Ice Hockey Today – Build Up in Sheffield well underway

Good evening, hockey fans!

It’s been a busy today as we take a look around what’s been happening in Ice Hockey Today and with a Challenge Cup tie taking place tonight, it seems like the most logical place to start.


Sheffield Steelers and Guildford Flames meet up in the first leg of their Challenge Cup tie tonight and captain Jonathan Phillips has praised two of his team-mates in the build-up to the game (Yorkshire Post)

Another Steeler will be missing for the game tonight as he sits out through injury, as reported by Sheffield Star

For ticket and general information on the game, Sheffield Steelers website have all you need to know.

In Glasgow, there was news breaking a short time ago that forward Josh Gratton was leaving the club (Glasgow Clan)

Returning to the Steelers, the Yorkshire Post caught up with former coach Ben Simon with what he’s up to now and how his spell in charge in Sheffield fuelled his desire to coach full time.

Belfast Giants and SSE Arena announce Friendship Series games for January 2019 (Belfast Giants, Belfast Telegraph)

One more from Yorkshire as the Steelers have announced a change in date for their charity head shave to raise money for Prevent Breast Cancer. (Sheffield Steelers)

Back to last night and Dundee Stars reported on their elimination in the Challenge Cup when they lost 4-2 on the night and 12-2 on aggregate to holders Belfast Giants.

Nottingham Panthers coach Rich Chernomaz gave some late night reflections on his team’s progression to the semi finals of the Challenge Cup at the expense of Manchester Storm. (Nottingham Panthers)

Glasgow Clan are considering a new recipient for their Wall of Fame honour and have announced their criteria in deciding who joins Jade Galbraith and Matt Keith et al up there

Coventry Blaze’s Blue Army have announced their travel and accommodation arrangements for the 2019 Play-off Finals weekend. (Coventry Blaze)

Swindon Wildcats have announced their Teddy Toss in aid of Swindon Borough Council’s Fostering Services, which will take place this weekend. (Swindon Wildcats)

Telford teenager looks ahead to Women’s Under 18 World Championships after being selected for next month’s tournament (Shropshire Star)

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