Hope you’ve had a good day, hockey fans. It’s time to bring yourself up to date with what’s happened in Ice Hockey Today as we recap the stories from up and down the country.
Manchester Storm have announced the departure for former Braehead Clan, Fife Flyers and Sheffield Steelers forward Brendan Brooks after a short spell at the club
🚨STORM NEWS🚨 – Your #GoGoodwins sponsored Manchester Storm have released Brendan Brooks with immediate effect. The club would like to thank Brendan for his efforts during his stay in Manchester. More to follow. #WeAreStorm | #ATTWWY ⛈️ pic.twitter.com/gu8vLoMub6
— Manchester Storm (@Mcr_Storm) December 6, 2018
In another departure, Cardiff Devils announced their equipment manager Mick Kemp would be leaving the club with immediate effect too. Kemp joined the Elite League champions in the summer after having worked with Coventry Blaze and Milton Keynes Lightning previously.
And Kemp tweeted his best wishes to Cardiff once the story broke:
Sometimes things just don’t work out. Really enjoyed my time at @cardiffdevils and met many great people. All the best to everyone involved with the club for the rest of the season.
— Mick Kemp (@Kemp1990) December 6, 2018
Fife Flyers trio Scott Aarssen, Rick Pinkston and Paul Crowder paid a visit to Rachel’s House children’s hospice in Kinross to take part in a festive singalong as part of Flyers’ long standing charity tie-in with CHAS (Fife Flyers)
It’s a big night coming for Stephen Murphy, the Belfast Giants goalie, who will celebrate his testimonial on 19th February and the Belfast Giants website have released information regarding tickets.
Speaking of the Giants, head coach Adam Keefe slammed his players after their 6-4 loss at Dundee Stars, making the point he felt there were ‘too many passengers’. The Belfast Telegraph has the story.
From the Stars point of view, forward François Bouchard was pleased to pick up a hat-trick, but believes the standards the team have now set is something they should aim to keep going as they head into the weekend (British Ice Hockey)
It was all square in the NIHL Autumn Cup Final 1st leg as Peterborough Today look back on the game between the Phantoms and Sheffield Steeldogs.
To finish off, EIHA have announced the outcomes of their disciplinary actions from games that took place across the NIHL last weekend with five players copping bans ahead of their next games.