WEEKEND PREVIEW: Manchester Storm Back on Home Ice This Sunday!

Tickets for Storm’s upcoming home game against MK Lightning can be ordered online HERE, or by calling the Box Office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office. Face-off is Sunday 17th March, 17:30 face-off.

Last weekend saw only one EIHL game for the Storm, away at Dundee against the Stars. The Storm claimed a road win, taking two points in regular time, with goals from Stadel, Moffatt and Long – who scored two goals.

Join us this Sunday at 17:30PM as the Storm face visitors, MK Lightning in what will be a HUGE game for the team, as they look to retain a playoff position.

NOTTINGHAM PANTHERS V MANCHESTER STORM – SATURDAY 16TH MARCH, 19:00 FACE-OFF, MOTORPOINT ARENA

This Saturday, the Storm travel over to Nottingham to face the Nottingham Panthers. They look to compete for two points in regular time and a road win, during an important weekend on the run up to playoffs!

Earlier this week, Great Britain’s Head Coach announced a 28 man squad in preparation for their exhibition games in the UK, prior to heading to Slovakia for the IIHF World Championships. Defencemen Tim Billingsley and Steve Lee have made the squad. Also chosen were forwards, Ollie Betteridge, Robert Farmer, Robert Lachowicz and Brett Perlini.  

MANCHESTER STORM V MILTON KEYNES LIGHTNING – SUNDAY 17TH MARCH, 17:30 FACE-OFF, PLANET ICE ALTRINCHAM

There are only three games left of the regular EIHL 2018/19 season, and the Storm will pushing to pick up two points in vital game against visitors, MK Lightning this sunday!

There aren’t many games of the 2018/19 season remaining, and the team are looking for as many points as possible, in order to retain a top eight position. Come and show your support this Sunday and let’s pack the Storm Shelter!

The MK Lightning family recently had some unfortunate news, as former player, Ross Bowers (now with MK Thunder) sustained a serious eye injury during the final period of their home game last weekend. Ross received emergency surgery has lost the majority of the sight in the affected eye. He has been informed that even after 3 or 4 more surgeries the best he can hope for in that eye will be able to tell if a light in a room is on or off.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for Ross and his family. If you would like to make a donation please click here.

Joining team GB for this year’s exhibition games are Storm players – Mike Hammond, Dallas Ehrhardt and the current EIHL British leading points scorer, Ciaran Long. A final decision to take 25 players to the World Championships will be made by the back-to-back games against KHL side, Torpedo.

MATCH NIGHT INFORMATION

  • Doors open Sunday 17th March, 16:30PM
  • Face-off is 17:30PM
  • This Sunday’s Shirt off the Back is #91 Evan Richardson
  • This Sunday you can win one Storm defenceman, Declan Balmer’s signed stick. Stick raffle tickets can be purchased by volunteers around the rink
  • Ticket information for games can be found here
  • Visit  the OSC stall underneath block 113 to purchase 50/50 and Shirt off the Back tickets, also enter the match night “Chuck A Puck” competition
  • There is still time to sign up to some OSC events for the remainder of the season; from bowling, to the end of season Awards Night
  • Storm TV have you covered if you can’t make tonight’s game, buy the webcast here
  • The Station Hotel – Storm’s official pub, will be open to fans for pre-match drinks
  • New to the Storm Shelter? You can find Information for the rinks entrance arrangements here
  • If you’re looking at group bookings for the remaining games this season, contact [email protected] for more information
  • You can now vote for the Man of the Match following home games via menti.com, keep your eye on the jumbotron for more information at the game

Following this Sunday’s game, the next home game falls on Friday 22nd March against visitors, Belfast Giants – 19:30 face-off. Our final home game of the regular season falls on Saturday 30th March, against visitors Coventry Blaze – 19:00 face-off.

Don’t miss the opportunity to own and loan a Storm players jersey this season! More information can be found here. Keep your eye on the Official Supporters Club social media for information on kit club and also the final few OSC events of the season!