December 8, 2011

Comings and Goings in the EIHL - Dundee Stars and Sheffield Steelers in the News

It was a busy day in British ice hockey today as one player arrived and one left. The big news was that Dan Ceman, the player coach of the Dundee Stars, has been fired from his post. The club press release stated that the action was taken based on the Stars recent poor run of form and that they thought action was needed to get the team back into contention for a playoff spot.

Currently the Stars sit in ninth place in the Elite League one place below the last playoff spot but after a pointless three games over the weekend they are now 5 points adrift of eighth place Hull Stingrays.

Ceman who had previously iced for Sheffield Steelers in the Superleague arrived in Dundee for the start of the 2010 – 2011 season and took Dundee to the playoffs that year; their first in the Elite League. Personally Ceman added 72 points last season and is now being tipped to join an other Elite League team.

Assistant coach Brent Hughes will take charge of the team for the weekends trip to Cardiff.

Elsewhere the Sheffield Steelers unveiled their new d-man. Francis Trudel arrived at the Motorpoint Arena today ahead of their clash with Belfast on Friday night. Trudel from Drummondville, Quebec spent last season in Italy and has been brought in as a replacement for the long term absentee Rod Sarich.

In further news former Durham Wasps, Nottingham Panthers and Humberside Hawks netminder Frank Killen today launched Legends Ice Hockey which will organise games between legendary players of the sport in the UK. Killen's vision for Legends Ice Hockey is too host one of games and ultimately an annual tournament to showcase the stars of yesterday and will be releasing fixtures soon.

Neil Tucker

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