Category: EIHL

Edinburgh Capitals Sign Joe Grimaldi

Edinburgh Capitals Sign Joe Grimaldi

American defenceman Joe Grimaldi has joined British Elite League outfit Edinburgh for the 2014/15 season. The 28 year old had a brief, and somewhat controversial, stint in the EIHL last season with Nottingham. Grimaldi scored 2 goals and 8 points in 7 games for the Panthers, also earning a whopping 110 PIMs and a four game suspension following a confrontation […]

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Elite League Preview

Elite League Preview

With just two weeks remaining until the start of the new season, the British Elite League’s ten teams are putting the final touches to their rosters in preparation for the new campaign. Defending league champions Belfast retained the bulk of their squad for the new season, with the biggest changes coming off the ice. Former player and Coach Steve Thornton […]

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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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