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    CHERNOMAZ HAILS RETURN OF PITHER

    Date:06/19/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Nottingham Panthers coach Rich Chermonaz says keeping Luke Pither on his team was something that had to be done. The forward has returned to carry on where he finished after picking up 37 points in his 28 appearances after signing from Almtuna IS in Sweden in January. And Chernomaz was pleased to see the player return, where he believes the Canadian can be a top performer for him in the campaign...


    GIANTS COMPLETE HUSKIES DOUBLE SWOOP

    Date:06/19/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Belfast Giants have added defencemen Kendall McFaull and forward Josh Roach to their line-up ahead of the 2018/19 season. Adam Keefe has bolstered his squad with the addition of two players who have iced for the University of Saskatchewan for the past few seasons. McFaull has spent the last five years there, scoring 13 goals and 26 assists, 39 points in 139 games and was drafted by the former At...


    RUOPP KEEN TO EXPLORE FAMILY TIES

    Date:06/19/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    New Manchester Storm defenceman Harrison Ruopp says he’s delighted to be joining a club in a country he has a connection to.   The 25-year-old has signed on for 2018/19 for Ryan Finnerty’s side as their preparations continue for the new campaign.   And Ruopp is excited to be heading to the UK after news of his signing was confirmed by the club.   &ld...


    STEELERS ADD WINGER TANNER EBERLE

    Date:06/19/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Sheffield Steelers have snapped up 24-year-old Canadian winger Tanner Eberle. The Regina native split last season between the Allen Americans and the Jacksonville IceMen, scoring 23 goals and 35 points in 74 ECHL games, and arrives in Sheffield with the backing of former Steelers Head Coach Mike Blaisdell. “Tanner was on the radar” current Steelers Coach Paul Thompson said “I&r...


    PACHA WELCOMES BACK LOCAL LAD INGLIS

    Date:06/18/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Dundee Stars coach Omar Pacha says he’s looking forward to helping Kris Inglis in the latest phase of his career after the youngster committed for another season. The 19-year-old is going into his third season with the club after agreeing terms for the 2018/19 season. And Pacha is pleased at how Inglis, who hails from the city, has progressed since joining the Stars himself a year ago. &l...


    GUILLAUME LEPINE RETURNS TO PANTHERS

    Date:06/18/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Nottingham Panthers have brought back popular defenceman Guillaume Lepine, five years after he last played for the club. Lepine originally joined the Panthers in 2010, helping the East Midlands side to win three Challenge Cups, three Playoff titles and an Elite League championships during three seasons with the club before moving back to North America. Since then Lepine has featured in more than...


    FINNERTY: LINSMAYER CAN ADAPT QUICKLY FOR STORM

    Date:06/15/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Manchester Storm coach Ryan Finnerty reckons new forward Rob Linsmayer can adapt quickly to the Elite League after sealing a move from French side Rapaces de Gap.   The 28-year-old will play his second season in Europe after spending a year in France and becomes Manchester’s ninth signing of the summer so far.   And Finnerty is looking forward to having him join the roster when...


    BATCH BACK IN RED AFTER RE-SIGNING WITH DEVILS

    Date:06/15/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Cardiff Devils have confirmed the return of British utility player Josh Batch for the 2018/19 season. The 27-year-old originally joined the Devils in 2011, following two seasons playing in North America, and has gone on to become a fan favourite among the club’s fan base. While Batch has played much of his career as a defenceman, Devils Head Coach Andrew Lord had started to use the Chelmsf...


    LUNDIN AGREES RETURN WITH FLAMES

    Date:06/14/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Guildford Flames have announced the return of long-serving Jez Lundin, who has agreed a two-year deal with the Spectrum side. The 30-year-old had a solid first season back in the Elite League, having previously played for Newcastle Vipers between 2006 and 2009. And Flames coach Paul Dixon was especially pleased to get a player back he knows well having played and coached throughout his own time ...


    DUTIAUME: BLOODOFF RETURN WAS PRIORITY

    Date:06/13/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Fife Flyers coach Todd Dutiaume says the re-signing of forward Evan Bloodoff was a priority as they set about building on the success of last season. The 27-year-old will return to Kirkcaldy for 2018/19 after being announced as Flyers’ first signing for the new campaign. And Dutiaume revealed he knew Bloodoff would prove to be a force in the Elite League before he went on to bag 32 goals a...


