ELITE LEAGUE FIXTURES RELEASED FOR 2018/19
Date: Jul 22, 2018
BELFAST GIANTS vs DUNDEE STARS
SSE Arena, Belfast – 7pm
Dundee Stars make the Valentine’s Day trip to Belfast with more than just love on their mind as their play-off push continues.
Three straight losses have put an obstacle in their way of trying to break into the top eight and heading to face Adam Keefe’s men is, on paper, not the ideal way to get back on track.
The Giants have also suffered recent setbacks in their pursuit of Cardiff Devils for the league title and after Sunday’s sobering loss to Manchester Storm, they’ll want to get back on the bike too.
Belfast have lost twice to the Stars this season, but having home advantage will help them as they get ready to dust themselves down and go again.
REFEREES: Andy Dalton & Stefan Hogarth
LINESMEN: Vytas Lukosevicius & Allan Ward
MANCHESTER STORM vs COVENTRY BLAZE
Silverblades Ice Rink, Altrincham – 7.30pm
Manchester Storm are in a great run of form at the moment and after winning their last six, they are within touching distance of leaping over Belfast Giants for second place.
In their way is Coventry Blaze as Ryan Finnerty’s side looks to keep that run going as well as hope the Giants can have an off-night in Dundee.
It’s also Storm’s Blood Donation Night, that has helped to push the expected crowd at Silverblades so it will be a loud one for the visit of Danny Stewart’s men.
They picked up four points from the weekend, like Storm and as they look to refocus their play-off place, they won’t find it easy going to Manchester.
REFEREES: Tom Pering & Matt Rose