Around the Rinks – Wed 05 Dec 18

It’s that time of the day when we round up all the morning news from around the country so you don’t have to go looking.  We think we’ve got everything covered so here we go

After the news that broke yesterday that Coventry Blaze were releasing Miika Wiikman, they move quickly to bring back Czech goalie Miroslav Kopriva, who returns after his spell out injured (Coventry Blaze)

There are some games taking place tonight, starting with the televised game in Dundee tonight where the Stars host Belfast Giants a week after the Challenge Cup holders turned over the Scottish side 8-0.  Dundee coach Omar Pacha says payback would be ideal (British Ice Hockey)

Cardiff Devils are enticing fans to their midweek game with Guildford Flames with a great offer to fill the arena (Cardiff Devils)

Speaking of the Devils, congratulations on picking up a top prize at the Wales Sports Awards last night…

Glasgow Clan have picked out the dangermen they’ll face when they host Sheffield Steelers at Braehead Arena on Wednesday (Glasgow Clan)

From the Steelers point of view, they’ll be without Eric Neiley, who picked up an injury in training on Tuesday and won’t make the trip to Scotland (Sheffield Steelers)

Sheffield Steelers’ Evan McGrath looks ahead to the game in Scotland and says experienced heads in the team won’t let over-confidence become an issue after their upturn in form (Yorkshire Post)

It’s a big night in the NIHL when Sheffield Steeldogs meet Peterborough Phantoms in the first leg of their Autumn Cup Final at Ice Sheffield.  Steeldogs coach Ben Morgan has a simplistic view of how to look ahead to the tie ahead (British Ice Hockey)

On the other side, Phantoms coach Slava Koulikov believes winning a trophy at this stage would be huge, but refuses to get ahead of himself as his side head to Yorkshire (British Ice Hockey)

Last night, Nottingham Panthers gave themselves a great chance of reaching the semi finals of the Challenge Cup with a 6-1 win at Manchester Storm.  Here’s their report from the game. (Nottingham Panthers)

POST MATCH REACTION

Manchester Storm coach Ryan Finnerty gives his thoughts post game:

Nottingham Panthers coach Rich Chernomaz was a happy man, as you would expect, following the result:

Audio can be found through the Nottingham Panthers website

 

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