Around the Rinks – Wed 12 Dec 18

Good morning, hockey fans!

It was a big night with two Challenge Cup semi finalists confirming their places and other bits and bobs so settle back and catch up with what’s gone on Around the Rinks.

Belfast Giants eased into Challenge Cup last four with victory over Dundee Stars as they continue their quest to retain the competition they won last season (Belfast Telegraph, ITV, Belfast Giants)

Nottingham Panthers joined them in the semi finals despite losing 4-2 to Manchester Storm in their home leg, with Mike Hammond scoring a hat-trick. Panthers advanced winning 8-5 on aggregate (Nottingham Panthers)

Glasgow Clan enjoy life in the fast lane with treat for player sponsors at go karting track (Glasgow Clan)

Coventry Blaze’s Alex Nikiforuk lends his support to ‘Blanket Drive’ in appeal for blankets for homeless people this winter (Coventry Blaze)

Swindon Wildcats and Bracknell Bees have announced their charity game series, taking place at New Year (Swindon Wildcats)


Belfast Giants coach Adam Keefe gives his post match thoughts as the Giants reached the semi finals of the Challenge Cup

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