The regular season has now come to a close in Sweden's top hockey divisions. In this article we'll take a quick look at who finished where and a brief look at the team's vying to win the knockout stages and be ... Read more»
- League status: Active
- Administered by: Elite Ice Hockey League
- Head manager: Andy French
- Year of start: 2003
- WWW: http://www.eliteleague.co.uk/
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|1.||Adam Calder||LW||Coventry Blaze||68||58||67||125||89|
|2.||Dan Carlson||LW||Coventry Blaze||68||29||81||110||121|
|3.||Peter Campbell||C||Belfast Giants||58||44||55||99||76|
|4.||Greg Chambers||RW||Basingstoke Bison||64||39||56||95||90|
|5.||Sean McAslan||F||Nottingham Panthers||64||40||54||94||112|
|6.||Joe Tallari||F||Manchester Phoenix||59||55||38||93||81|
|7.||Ed Courtenay||F||Belfast Giants||57||24||65||89||29|
|8.||Sylvain Deschatelets||C||Cardiff Devils||65||26||62||88||53|
|9.||Tony Hand||F||Manchester Phoenix||61||24||63||87||60|
|10.||Colin Hemingway||RW||Edinburgh Capitals||57||41||41||82||90|
Hull Stingrays and Basingstoke Bison DNQ
The league champion is determined based on regular season. Top eight teams advance to play-offs, fighting for a separate play-off trophy.
- from 2003 to present: EIHL
- 2014-2015: Sheffield Steelers
- 2013-2014: Belfast Giants
- 2012-2013: Nottingham Panthers
- 2011-2012: Belfast Giants
- 2010-2011: Sheffield Steelers
- 2009-2010: Coventry Blaze
- 2008-2009: Sheffield Steelers
- 2007-2008: Coventry Blaze
- 2006-2007: Coventry Blaze
- 2005-2006: Belfast Giants
- 2004-2005: Coventry Blaze
- 2003-2004: Sheffield Steelers
Coventry Blaze, EIHL, have confirmed the signing of Great Britain forward Ben Davies.
The 25-year-old, who most recently played for the Norfolk Admirals in the East Coast Hockey League, has previously iced for Cardiff Devils and Braehead Clan in the Elite League. Before going to the US he had a short stint with Swindon Wildcats of the EPL in Britain.
Davies has appeared in 442 Elite League and Challenge Cup games to date, registering 81 goals and 202 points during that span, whilst also representing Team GB at under 18, under 20 and senior level.(07 Nov 2016)
Sheffield Steelers signing
Sheffield Steelers today brought their roster up to fifteen with the addition of former DEL2 right winger Jesse Schultz.
“Just two seasons ago he was the third highest scorer in the East Coast league. His experience is vast both in North America and Europe. He is a perfect fit for us and a great addition to the team that we take into the Champions League in August” said coach Paul Thompson.“He is obviously an offensive talent, an offensive player” continued Thompson “I think we have a highly skilled winger who will add a further offensive punch to the line up. He is a puck possession player who comes with a great shot. I like the way he fits into the line up along side the variety of talent we have already amassed”(16 May 2016)
Eihl challenge cup finalists are now known
The Eihl Challenge Cup final will be between the Cardiff Devils and seven times winners - four in a row - Nottingham Panthers.
Cardiff progressed courtesy of a two leg victory over Belfast Giants and Nottingham did the same by defeating Sheffield Steelers.
The final will be a showpiece event at the Sheffield Arena on March 6th.
Serie A: Paul Zanette returns to Asiago
Paul Zanette, an Italian-Canadian dual citizen, has signed a contract with defending Italian champion Asiago Hockey. The 27-year old two-way-forward has already played for the 'stellati' during the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 season, collecting 45 goals and 60 assists. He spent the last season in EBEL, also representing Bolzano in the CHL, before joining the Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL) this past off-season. He is expected to be an impact player on Asiago's route to defend the 'scudetto'.(02 Feb 2016)
Steelers sign Hayes
Sheffield Steelers of the EIHL today swooped for new signing Ryan Hayes, the EIHL top goalscorer with Edinburgh Capitals. This is hot on the heels of the signing of Swedish forward Conny Stromberg. Hayes, who has scored 25 goals, became available and with Colton Fretter of Sheffield struggling through a recurring injury it obviously seemed a prudent move by coach Paul Thompson.(13 Jan 2016)
Record crowd in EIHL
Fans of the Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers set a new Elite League record attendance on Boxing Day.
A total of 9,087 turned out at the Sheffield Arena to watch the two teams play out a tight 2-1 contest in Steelers' favour.(28 Dec 2015)
During his six seasons (2004to 2010) he played 384 games for them and holds the record still for the most points during an Elite league season - 125 - during 2007-08 season.
He was a grand slam winner (Elite League, Play Offs, Challenge Cup) in 2004-05 with a deceptively lazy style he was a true winner for Coventry.(01 Dec 2015)
Short EIHL summary
The Elite League in the UK has been running for two weeks now but a mixture of regular league games and Challenge Cup games does not give a very clear indication of early pacesetters. However, making the early running in the EIHL are Belfast Giants even though they have only played once. The picture with the Challenge Cup is much clearer. In one conference Braehead are out in front with a 100% record whilst in the Erhardt conference Sheffield Steelers last evening trounced leaders Cardiff Devils to take second place.(14 Sep 2015)
New Manchester Storm replaces Stingrays
- eliteleague.co.uk release
Ice hockey's Manchester Storm are back and when the puck drops in September, they will be playing in the top flight of British ice hockey - the Elite Ice Hockey League.
The Storm will be owned and operated by The Ice Rink Company Ltd, spearheaded by Mark Johnson, and will play out of Silverblades Ice Rink Altrincham.
The rebirth of the Storm keeps the EIHL at 10 strong teams for the upcoming campaign, as Manchester effectively replace Hull Stingrays in all competitions.
The Elite Ice Hockey League approached the new bosses of the Storm a week ago when it emerged that new circumstances meant that the participation of the Hull Stingrays in season 2015-16 was in jeopardy.
Earlier today it was confirmed that Hull would not be taking part in the upcoming campaign.
Manchester Storm were represented at an EIHL board meeting today and were unanimously welcomed into the league.
Mark Johnson, director of the Storm, said: "These are exciting times for ice hockey in the Manchester area and when we were approached by the EIHL to join the league, we pulled out all the stops to make it happen.(27 Jun 2015)
Coventry wins EIHL playoffs
Coventry Blaze beat Sheffield Steelers 4-2 in the final to win the EIHL playoffs. Belfast Giants beat Hull Stingrays for the third place. Sheffield Steelers are EIHL champions as they won the regular season.(05 Apr 2015)
- Youngest player: Mark McGill (16 years)
- Oldest player: Tony Hand (40 years)
- Shortest player: Nathaniel Williams (162 cm)
- Tallest player: Jeff State (201 cm)
- Nationalities: Austria (1), Canada (78), Czech Republic (3), Finland (2), Great Britain (141), Hungary (1), Ireland (1), Israel (1), Lithuania (1), Slovakia (7), Sweden (3), Ukraine (5), USA (13)