Friday 09/12/2011 EIHL Preview

Sheffield Steelers v Belfast Giants 7:30pm GMT

Friday is a huge night for Defending Elite League Champions the Sheffield Steelers take on the current League leaders the Belfast Giants at The MotorPoint Arena Sheffield.

The Belfast Giants will be looking to extend their current 5point lead in the race to win the 2011/2012 Elite League title while the Steelers will be looking to close the 3 point gap between them and fierce Rivals and 2nd placed Nottingham Panthers.

It will be a baptism of fire for new signing Francis Trudel as the Steelers have a busy weekend with three games in three days.

Friday night will be an Orange out at the Arena and the first 4000 fans through the doors will receive an Orange Steelers Towel to wave when the team come on the Ice and when they score.

This game could be a close one and go ether way. I’d say maybe a 3-2 Steelers Win

Doors Open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm Face Off

Nottingham Panthers v Edinburgh Capitals 7:30pm GMT

The Nottingham Panthers will be looking to extend there lead against defending Elite League Champions the Sheffield Steelers on Friday when they take on the 7th placed Edinburgh capitals at the National Ice Centre Nottingham on Friday, this game should be a huge win for the Panthers as the Capitals lost 2-0 against the Clan on Saturday before taking a 3-2 Penalty Shots loss against the Blaze on Sunday while the Panthers managed to scrape out a 5-4 Win against the Dundee Stars in there only game.

In their last meeting the Panthers hammered the Capitals 7-3 at the NIC on October the 8th, so I predict an equally high score from the Panthers in this game.

Elite League Table as 05/12/2011
1 Belfast Giants 24 19 3 0 2 40
2 Nottingham Panthers 23 17 5 1 0 35
3 Sheffield Steelers 18 16 2 0 0 32
4 Coventry Blaze 21 14 7 0 0 28
5 Cardiff Devils 21 9 6 2 4 24
6 Braehead Clan 20 11 9 0 0 22
7 Edinburgh Capitals 21 9 11 0 1 19
8 Hull Stingrays 23 6 14 2 1 15
9 Dundee Stars 21 3 14 3 1 10
10 Fife Flyers 20 2 15 1 2 7




2 thoughts on “Friday 09/12/2011 EIHL Preview

  1. Hi, my friend, are you able to give more post like this !! As I was very pleased to find this post on this site. I wanted to thank you for this great read. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have bookmarked you to check out new stuff you post. It sounds, like to share in your more post now and in future.


    • Hi,
      There will be more posts like that one the next one will be Saturday morning, then Sunday morning & Monday morning, then I’ll just keep doing them when there are any games on.


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