This week the lads (minus Dave) discuss all Steelers drum gate, their take on “You Can Play” weekend, NHL point system, All-Star weekend, training fights, climate change, and gritty attacks plus all the usual news, bit and features you have come to expect from the Door 14 Hockey podcast.
The lads discuss all the goings on around the EIHL’s inaugural YouCanPlay Pride weekend. It’s not been all sunshine and rainbows….
Premier Sports Onboard for Challenge Cup Final & Playoffs
The EIHL’s best and most patient friend, Premier Sports have come in as title sponsors of both the Challenge Cup Final and the Playoff Final Weekend.
Steelers Stop Banging The (away) Drums
After Glasgow Clan fans were too loud and had to be moved to the Sheffield arena’s upper tier – Steelers owner and League Chairman Tony Smith has gone on record as banning away fans from bringing drums and other instruments to games in the House of Steel.
— Vicky Irwin (@VickyIrwin) January 19, 2020
Points Mean Prizes – The Right Points Though?
Does the points award system need a refresh in the NHL?
German National Player Sophie Kratzer Loses Battle With Cancer
Sad news that prolific German player Sophie Kratzer passes away at just 30 years of age, after a battle with cancer.
Blackhawks Practice Brawl
It seems that all is not rosy in Chicago, as Johathan Toews and Duncan Keith seemed to get into it at practice this week.
In Russia, Putin Comes To Play Hockey
But…there’s a purpose, as Vladamir Putin is invited to see how the changing climate is having an impact on outdoor hockey – even in the High Arctic.
Gritty’s Fall From Grace?
News broke this week that Philly’s viral sensation mascot may be in hot water after an alleged incident with a young fan.
Good Guy Dumba Is Good Guy
Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild proved just how cool he is with this act of kindness after a game.
It’s that time in the show where we want to share a player, a goal or a game that we thought was outstanding this week and you get to vote!
Marty took ANOTHER win last time
John is now convinced that he’s being stitched up…..
Check out this week’s nominations and remember to vote via Twitter!
The Coventry Blaze – For the way in which they have approached the #EIHLPrideWeekend and leading by example.
None for Dave this time.
It’s a triple for Mark (@HotdogPens67 on Twitter) this time as he asks us about the NHL All Star Weekend and if it’s just a tired distraction from the regular season, asks us to comment on the Challenge Cup Final location after some chat from Steeler and Panther fans on social media AND asks about that situation between the Flames and the Jets…
Finally, we want to give a big shoutout to new Canadian Giants’ follower and fan Stuart Walter, who has been engaging with everyone over the last week or so – including us. We urge you all from across the league to get to know him and explain what it is about the EIHL and our teams that keeps us coming week after week. In the mean time, keep an eye on his blog which has been excellent so far, and especially check out his hot takes on the Pride Weekend and how raising matters like LGBTQ+ and equality in sport is indeed a key aspect and responsibility of our amazing sport.