What’s ahead in Week 25?

February 18, 2019 7:00 am

Week 25 of 30 in the Elite Ice Hockey League could be crucial in terms of the title race, while the battle for playoff places continues – and becomes more important with every game played.

This week’s hockey starts early with eight teams in action on Wednesday night already. Newly crowned Patton Conference Champions Guildford host MK, while Manchester – who failed to get any points the past weekend – have a must win clash against Dundee. Nottingham Panthers look to get back on track at home to a Coventry side coming off a rare four-point weekend; while the Steelers will hope to get revenge against the Clan for the Glasgow-based team’s 6-0 win the last time they met in Sheffield.

Friday night sees the start of the Belfast-Cardiff double-header at the SSE Arena. The sides do it all again 24 hours later on Saturday evening – the Devils leading the league by three points going into these games, also having played one match fewer. Manchester face another must-win game as they head to Milton Keynes, while the Panthers and Steelers are at home to the Clan and Blaze respectively. Up in Scotland, Fife and Dundee renew their rivalry six days after the Stars made it six wins out of seven against the Flyers this season.

Then on Sunday we take a bit of a breath, with ‘only’ three games across the evening – Coventry host Fife, the Storm and Steelers each play their third game of the week then the sides meet, while Glasgow complete their week on the road in Guildford.

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