Good Morning all Hockey fans. Join me (Russky) from 6:35pm for the usual build up, latest scores and match text commentary on this evenings game at the SSE Arena.
Please send any comments and/or predictions to email@example.com and I will do my best to include it during the match text commentary. Until then see you later. Oh and before I forget: COME ON WALES!!!!!!
Ah well at least we got further than our neighbours from across the Severn! Had it not been for Welsh indiscipline in giving away so many stupid penalties in the first half Wales would have won that game. Lets hope indiscipline wont cost the Devils tonight!
Well we have our first two predictions in, Mark Gough reckons that the Devils will win 4-3 in regulation where as Jen Davies goes for a 6-3 win for the Devils
Can Edinburgh pull off another shock win? well they are 0-0 at Braehead after the first period.
Coventry and Manchester have just faced off up in Altrincham.
Steelers and Panthers face off at 7pm at the NIC and Dundee are at Fife in the local derby north of the Border.
I watched the game last night and I thought it was a good even game. Batch and Bownsy stood out for me but hey tonight could be a different game altogether.
Culligan is still out for tonight but hopefully will be back in a week or so.
just waiting for my texters to report in. tonight we have Dot and Dave M covering the Giants incidents and penalties, and two stalwarts of the Red Army i.e. Gerald and Colin are covering the Devils in the same way! We owe our texters a great debt of gratitiude as without them we would not have this service available, so they do a great job!
2 scratches for Giants: Higgins and ejdepalm
delayed start at SSE only now having intros
Tonights ref is Dean Smith
and we are underway!!!
Just Culligan scratched for Devils
Lloyd flattens Hendrikx silly boy he will pay for that later!
Giants pen 2 many men @3:43
Lloyd trying to wind up the Devils players . leaving his elbows where they shouldnt be
Wilson clears Giants D zone
7 mins gone frantic pace but no real action
very scrappy phase of play - all huff and puff but no real breakthrough
Bowns save from Demarais
Salters pushed into Murphy
late prediction from Matt Moore who goes for 3-1 Devils
Giants offside 10:50
Giants icing 11:50
Giants offside again @ 12:21
Lloyd shoots and misses
Pen Giants Nickerson 2 minutes for roughing
Devils goal timed at 13:10
Assists on Devils goal credited to Walton and Hervato
Fight Fight Fight
Marsh V Peacock and Hendrix v Nckerson
Correction :Nickerson NOT Ejected from the game,
Hendrikx 5 minutes for fighting Peacock 2 minutes for boarding
Ref Smith gets hit by Puck.but gets up and skates on
Nickerson gets 5 for fighting plus 2 for roughing. I guess that was for the punch he threw at Marsh before Hendrikx stepped in.
and thats the end of the period folks!!!
latest scores from elsewhere:Manchester 1 Coventry 2; Nottingham 1 Sheffield 1; Fife 0 Dundee 1; Braehead 1 Edinburgh 1
now 2-2 at Altrincham
not long til the 2nd period starts
Teams out for the second period
we are off in the 2nd.
Belfast goal waived off
scored by Martin
Keefe penalty was for illegal Equipment @23:21
Assist to Hudson on Martin's goal
Dt Piggot on ice for his first shift
Giants Pen Keefe takes a seat in the bin @ 31:00 2 minutes for tripping
Devils Pen Hendrikx2 minutes for hooking @32:59
Devils Pen Hendrikx2 minutes for hooking @32:59
Lets get the Devils PK working
Beech rattles Bownsy's cage
Devils Pen Hudson 2 minutes for delay of game
Haddad and CJ clear Devils D in quick succession
Devils back to FS
and thats a wrap for the second period
Latest scores: Manchester 2 Coventry 3; Nottingham 1 Sheffield 2; Braehead 2 Edinburgh 1; Fife 0 Dundee 2
now 3-3 between Blaze and Storm
A real barn burner in Altrincham: Manchester 4 Coventry 3
cant be long to the start of the third period
now 5-3 to Manchester!
2-2 at the NIC
the puck drops to start the 3rd period.
early pressure exerted by Belfast
Bowns forced to showcase his repetoire of saves
Giants goal scored by Desmarais assisted by Keefe and Mason at 44:27
GGGGGOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL by Morrisette
assists Martin and Lord
Giants Pen was Beech 2 minutes for slashing
Giants goal scored by Benedict @52:25 assists Radja and Forney
4 on 4 hockey, awaiting details on pens
Correction both sides At Full Strength
2:27 to remaining of regulation
Murphy pulled for extra skater
Giants call Time out with 20 secs left
Murphy still out
Game over Devils win!!!!!
Devils MOM is Joey Haddad
Giants MOM is Walser
well that makes up a bit for Wales losing. Well Done Devils. Safe journey home for the Red Army. Thanks to Dot Dave M Gerald and Colin for their excellent texts
Final scores elsewhere: Manchester 6 Coventry 4; Nottingham 2 Sheffield 3; Braehead 5 Edinburgh 1; Fife 1 Dundee 4
That wraps it up from me for tonight. Join us next weekend as the Devils travel to Edinburgh on saturday. Until then I bid you all a good night.
Dont forget: those who are going to Scotland for the triple header in December, the boys at the Red Army desk need to receive your respective remaining balances to by paid on or before 31st of this month.