Possible Summer Signings


The Sheffield Steelers could be set to make a summer move for Canadian David Ling and American Joe Jensen. BIH sources at Gazzetta Hockey understand that Steelers head coach Ryan Finnerty is looking at the duo who have been playing their hockey in Italy this season with Val Pusteria.
 
Ling could be the high profile former NHLer who the Steelers have recently been reported to be tracking. The 37-year-old forward, who finished second top points scorer in the Italian A1, certainly has the profile to match the ambitions of the forward thinking Steelers organisation. His resume boasts the Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL as well as Amur Khabarovsk in the KHL.
 
Jensen comes from a family renowned for producing hockey players with one his cousins being that of former Los Angeles Kings’ forward Steve Jenson. Both Ling and Jensen are believed to be interested in a schooling contract, with the option becoming an increasingly major advantage to Elite League clubs over their European rivals.
 
The duo are currently heading into the Italian playoff finals with Val Pusteria in a best of seven series against Bolzano. Until the series is complete the duo are unlikely to make a decision on their futures, however they certainly look to be the calibre of player Steelers owner Tony Smith is looking to bring to South Yorkshire for the 2012/13 season.

Roland


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Clark To Play This Weekend Against Hull


Neil Clark will play for the Sheffield Steelers in this Weekends EIHL Playoff Quarter-Finals against Hull.

The out of favor Left Winger will be dressing for both tomorrows Quarter-Final first leg tie in Hull and Sundays second leg tie at Ice Sheffield, this leaves the future of equally out of favor D-Man Nick Duff who has only plaid 15  games since joining the Steelers from Dayton Gems.

I think that Coach Ryan Finnerty should explain his sudden dislike of Duff in recent weeks.

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Ryan Finnertys Team selection


With the shock departure of Colt King earlier this week Sheffield Steelers coach Ryan Finnerty still has got a team selection dilemma for the Playoffs.

Who out of Niel Clark & Nick Duff will be sitting in the stands rhis weekend or will both Niel Clark & Nick Duff be dressing this weekend & who will he chose ro sit out.

I’d personally dress Nick Duff over Niel Clark as he has in my oppinion under achieved since coming back from injury.

Also with the lack of muscle with the departure of King will mean that the Steelers will be ripe for bullying by the Hull Stingrays defence.

Roland

EIHL Results Tuesday 03/01/2012 & Preview Wednesday 04/01/2012


 

Results & Summery Tuesday 03/01/2012

Dundee Stars 6-4 Fife Flyers Official Game Sheet

As I predicted the Stars won this one, but the Flyers made them work for the win.
Braehead Clan 6-3 Nottingham Panthers Official Game Sheet
The Clan tamed the Panthers big time, the Clan seem to be on some sort of Giant killing mission at the moment, they’ve beaten the league leaders Belfast Giants and now they’ve beaten the second placed Nottingham Panthers.  Sheffield, Coventry and Cardiff had better watch out.
League Standings As 04/01/2012
POS ELITE GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1 Belfast Giants 32 25 4 1 2 53
2 Nottingham Panthers 32 24 6 1 1 50
3 Sheffield Steelers 25 21 4 0 0 42
4 Coventry Blaze 29 20 9 0 0 40
5 Cardiff Devils 28 14 7 3 4 35
6 Braehead Clan 29 16 12 1 0 33
7 Edinburgh Capitals 31 11 18 0 2 24
8 Hull Stingrays 31 8 19 2 2 20
9 Dundee Stars 30 5 21 3 1 14
10 Fife Flyers 29 4 21 2 2 12
Preview Friday 06/01/2012
Coventry Blaze v Sheffield Steelers 7:30 PM GMT
I’ve got to go for the Steelers as the previous meetings between these two has gone to the Steelers with only one tie early in the Challenge Cup.
Fridays Results & Saturdays Fixtures will be postedon Saturday.

