Category: EIHL

Team GB's World Championship campaigns will remain on British screens for 3 more years (Photograph © Graham Goodman/Flyfifer.co.uk)

Premier Sports Extends Deal to Keep Team GB on TV

Premier Sports has retained the rights to show Team GB’s World Championship games until 2017. The deal with Infront Sports & Media, the media and marketing partner of the IIHF, also covers 15 games from the World Championships in Belarus this spring, as well as future tournaments through to 2017. The UK’s newest sports channel, which is already home to [...]

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Belfast Clinch EIHL Title

Belfast Clinch EIHL Title

Belfast Giants captured the first major trophy of the 2013/14 season last weekend, as they were crowned league champions. Robby Sandrock’s game winner sealed back-to-back wins over defending champions Nottingham Panthers on Sunday, and ensured the Giants would finish top of the Erhardt Conference. But defeats for Dundee and Sheffield later that evening gave the Northern Irish club an unassailable [...]

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Interview with Belfast and Great Britain Forward Craig Peacock

Interview with Belfast and Great Britain Forward Craig Peacock

At just 25, Craig Peacock already has winners medals at Elite and Premier League level – helping his home town Peterborough Phantoms to an unprecedented treble in 2009 before joining the Belfast Giants, where he has enjoyed league and play-off success. Now in his fifth season with the Giants, Peacock is an established member of the national side and one [...]

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Helping the British Game Grow Stronger

Helping the British Game Grow Stronger

The National Hockey League’s rise from a $500m league to one worth billions has been well documented. The economic stakes have never been higher, and as a result teams are out to ensure they have the best people being employed by their organisation. This includes the players, who, as part of that drive to be the best, get top notch [...]

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Team GB’s Bowns Out to Change Attitudes to Goaltending in UK

James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail published a brilliant piece on the falling standards of Canadian goaltending last night. You can read the full article here (and I strongly recommend that you do), but in short Mirtle looks at how nations like Sweden and Finland changed their approach to the position, and why Canada is falling behind as a [...]

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Former EIHL Captain Joins CHL Squad

Former EIHL Captain Joins CHL Squad

Last week, Matt Suderman, then-captain of the EIHL’s Hull Stingrays, announced that he would be leaving the team for a number of reasons, including harassment from the team’s fans, poor officiating in the EIHL, and lack of “having fun”. Most fans suspected that the Winkler, Manitoba native would be calling an end to his hockey career, but this idea was [...]

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Asiago, Stavanger Promoted To Continental Cup Super Finals

Asiago, Stavanger Promoted To Continental Cup Super Finals

Following impressive wins in their own respective tournaments, the Stavanger Oilers and HC Asiago have been promoted to the IIHF’s Continental Cup Super Finals. In the Group D tournament, the EIHL’s Nottingham Panthers needed a regulation victory to spring from third to first in the group, but unfortunately it didn’t work out to their liking. Asiago’s Stefano Marchetti helped get his team [...]

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Andrew Conboy Released By Cardiff Devils After Third Suspension

Andrew Conboy Released By Cardiff Devils After Third Suspension

The EIHL’s Cardiff Devils have announced that they have released forward Andrew Conboy. Conboy had a tough stint in the UK this year, having already been suspended three times this season and has served two of his current 12-match suspension. Prior to this season, Conboy played 150 American League matches for Hamilton Bulldogs and 49 games in the ECHL, recording 216 [...]

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