt Marquardt praised his team’s resilience after they had to dig deep to complete a four-point weekend (BBC Sport Scotland)

Belfast Giants coach Adam Keefe was disappointed by his team’s performances in Cardiff as they suffered back to back losses to the Devils (Belfast Telegraph, Dai Sport)

Dundee Stars picked up four points from a weekend that saw their team depleted by injury as they snuck past Guildford Flames in overtime (Dundee Courier)

We had some signing news of our own yesterday, in case you missed it, as FreeSports broadcaster Aaron Murphy will join us for a fortnightly Q & A column on our website (British Ice Hockey)

Nottingham Panthers are anticipating a sell out when league leaders Cardiff Devils come to town this Saturday (Nottingham Panthers)

We also learned five things from the weekend’s action (British Ice Hockey)

Plus our own Craig Anderson wondered if the title race was effectively over in his weekly Monday After column (British Ice Hockey)

Finally, Ice Hockey UK have put together a provisional fan package for those wishing to travel to Slovakia in May to see the Great Britain’s Men’s Senior national team take on the world’s best in the World Championships (Ice Hockey UK)

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