The first regular season Door 14 Hockey podcast for 2017-18 is here and we’re coming in loud and clear!
Here’s a taste of what we talk about on this episode. Click the pictures to read more on the source websites.
We chat at length about the ‘newbies’ to the EIHL, the Guildford Flames and the Milton Keynes Lightning (why not see how we thought they’d do in our Patton Conference Preview) and how they got on in their first full weekend of games against the League’s old-guard in the form of the Belfast Giants and the Cardiff Devils.
The Flames came to Belfast to face the Giants, as the latter opened their EIHL home season with a 6-4 win. This game saw the guys pick all 3 of our ‘Stars’ for this episode, Mark Garside (Giants), Colin Shields (Giants) and Mike Will (Flames).
Belfast Giants v Guildford Flames Highlights, Sat 9th September
Credit: Belfast Giants/Giants TV
The Lightning headed to Cardiff Bay as the Devils open their own domestic season with a Challenge Cup victory after raising their 2016-17 championship banners.
Credit: Cardiff Devils/Icetime TV
On Sunday, the Giants travelled to Milton Keynes for the first time to face brand new opposition With some familiar faces in the mix.
Credit: Milton Keynes Lightning/Lightning TV
Also on Sunday, the Flames welcomed reigning Champions the Cardiff Devils as they opened their Elite League home season in style.
Credit: Guildford Flames
Is George Parros the man to lead the NHL’s Department of Player Safety? We chat about the +/- of such a move by the League.
The NHL also announced their new ‘Declaration of Principles’, but does it really do what it says on the tin or is it the wrong tin to start with?
The Wild announce an interesting new fan initiative and invite the State of Hockey to say, “This is Our Ice”.
The Swedes get in on this episode too, with one great, and one not so great story:
Finally, DOPS get their first job this season, and it’s…..an interesting, but predictable one!