It was quite a night on Monday as the Elite League carried out their first draft ahead of the Elite Series, which begins early next month.
We’ve scoured Twitter and picked out our favourite tweets of the night as fans, players, coaches and management gathered to watch one of the most compelling occasions the league had ever seen.
Check out what we found
1. Kieran Brown was drafted to Nottingham Panthers and will now get the chance to play with his childhood hero, Robert Lachowicz as he shared this sweet photo when he was younger
— Kieran Brown (@kieranbrownie12) March 8, 2021
2. Ben Bowns reacts to the news he’s Nottingham bound for the Elite Series
— Ben Bowns (@bownsy21) March 8, 2021
3. in Glasgow, Clan captain Matt Haywood is swapping Glasvegas for Oasis as he prepares for a reunion with former coach Ryan Finnerty and half the 2016 Clan team it seems
— Matt Haywood (@MattHaywood11) March 8, 2021
4. Young netminder Will Bray is excited by the chance to show what he can do for Coventry Blaze
— Will Bray (@willbray25) March 8, 2021
5. Manchester Storm coach Ryan Finnerty enjoyed the experience of building his team in a different way and the players he’s bringing together
I hope @officialEIHL fans enjoyed the draft. Great job by the league and everyone who made it happen behind the scenes. It was lots of fun to be a part of and we are looking forward to working with our new(old) players for the @Mcr_Storm in preparation for #2021EliteSeries
— Ryan Finnerty (@Finner16) March 9, 2021
6. In Cardiff, co-owner Steve King greeted news of Matthew Myers’ move to Sheffield Steelers by wanting to make sure the orange is washed out of him when he returns
I’m going to suggest a full 14 day quarantine before he can rejoin us. #dirty
— Steve King (@Tacosteve10) March 9, 2021
7. We’ll finish with a tweet that sums it up for us by Chris Ellis, former Elite League media officer, current Ice Hockey UK media officer, member of the FreeSports team and all round good egg. And so say all of us.
Thought the EIHL Draft was superb tonight. Todd Kelman was a great host and the production had Dave Burnham and VisionMix written all over it. Quality stuff. Hats off to the EIHL's Luke Fisher and club media teams for their social media presence tonight. Was excellent.
— Chris Ellis (@ChrisEllyEllis) March 8, 2021