Around the Rinks – Tue 29 Jan 19

Good morning, hockey fans!

Let’s see what’s going on in the world of British Ice Hockey by taking a short tour around the rinks for your morning fix

Fife Flyers assistant coach Jeff Hutchins talks about the travel issues that affected his team, leading to the call off of Sunday’s game with Cardiff Devils (British Ice Hockey)

Belfast Giants coach Adam Keefe looks ahead to tonight’s Challenge Cup semi final first leg clash at Glasgow Clan (BBC NI Sport)

Speaking of the Giants, we had a chat with Colin Shields about his record breaking 732nd point that made him the Elite League’s all-time top points scorer (British Ice Hockey)

You can hear the full audio from the interview with Shields here:

Three ferries, a night in Belfast and 500 not out as BBC Sport Scotland look back at how the Scottish teams fared over the weekend (BBC Sport Scotland)

Nottingham Panthers got a big win against Cardiff Devils on Saturday and now look ahead to their game with Milton Keynes Lightning this week (Nottingham Panthers)

Record breaking loss for Milton Keynes Lightning adds to further woes (MK Citizen)

Sheffield Steelers defence man Mark Matheson says he and his team owe their fans ‘big time’ (Sheffield Star)

In our weekly Monday After blog, we looked at how Nottingham Panthers’ free webcast from their game against Cardiff Devils could be a game changer in Elite League exposure (British Ice Hockey)

Peterborough Today wrote about how Peterborough Phantoms had pressed the self destruct button, losing to Basingstoke Bison on Sunday.

While the Basingstoke Gazette reflect on the same game from their point of view, as Bison moved into second place at Peterborough’s expense.

There was a big win for Bracknell Bees in their game over Streatham, as Bracknell News reported on their weekend progress.

Telford Tigers have issued a statement after their game on Sunday against Whitley Warriors was called off as the Warriors bus broke down en route (Telford Tigers)

And Nottingham Panthers legend David Clarke paid tribute to former team-mate Matthew Myers after presenting him with a commemorative jersey to mark the Cardiff Devils man’s 900th game in all EIHL competitions


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