The race to build the teams has increased a notch, particularly in the Elite League where most teams have made some additions.
In a busy week, Giants and Devils have led the way by making bulk announcements to whet the appetite while one or two movers also caught the eye.
Here are the moves made at the time of writing.
In Belfast, coach Adam Keefe announced another three to his team for the new season with announcement that Mark Garside and Ben Lake were returning, but they were bringing in American defenceman Jeff Baum.
Cardiff Devils really gave their fans something to enjoy when they announced EIGHT signings in the space of 48 hours. First of all, Josh Batch and Mark Richardson were revealed to be back, plus the return of Ben Davies in Devils colours after eight years away.
And that’s a wrap on the 2021 Devils Summit 😈🙌
5 HUGE signings:
Guildford Flames also continued to strengthen when they brought in Alex Yuill then followed that up with a surprise switch for GB forward Robert Lachowicz, who leaves Nottingham Panthers after 14 years.
Manchester Storm also got off and running with their recruitment by bringing back netminder Matt Ginn after his season away with Kansas City Mavericks with Adam Brady following him to Ryan Finnerty’s side.
Milton Keynes Lightning also bid forward Rio Grinell-Parke a fond farewell as he made the move to Raiders for the new season.
Hungarian forward, Tamas Elias, has agreed to join the Bristol Pitbulls for the 2021-22 season.
— Bristol Pitbulls (@bristolpitbulls) July 9, 2021
There were four players coming in and three leaving since we last posted as the teams in NIHL 1 prepared their teams as well.
Daniel Silar said goodbye to Billingham Stars and joined Pirati Chomutov while Chelmsford Chieftains were the most active in the past few days.