WEEKEND PREVIEW: Storm Face Devils First Time at Home this Season!
Tickets for Storm’s upcoming game against Cardiff Devils can be ordered online HERE, or by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office.
Last weekend saw another home win, as your Go Goodwins Manchester Storm beat the Flames 3-2 in thrilling game last Saturday!
This week sees the Storm face last season’s league league leaders and playoff winners, Cardiff Devils for the first time on home ice this season. On Sunday the Storm will then face Steelers away in Sheffield for a 4:00pm face-off.
CARDIFF DEVILS – SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER, 19:00PM FACE-OFF, PLANET ICE ALTRINCHAM
Having only faced each other once this season, the Devils take the trip over to the Storm shelter, for what is expected to be a highly competitive game.
Storm faced Devils short benched due to injury last month. This time around things are different and Storm will be doing everything they can in order to claim the two points at home.
The Devils are currently second in the league, having played 18 games, losing only four so far and totalling 27 points. It’s always a good game against Devils, so expect to witness a fast-paced, exciting and challenging game.
New players to the roster include, dual national forward, Charles Linglet, who has AHL and KHL experience, and Canadian forward Stephen Dixon. Earlier this month, defencemen Ben Blood left the club and the EIHL to go and ice for Tappara, in the Finnish league. Blood’s replacement is Canadian Drew Schiestel, who has AHL experience, icing for five teams including Hamilton Bulldogs and Texas Stars.
One to Watch: Drew Schiestel – 2007 round 2 #59 overall by Buffalo Sabres
MATCH NIGHT INFORMATION
- Doors open Saturday 17th from 18:00pm
- Face-off 19:00
- There will be a one minute applause prior to face-off, and again in the 21st minute of play as a memorial to Peter Hammond
- SOTB is Ciaran Long’s Four Nations jersey
- Stick Raffle is Mike Hammond
- Ticket information can be found here
- 50/50 & “Chuck A Puck” can be bought from the OSC stall, underneath block 113, and from match night sellers based around the rink
- Having to miss the game in person? The webcast can be bought HERE thanks to Storm TV for £10
- Join in Saturday Skate post game! Free with own skates or £2.50 for skate hire
- The Station Hotel, Storm’s official pub, will be open to fans for pre-match drinks
- Find the information for the rinks entrance arrangements here
SHEFFIELD STEELERS – SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER, 4:00PM FACE-OFF, FLYDSA ARENA
The Storm take a trip over the pennines to face Sheffield Steelers for an early 4:00pm faceoff. The club are hosting their Hockey Fights Cancer Night, so be sure to show your support and try and wear something Lavender for this event.
Last month saw new coach Tom Barrasso sign Canadian netminder, Matt Climbie to the roster, in order to add more depth to the netminding. The 35 year old goalie has both NHL and AHL experience, icing for Dallas Stars and Phoenix Coyotes. It’s been announced that he is icing this Sunday, so keep your eyes out!
Earlier in the week, Steelers announced that American forward, Eric Neiley was signed back to the club for the remainder of the season. Neiley came to the Steelers in 2017/18 from the ECHL, before starting the 2018/19 season with MK Lightning. He will also ice this weekend.
Manchester Storm’s next home game is against next Sunday 2nd December, against Fife Flyers, 5:30 face-off!
Tuesday 27th November is the inaugural Manchester Storm and Salford University Student Night event at Tiger Tiger Manchester! It’s the perfect opportunity to socialise with friends and meet the players. Drink offers available, find more information HERE!