    RUMPEL TO MIND THE NET FOR CLAN

    Date:06/13/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Braehead Clan head coach Pete Russell believes new netminder Joel Rumpel can be a big player for his team after securing his services for the new season. The 27-year-old Canadian joins the Glasgow side after a campaign split between ECHL sides Wichita Thunder and Utah Grizzlies. And Russell revealed Rumpel was a player he kept going back to as he weighed up his options for the position, where he...


    LONDON CALLED TO MK'S KILLEEN

    Date:06/13/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    New Milton Keynes Lightning netminder Patrick Killeen said a previous visit to London sparked an interest in moving to the UK.   The 28-year-old has moved from Ritten Sport in Italy after two seasons to try his hand in the Elite League after signing for Doug McKay’s side.   And Killeen spoke highly of the standard of the league and British ice hockey in general following the su...


    GB STARLET KIRK NINE DAYS FROM LIVING THE DREAM

    Date:06/12/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Liam Kirk will head to Dallas for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft ahead of the massive event which begins on 22nd June, wide-eyed and hopeful that he can be part of the “The Show” next season. It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for the Sheffield teenager in a season that perhaps didn’t yield any silverware for him as part of the Sheffield Steelers, but two gold medals with Great Bri...


    PANTHERS RE-SIGN BRITISH TRIO

    Date:06/12/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Nottingham Panthers have confirmed the return of Josh Tetlow, Joseph Hazeldine, and Jordan Kelsall for the 2018/19 season. Tetlow featured in 29 Elite League games for the Panthers last season, with a further six appearances in the Challenge Cup plus four Champions Hockey League games, with the 6’6” blue liner quickly settling in to life in the UK’s top flight. Due to inju...


    LIGHTNING SIGN CANADIAN FORWARD DAVID NORRIS

    Date:06/12/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Milton Keynes Lightning have signed 25-year-old Canadian forward David Norris. The Calgary native spent the past two seasons with Arizona State University, registering 28 points in 52 games for the Sun Devils. Prior to this, Norris played NCAA for American International College, making the NCAA (AHA) All-Rookie Team in 2013/14, before transferring to Arizona in 2015 - a move which required him t...


    MCFADDEN NEXT FOR STEELERS ARRIVAL

    Date:06/11/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Sheffield Steelers head coach Paul Thompson is expecting newly-signed defenceman Josh McFadden to play a key role for the club. The 27-year-old is the latest player to commit to the club for the new season after arriving from the University of Guelph, where he’s spent the last two campaigns. And Thompson has high hopes for his latest arrival as he plots a title challenge in 2018/19. &ldqu...


    O’CONNOR’S KHL DREAM MOVE OVER

    Date:06/09/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Great Britain defenceman Ben O’Connor won’t be joining Barys Astana in the KHL after a change in the club’s ownership. The former Sheffield Steeler was due to return to Kazakhstan after agreeing terms, but a statement on the Astana website confirmed there would be no place for the 29-year-old. It read: “The Astana "Barys" have terminated the contract with Ben O&...


    MOSEY BIDS FAREWELL TO PANTHERS

    Date:06/09/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Nottingham Panthers have confirmed that forward Evan Mosey won’t be returning to the club for the new campaign. In a statement on the club’s website, the 29-year-old informed the organisation of his intention to move on, a season into a two-year deal. And Panthers coach Rich Chernomaz admits he was disappointed at Mosey’s decision, but is moving on with their plans. “Eva...


    TANSKI CHECKS IN FOR CLAN

    Date:06/08/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Braehead Clan coach Pete Russell reckons new forward Scott Tanski will fit into the Elite League. The 28-year-old is the newest face at the club as the Glasgow organisation continue to prepare for the 2018/19 season. And Russell also believes the former Reading Royals man will make his Clan team better going forward. “I believe Scott’s game will be suited to the EIHL and he will be ...


    DEVILS RE-SIGN GOALTENDING DUO

    Date:06/08/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Defending champions Cardiff have confirmed the return of goaltending duo Ben Bowns and Thomas Murday. Team GB number one Bowns originally joined Cardiff in 2014, going on to back stop the Welsh side to two Elite League titles, two Challenge Cups and a playoff crown during the past four seasons. The 27-year-old has also picked up three straight EIHL Netminder of the Year titles, while helping Tea...


