Category Archives: Blog

September 08, 2018

We stand on the edge of the precipice…social lives on hold, or starting up again (depends how you look at it!), saving on the food shop to save for those all important away trips (you don’t really need milk anyway) and the cold sweats that will be brought about by third period rallies, going two goals down and any visit from those certain members of team striped we all love…

August 30, 2018

This evening sees the start of the competitive hockey for one of the Elite League teams who will compete against our neighbours to the east…no further east than Glasgow…and Fife….yup, there you go!

Hello Europe, EIHL calling!

The Cardiff Devils will see the puck drop competitively for the first time this season, in games that matter, and will be hoping to represent the league in the Champions Hockey League as well as Nottingham did last…

July 24, 2018

Over the years, there have been some distinctly…

November 14, 2017

As my adventure to the spiritual home country of hockey ends with me sat in seat 39G of Air Canada’s flight to London, I find myself at a loose end and able to start to reflect on what has been a trip of a lifetime. I really should mention that this trip wouldn’t have happened if not for my amazing fiancée Catherine either, so now that’s the mushy part…

October 30, 2017

 

So, I’ve been in Canada a little under a week now and I’ve been to my first ever NHL game at the Bell Centre (Centre Bell to the native Québécois Montrealers) and so far the hockey experience here has been very different to that I’ve experienced back home in Belfast.

Firstly, the scale of it is on another…

October 04, 2017

A few weeks ago, many of you will have read our prediction blogs on all three conferences.

 

Some of you may also have read the specific section in my (John’s) Erhardt Conference predictions blog concerning the Nottingham Panthers, which I have included for reference (click the photo to read the whole Erhardt prediction blog).

 

As you will undoubtedly note,…

October 02, 2017

It has been 25 years since District 5 skated onto our screens and became known worldwide as the Mighty Ducks. We watched in awe as Gordon Bombay lead a rag tag bunch of unlikely hockey players to not only become local Pee Wee champs, but also world champions.

It what has become a firm favourite hockey movie, Disney’s Might Ducks franchise was a monster hit, spawning three movies, a short-lived…

September 02, 2017

 

Last up we take a look at the last, and newest, conference in the form of the Patton Conference. We have already discussed the Patton conference with team fans and you can read that blog here. However let’s take a more in depth look at the conference and those all-important predictions.

Coventry Blaze

The Blaze had a really tough 2016/17 EIHL campaign. Not only did they struggle for most of…

September 01, 2017

So we’ve seen the Gardiner Conference reviewer by Marty. This time around John turns the attention to the Erhardt Conference, or as many are calling it; the Arena Teams.

The Belfast Giants, the Cardiff Devils, the Nottingham Panthers and the Sheffield Steelers will duke it out for conference silverware and perhaps even the league trophy itself, the Monteith Bowl. The four teams look to each other as the main competitors for…