Around the Rinks – Wed 27 Feb 19

Good morning, hockey fans.

Once again, we’re embarking on another busy day so let’s get straight to it with the headlines from around the country this morning.

Belfast Giants captain Blair Riley says the team’s strength lies in unity as they prepare for a tricky trip to Fife Flyers tonight (Belfast Telegraph)

Fife Today look ahead to the game from a Flyers perspective as the league leaders look to build on their successful weekend (Fife Today)

As if we need to remind you, the game is live on television too so let our pals at FreeSports fill you in on what you need to know:

In the night’s other game, Glasgow Clan make the trip to Cardiff Devils and coach Pete Russell says he’s looking forward to the end of the week:

Ice Hockey UK’s National Development coach Tony Hand said he was impressed by what he’d seen with Under 16 players at Ice Sheffield (Ice Hockey UK)

Staying with Hand, he reflected on his success with Murrayfield Racers after they won the SNL title at the weekend and he says they’re looking at options for what league they might play in next season (British Ice Hockey)

Sheffield Steelers coach Tom Barrasso is looking for hard work as they prepare for the visits of the league’s top two this weekend (Sheffield Star)

Nottingham Panthers give an update to their injuries ahead of their two games this weekend against Milton Keynes Lightning and Fife Flyers (Nottingham Panthers)

Panthers forward Jon Rheault also looks ahead to the two games (Nottingham Panthers)

Peterborough Phantoms wish two of their players the best of luck as they get ready to take part in the World University Games in Russia (Peterborough Phantoms)

Catch all the highlights from the weekend’s Elite League games by checking them out at British Ice Hockey

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