Elite League D-Day: The reaction

(PHOTO: Helen Brabon)

The world of British ice hockey is still taking in the news that the Elite League has been suspended for the entire 2020/21 season and it’s a sad day for the sport.

The teams have started their positions known about where they stand, so we’ve rounded up reaction from all ten clubs and how this affects them going forward.  We’ll up date them as we go.

BELFAST GIANTS

“We understand how difficult this news is going to be for our incredible fans, some of whom haven’t missed a game in 20 years. We want to assure you that we will do everything possible to bring ice hockey back to this amazing city at the earliest possible opportunity.” – Steve Thornton

Read the full release here: https://www.belfastgiants.com/2020/09/15/giants-update-on-the-2020-21-season/

CARDIFF DEVILS

COVENTRY BLAZE

Reaction to follow

DUNDEE STARS

FIFE FLYERS

“It would be extremely irresponsible of us to rush the return of play to get fans back in the arena to the detriment of our staff and our players’ safety and that is what must be at the forefront of all our minds when making this decision.” – Fife Flyers

Read the full statement here: https://www.fifeflyers.co.uk/38_eliteleaguesuspension.html

GLASGOW CLAN

GUILDFORD FLAMES

Reaction to follow

MANCHESTER STORM

Reaction to follow

NOTTINGHAM PANTHERS

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SHEFFIELD STEELERS

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