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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Karma police

Devils 3 – 2 Steelers There’s a lot I like about the Steelers team, they are pacy, direct and have a real winning mentality. But the organisation as a whole is eminently dislikable. David Simms is their communications guy, a person less well suited temperamentally for the job it is…

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Service resumed

Devils 4 – 3 Clan After a couple of weeks without meaningful competition at home, the game tonight had the making of a good contest. Last time we had the Hendrikx grudge to witness, and there was some added grievances in the shape of Rosehill and Bordeleau carry over from…

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Not nothing

Devils 5 – 3 Storm The Devils qualified for the Challenge Cup quarter finals on Friday, when Coventry lost, which made this a largely meaningless game. Victory would ensure they played Dundee rather than Belfast, so there was some motivation, but these secondary incentives are hardly the substance of rousing…

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Quick patterns

Devils 5 – 2 Giants This represented the 6th win in a row for the Devils. After their early season, mostly Cup related, blip they have found their form. Last night they won away in Manchester while Nottingham lost, so tonight represented a chance to strengthen their lead at the…

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Ice Guardians

This post enables me to combine two of my blogs in one – ice hockey and cinema. If ever I complete the triumvirate with educational technology in one post, it is probably like completing the Tower of Hanoi and signals end of days. We went to a Cardiff screening of…

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Act now, without delay

Devils 5 – 2 Capitals This game was delayed initially by the late arrival of the Caps, then there was the retirement of Brad Voth’s number 26 jersey. This was nicely handled with former players in presence (in town for the Matzka Charity match on Tuesday), and the current team…

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You Can Play

Devils 4 – 5 Steelers Prior to the game the Devils aired a video for the You Can Play project (the first European team to join the campaign against homophobia I believe). This was great to see, and credit to the team and management for joining. On to the game…

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