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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Voodoo kings

Devils 3 – 2 Steelers The Steelers again – the joke with the devils is if you’re not sure who we’re playing, it’s usually Coventry. But with this third meeting in a few weeks, the Steelers are fast becoming a regular fixture. After the previous two games had been edged…

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Ghosts on the ice

Devils 0 – 8 Panthers Ouch. I had some trepidation going into this game, the Panthers felt aggrieved after the last game and would be seeking revenge. My fears were confirmed within the first minute when a shot bobbled up from Bowns, everyone lost sight of it and it was…

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Like a teddy bear

Devils 6 – 2 Capitals After the controversies of the previous two games fans and management were hoping for a straightforward match against Edinburgh tonight. Thankfully, it seemed that the Controversy Raven had flown from the IAW and gone to Nottingham for the night, so this is largely what they…

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Echo and the Panthermen

Devils 3 – 1 Panthers Prior to this game the Devils have struggled to find an effective counter strategy to the Panthers trap and counter game. Even without the intimidating Cam Janssen in their roster this year, they have been more physical than us. Mark Louis returned for the Devils…

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