This Week 6th October
It was a bit of a weird week in the UK especially for sides in the EIHL. Jokers and satirists certainly had a field day.
Simmsey Puts His Foot In It
It is not like Dave Simms not to put his foot in it and this he caused a twitter storm but openly asking for â€œa good looking, sexy promotions girlâ€. We all know what he meant but perhaps looking for it on twitter was not the best.
Not to be out Done
The jokers were not this week just with Dave Simms. The Nottingham Panthers were the butt of many gags this week as they used a fortune-teller from Goose Fair to bring them luck after a host of injuries last week.
Where jokes are concerned you can be guaranteed the EIHL and the department of player safety would not be far behind. This week the DOPS launched on twitter @EIHLDOPS. It is a great move as the EIHL needs to put out more information and more publicly to improve its image.
Saturday night was night of derbies. The Panthers went north to Sheffield in the Challenge Cup but came away with nothing to leave them 3-3 in the Challenge Cup so far. In Scotland Edinburgh crossed the forth to go to Fife but came with their tails between their legs after a 5-1 loss.
Things didnâ€™t improve on Sunday for the Capitals as the Flyers went to Murrayfield and edged the two points on penalties.
Belfast had a top weekend as they toppled the Devils twice in the O on Todd Kelmanâ€™s competitive return. They left it late on Friday though as Kompon struck with 23 seconds left to talk the victory.
The Derbies continued in the EPL over the weekend as Manchester crossed the Pennines to face Sheffield. It was not one for the faint hearted as penalties wracked up on both sides. The total in the end was 214 but the away team took a 7-4 victory.
Telford looked imperious as they went to Bracknell on Saturday coming away with a 11-3 victory before putting 7 past MK on Sunday. Wins for Guildford and Peterborough and a defeat for Basingstoke meant the EPL is a 5 way tie at the top on 9 points.