The perfect weekend

Devils 3 – 0 Panthers After an easy win away the previous night in Coventry (I have never seen a Blaze team looking so dejected and lacking in spirit), while rivals Sheffield lost at Nottingham, this evening was set up to round off a perfect weekend for the Devils. In…

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The complete deal

Devils 5 – 0 Panthers There was a lot of pressure coming into this weekend. We needed 4 points to maintain our challenge at the top. A loss tonight would be the 4th consecutive home defeat. The last time the Panthers were here, we lost 8-0. This could be a…

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The full sixty

Devils 3 – 4 Steelers The Devils had an impressive away win last night in Coventry and the Steelers only picked up a point at home to the Clan. This meant a win tonight would really consolidate their position at the top of the league. They have beaten the Steelers…

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Devils 2 – 3 Giants (OT) I could copy and paste last week’s post for this week really. That is not entirely fair, this was tougher opposition, and for large chunks of the game, the Devils played some excellent hockey. A narrow defeat to your closest rivals is just one…

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Yes, but…

Devils 2 – 3 Blaze (OT) This always had the potential to be a hazardous weekend for the Devils, with their two main rivals playing each other twice, and difficult games of their own against the Blaze and away to the Clan. Ideally the Devils would take 4 points and…

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The rough and the smooth

Devils 4 – 1 Stars After some tense games recently, many Devils fans were hoping for a straightforward win against 9th placed Dundee. Perhaps the biggest question to be answered by this game was “will Bordeleau be encouraged to play more?” He started in the very first shift, that seemed…

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Embrace the contradictions

Devils 6 – 4 Blaze At one point in this game referee Darnell gave a penalty for Blaze diving and simultaneously Devils tripping. “It can’t both”, everyone in the crowd helpfully informed him. But in that apparent contradiction much of tonight’s game was encapsulated. It was both a great and…

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Christmas baubles

Blaze 3 – 5 Devils There are not many Christmas traditions I’m enamoured of, but one of them is decorating the tree with baubles that see the light once a year, and are added to from various trips. This accumulation of decorations becomes a memory box. Another tradition I’m happy…

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Move along

Devils 4 – 2 Stars This mid-week Challenge Cup quarter final didn’t have much going for it. The Devils were 4-1 up from the first leg, and if we’re honest. the league is the priority. In the past two years the Devils have got to the CC final, winning it…

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