Roland


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EIHL Results Monday 02/01/2012 & Preview Tuesday 03/01/2012


 

Results & Summery Monday 02/01/2012

Fife Flyers 1-4 Edinburgh Capitals Official Game Sheet

As I predicted the Capitals won this one.
Dundee Stars 1-4 Belfas Giants Official Game Sheet
As I predicted the Giants won this one.
Nottingham Panthers 5-0 Hull Stingrays Official Game Sheet
As I predicted the Panthers won this one in a spectacular way.
League Standings As 03/01/2012
POS ELITE GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1 Belfast Giants 32 25 4 1 2 53
2 Nottingham Panthers 31 24 5 1 1 50
3 Sheffield Steelers 25 21 4 0 0 42
4 Coventry Blaze 29 20 9 0 0 40
5 Cardiff Devils 28 14 7 3 4 35
6 Braehead Clan 28 15 12 1 0 31
7 Edinburgh Capitals 31 11 18 0 2 24
8 Hull Stingrays 31 8 19 2 2 20
9 Dundee Stars 29 4 21 3 1 12
10 Fife Flyers 28 4 20 2 2 12
Preview Tuesday 03/01/2012
Dundee Stars v Fife Flyers 6:30 PM GMT
I predict the Stars will win this one.
Braehead Clan v Nottingham Panthers 7:30 PM GMT
This one is a tough one to predict, I’d like to say the Panthers will win this one, but the Clan can’t be under estimated.
Tuesdays Results & Fridays Fixtures will be posted tomorrow.

Roland

EIHL Results Sunday 01/01/2012 & Preview Monday 02/01/2012


Results & Summery Sunrday 01/01/2012

Sheffield Steelers 6-3 Coventry Blaze Official Game Sheet

This Steelers managed to pick up there game and win this and started the year with a huge win, they need to take this win and buld on it for the rest of the season.

League Standings As 02/01/2012

POS ELITE GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1 Belfast Giants 31 24 4 1 2 51
2 Nottingham Panthers 30 23 5 1 1 48
3 Sheffield Steelers 25 21 4 0 0 42
4 Coventry Blaze 29 20 9 0 0 40
5 Cardiff Devils 28 14 7 3 4 35
6 Braehead Clan 28 15 12 1 0 31
7 Edinburgh Capitals 30 10 18 0 2 22
8 Hull Stingrays 30 8 18 2 2 20
9 Dundee Stars 28 4 20 3 1 12
10 Fife Flyers 27 4 19 2 2 12

Preview Sunday 02/01/2012

Fife Flyers v Edinburgh Capitals 4:00 PM GMT

I predict the Capitals will win this one, but the Flyers won’t make it easy for them.

Dundee Stars v Belfas Giants 6:30 PM GMT

I’ve got to go with the Giants winning this one.

Nottingham Panthers v Hull Stingrays 7:00 PM GMT

I can only realistically see the Panthers winning this one.

Mondays Results & Tuesdays Fixtures will be posted tomorrow.

Roland


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EIHL Results Saturday 31/12/2011 & Preview Sunday 01/01/2012


Results & Summery Saturday 31/12/2011

Edinburgh Capitals 4-5 Fife Flyers pso Official Game Sheet

I got this one totally wrong and the Flyers managed to win this one on Penalty Shots.
Coventry Blaze 3-2 Cardiff Devils Official Game Sheet
As I predicted the Blaze won this one.
League Standings As 01/01/2012
POS ELITE GP W L OTL SOL PTS
1 Belfast Giants 31 24 4 1 2 51
2 Nottingham Panthers 30 23 5 1 1 48
3 Coventry Blaze 28 20 8 0 0 40
4 Sheffield Steelers 24 20 4 0 0 40
5 Cardiff Devils 28 14 7 3 4 35
6 Braehead Clan 28 15 12 1 0 31
7 Edinburgh Capitals 30 10 18 0 2 22
8 Hull Stingrays 30 8 18 2 2 20
9 Dundee Stars 28 4 20 3 1 12
10 Fife Flyers 27 4 19 2 2 12
Preview Sunday 01/01/2012
Sheffield Steelers v Coventry Blaze 5:00 PM GMT
This ones a hard one to predict, I’d like to say the Steelers winning this one, but unless they pickup there game the Blaze will win this one.
Sundays Results &Mondays Fixtures will be posted tomorrow.
Roland


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