The NHL regular season makes its return to our screens on Wednesday night, and thanks to Covid, we’ve been served up a feast of hockey. A realignment of divisions and a 56 game season will take us through to early May, and then it’s four teams from each division into the playoffs, which should be done by mid-July. A flat salary cap this year has … Continue reading The NHL is back!
The Cardiff Devils made their fifth signing announcement of the off-season yesterday when they confirmed that power forward Joey Haddad was back for his sixth season as a Devil. I thought it was time enough to look back at the first five signings, and see where the rest of the off-season will go. Joey Martin The Goat is back. There’s not much more that needs … Continue reading Cardiff Devils – The summer so far
I didn’t follow the Devils back when Scott Matzka played for the team, but watching clips and hearing stories, you get a sense of how special he was not only as a player, but as a person too. On Friday night his story was shown at Ice Arena Wales, tracking his time since being diagnosed with ALS – or Motor Neurone disease as it’s known … Continue reading An inspiring evening.
Through sports you can meet some amazing and inspirational figures, both on and off the ice (or field). This is true in Ice Hockey, where a communal atmosphere allows even rival fans to put their differences aside. During my work experience with the Champions Hockey League I had the pleasure of meeting one of these figures. Upon arriving in Växjö, Sweden, for the CHL final, … Continue reading An Unlikely Acquaintance
It’s fair to say that the CHL Final was one of the best experiences of my life. Being part of the media team was incredible, not only did it give me the opportunity to use my journalistic skills, but it taught me a lot about what’s needed to engage an audience. We started our journey late Sunday night leaving Cardiff at 11:15pm ready for the … Continue reading The CHL Final – Our Journey
As a hockey fan, what do you do when your team overturns a huge deficit to reach a cup final? You lose your mind on social media obviously.
The Elite League has banned him for 20 games. Milton Keynes have released him from his contract. It’s near impossible he’ll play in the Elite League again and the chances are slim anywhere else. Matt Nickerson has had quite the week. After the events of last weekend, it’s hard to find positives for the big defenceman. Now, this is by no means a defence of … Continue reading Two Sides of A Coin
Scoring Leaders Despite sitting 10th in the league, Coventry currently have the top goal-scorer in Marc-Olivier Vallerand who’s put the puck into the back of the net 24 times. Tied on most points is Mike Hammond of the Manchester Storm and Sebastien Sylvestre of the Belfast Giants on 56. Three out of the top five assisting players wear a Guildford shirt, with John Dunbar leading with 41. … Continue reading Sunday stat-check
As we said in our last post, we were asked to write for the CHL. After last time we were asked to do so again. This time we looked at the local heroes from both teams, I looked at JYP Jyväskylä and Liam looked at Växjö. We thought it would be easier to put both of our articles in one place so here they are: Rachel … Continue reading The calm before the storm
The build up to the CHL final has started; as students it’s a big deal to have our work published by a certified website. Before we travel to the Final in Växjö next month, we were asked to write articles for the CHL. As there’s two of us we were given a topic each. One of us wrote about the Captains and the other wrote about … Continue reading It’s only the beginning…