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- 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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|20 Oct 2020 |||Mathieu Gagnon (D)||Manchester Storm||Wichita Thunder|
|20 Oct 2020 |||Bryce Reddick (F)||Cardiff Devils||Greenville Swamp Rabbits|
|12 Oct 2020 |||Luke Ferrara (F)||Coventry Blaze||Bordeaux GHC|
|12 Oct 2020 |||Brendan Connolly (F)||Sheffield Steelers||Greenville Swamp Rabbits|
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
- EIHL vote to suspend season (15 Sep 2020)
- EIHL adopt wait and see plan (14 Aug 2020)
- EIHL outline return to play (14 Jul 2020)
- Second year coach reviews his term (22 May 2020)
- EIHL launch initiative to combat early season closure. (22 Apr 2020)
One in One out at Sheffield
Sheffield Steelers (EIHL)head coach Aaron Fox has confirmed that the club has signed defenceman Josef Hrabal from Prereov.
Hrabal will arrive in Sheffield on Friday and the club hopes to have the international transfer paperwork completed ahead of Saturday’s home game against Fife Flyers.
Earlier tonight the Steelers announced that Mikko Kuukka would be leaving the club after his trial period and heading back to the Finnish Liiga
“It was a difficult decision to return home to Finland, I have been so pleased to play in Sheffield and was surprised how good and profession the team was. I wish everyone here the best” said Mikko
Aaron Fox confirmed the roster situation “We always knew that Mikko would be a short term signing, in fact I think we were lucky to keep him as long as we did. He really enjoyed his time here and I think it was a tougher decision for him that he thought it was going to be.
“We leave on good terms and you never know if our paths will cross again.(12 Dec 2019)
Sheffield Steelers add injury cover
With long term injuries afflicting Sheffield Steelers (EIHL) they signed Finnish forward Janne Koelhmainen. He has signed until the end of the season and makes his debut this Friday night in Belfast.(05 Dec 2019)
Belfast Giants return to SNL
The Scottish National League team of the Belfast Giants will return to the SNL for the coming season. They last played in the 2014-15 season but SIH chairman David Hand said that with a new rink being built in the Dundonald area it is believed that adding Belfast will lead to new hockey players and adding Belfast can only help with the process,(12 Jul 2019)
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)