    FLAMES ACE ACKERED RE-SIGNS FOR 2 MORE YEARS

    Date:06/06/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Swedish blue liner Calle Ackered has signed a new 2-year deal with Guildford Flames, following his standout performance last season. The 27-year-old led all defenceman in goals (20) and was third in defensive scoring, behind teammate Jesse Craige and Cardiff’s Andrew Hotham, after registering 60 points in 56 Elite League games for the Surrey side. The Stockholm native added a further two g...


    THOMPSON LOOKING FOR ‘OFFENSIVE PUNCH’ FROM NEW BOY PITT

    Date:06/05/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Sheffield Steelers have signed 26-year-old forward Josh Pitt, with Head Coach Paul Thompson hoping for big things from the Ontario native. Pitt has scored 49 goals in 113 ECHL games for Kalamazoo Wings during the past two seasons, with Thompson confident there is more to come: “I think we have signed a player on the up. “I think Josh played a more defensive role whilst at University...


    RUSSELL: GOALIE GARY IS ONE OF TOP BRIT NETMINDERS

    Date:06/05/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Braehead Clan coach Pete Russell reckons netminder Gary Russell is among one of the top five British netminders as he brought him back to the club. The 28-year-old is heading into his fourth year with the Glasgow club after being confirmed to become Braehead’s tenth signing of the summer so far. And the Clan coach is looking forward to working with a player he’s known for quite some ...


    HOTHAM ANNOUNCES DEVILS DEPARTURE

    Date:06/05/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

      Cardiff Devils defenceman Andrew Hotham has announced his departure from the club via social media. The 31-year-old ends his four-year association with the Welsh side on the back of multiple success, including two league championships, two Challenge Cups and one in the Play-Offs. And, in a statement on Twitter, Hotham admits he stayed on longer than he expected to after initially signing...


    PANTHERS ADD HOTSHOT RHEAULT

    Date:06/05/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Nottingham Panthers have signed American forward Jon Rheault from EBEL side Klagenfurter AC. Rheault was drafted in the 5th round (145th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by Philadelphia Flyers, after bagging 30 points in 35 NCAA games for Providence College during the season prior. The Texas native spent four years with Providence in total, scoring 56 goals and 105 points in 142 NCAA games, ...


    SWINDLEHURST MAKES BELFAST SWITCH

    Date:06/05/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    New Belfast Giants defenceman Paul Swindlehurst says he was looking for a change as he ended his two-year stint at Manchester Storm. The 25-year-old is the latest addition to Adam Keefe’s roster ahead of the new campaign as preparations continue. And Swindlehurst, a GB gold medal winner at the recent World Championships, reckons the Belfast coach can help him improve. “Everything Ad...


    PANTHERS SNAP UP DOTY

    Date:06/03/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Nottingham Panthers coach Rich Chernomaz believes new forward Jacob Doty’s size and strength will be key for his team. The former Braehead Clan man has returned to the Elite League after a season with the Glasgow club and joins Panthers for the 2018/19 season. And Chernomaz, going his first campaign behind the bench after replacing long-serving Corey Neilson, highlighted what the 24-year-o...


    STADEL SECURED FOR STORM

    Date:06/02/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Manchester Storm coach Ryan Finnerty says latest arrival Riley Stadel was one he looked at thoroughly before making his move. The 22-year-old joins from Dundee Stars, with whom he featured prominently last season as Storm confirmed their eighth member of the 2018/19 roster. And Finnerty says he’s looking forward to working his new defenceman later in the year. “I put a lot of time i...


    BESKOROWANY JOINS UP WITH GIANTS

    Date:06/01/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    New Belfast Giants netminder Tyler Beskorowany revealed shared ambitions with the Giants management convinced him to sign for the club. The former Edinburgh Capitals goalie is back in the Elite League for next season after agreeing to join Adam Keefe’s men, replacing Jackson Whistle, who signed for Sheffield Steelers. And he says he’s already getting his training started ahead of the...


    DEVILS HOPING FOR ‘MOORE’ FROM CRAIG

    Date:06/01/2018   Source:Elite Ice Hockey League  

    Cardiff Devils have re-signed 22-year-old Brit Craig Moore for a second season. Moore joined the Devils from Dundee last summer, but was limited to just 23 games for the Elite League champions after picking up a lower body injury against Belfast in November, which ultimately required season ending surgery. Despite missing a significant amount of the 2017/18 season, Moore did enough to convince D...