The lads return for another show and this week in full rainbow celebrating the EIHL pride week. The lads discuss Scottish Hockey in limbo, EIHL COVID Protocols, schedule changes, rainbow rinks, Coyote problems, a hunt for a hero, and a non-family-friendly rapper. Plus all the usual news bits and features you have come to expect from the Door 14 Hockey Podcast.
Period One - Local Coverage
Scottish teams are in limbo as Covid restrictions mean they are limited to 200 fans.
Meanwhile, the EIHL has attempted to quell disquiet around its own Covid protocol, however questions still remain…because to say a league can’t have a published protocol isn’t quite right, is it?
The Challenge Cup rumbles on, however the league have now moved to make semifinals a one-off game with the top seed taking home ice advantage.
In the NIHL, Dave Whistle has departed the Leeds Knights
Leeds Knight Confirm Change in Management Team pic.twitter.com/rUvy4fkmFO
— Leeds Knights 🏳️🌈 (@Leedsknights) January 12, 2022
…leading to suspicion that he could be about to make a return to the EIHL, as the Nottingham Panthers parted ways with former coach Tim Wallace.
Period Two - International Hockey
Evander Kane…yeah, Evander Kane – he was placed on unrestricted waivers by the Sharks in a move to end his contract after yet again flouting NHL and Canadian COVID restrictions, THEN was linked to a deal with Edmonton, BUT seems to have screwed that up too now…
The Kalamazoo Wings continue to do epic things both on and off the ice – but this time they did it WITH their ice! check it out below!
The Kalamazoo Wings played on rainbow ice last night 🤝 #HockeyIsForEveryone
(📸: @KalamazooWings) pic.twitter.com/ADVjVlCo3l
— NHL (@NHL) January 8, 2022
The NHL is making changes to their NHL protocol, namely the isolation period for positive players before they return to play.
Things are going from bad to worse in Arizona. Is it going to be so long to the ‘Yotes before too long?
Period Three - General Nockey News!
We at Door 14 Hockey join the rest of the hockey community in sending our deepest condolences to the friends, family and teammates of young Teddy Balkind after the young player sadly lost his life after an unfortunate incident during a game.
Meanwhile, there was some epic news out of Seattle as a young medical student received some well earned kudos following a remarkable spot during Vancouver’s last visit.
In lighter news, rapper Kodak Black had a hell of a night in Florida this week!
One outstanding Twitter user was quick off the mark with this excellent DOPS take on the matter
I broke down Kodak Black’s hitting from behind play in Florida pic.twitter.com/ChS5t5HwJR
— Mike Westlake (@mikewestlakee) January 12, 2022
We look ahead to the 2022 EIHL Pride game in Belfast and cast our eyes over the special jerseys being unveiled across the league.
ABC's of Hockey
No Bedtime story this time kids…
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