Scott Simmonds has been retained by Manchester Storm for the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Twitter earlier today.
Manchester is unique in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) as the only town or city to have been represented by two ice hockey teams.
From 2003 to 2009, Manchester Phoenix represented the city in the top tier of British ice hockey. Since 2015, Manchester Storm have taken on that responsibility.
It’s not simply a name change like when Braehead Clan became Glasgow Clan in 2018. It’s two distinct franchises with two different identities. But which one takes the crown of Manchester’s best EIHL team? Mancunian Matters investigates.
Following the EIHL’s Coronavirus-enforced cancellation, the 10 Elite League club have proposed a “Magic 5” weekend to kick start the 2020/21 season. With five matches across two days, the showcase event has the potential to revolutionise domestic ice hockey as we know it.
The EIHL have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the Elite League season after two teams reported having players in self-isolation.
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