Around the Rinks – Wed 06 Feb 19

Good morning, hockey fans!

It’s game day for GB as they formally begin their preparations for the Men’s World Championships in May, while the women’s side announced their squad for their campaign in April. These and other stories are all here for you this morning.

Sheffield Steelers snuck in a signing yesterday with the news that former Belfast Giants and Edinburgh Capitals goalie Carsen Chubak has been signed as an ‘insurance policy’ (Sheffield Star)

GB’s Women have announced their squad for their World Championship Division II Group A campaign in Dumfries in April (Ice Hockey UK)

Manchester Storm’s Ciaran Long is excited to finally get his GB chance when they take on Dynamo Riga in Coventry tonight (British Ice Hockey)

GB captain Jonathan Phillips also spoke of what to expect when the teams meet tonight as Pete Russell’s men take their first step in preparing for the World Championships in May (British Ice Hockey)

Belfast Giants coach Adam Keefe is keen to eradicate defensive issues after they shipped ten at home over the weekend, despite winning both games (Belfast Telegraph)

For those of you that like a bit of nostalgia, here’s the story of how Fife Flyers’ campaign in 1978/79 went on long into the summer (Fife Today)

There was signing news as two players are leaving the Elite League to go Down Under (Sydney Ice Dogs)

Telford Tigers boss Tom Watkins was a happy man as his side moved past Solway Sharks to head into the NIHL North Cup (Shropshire Star)

Canada and USA are set to lock horns in Sheffield, with some worthy causes set to benefit (Sheffield Star)

Nottingham Panthers’ Chris Stewart reflects on the weekend and looks ahead to their meeting with Sheffield Steelers this weekend (Nottingham Panthers)

Cardiff Devils get ready for their Pride Night this weekend:

 

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