11-Year Old’s Shut Out Wins Internet

Via InGoal Magazine:

“Emma Nichols is only 11 years old, but she is well on her way to becoming a YouTube sensation.

A video from the 2015 EIHA Inter Conference Tournament held in Sheffield, England was recently uploaded, and it featured the young British netminder picking up a 3-0 shutout in fantastic fashion

The roughly two minute clip shows an impressive assortment of saves, making it hard to believe that she is only an 11-year-old.

The tournament took place from May 1st to 5th, and this video was eventually uploaded on May 14th.

Not much else is known about the young phenom, but with brilliant saves like that, it won’t be long before we hear more about her. Team GB may have a future hockey star on their hands!”

Rangers Cam Talbot Gets Slimed…

Pro ice hockey goalies have often tapped in to their favourite pop culture references when it comes to the designs that adorn their masks – with New York Rangers puck stopper Cam Talbot tapping in to his love for Ghostbusters on more than one occasion.

27-year old teamed up with David Gunnarsson of DaveArt to produce another ‘Busters themed mask – this time featuring iconic ‘villain’ Slimer:

The gluttonous ghoul may have switched colour – to align with the Rangers blue and white jerseys – but it’s still a pretty awesome design. Especially when you factor in GLOW IN THE DARK EYES AND TEETH!!!

Find more picutres of Talbot’s new lid, as well as links to some of his old Ghostbusters masks at InGoalMag.com

One Puck Short Podcast – Jersey? Sure!

Matt Larkin of The Hockey News joins me on this week’s podcast to look back at the opening games of the Conference semifinals – including the Flames vital victory in game 3, Chicago’s domination of Minnesota and Tampa Bay’s impressive displays.

Ray Shero’s appointment as New Jersey’s new General Manager also comes under the microscope, while the ever changing coaching landscape continues to throw up all kinds of interesting combinations.

You can listen now on Spreaker and YouTube – or subscribe on iTunes to ensure you never miss an episode!

Thanks to Matt for joining me today. You can follow him on Twitter @THNMattLarkin

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Interview with Coventry Coach Chuck Weber

Chuck Weber’s arrival in the British Elite League proved not only to be a turning point for the Coventry Blaze, but for the league as a whole.

In the space of five months Weber took Coventry from 9th to 6th, securing a playoff berth that had at one time looked in serious jeopardy following a poor start to the season, before guiding the Blaze past three of the league’s teams to lift the playoff crown.

The 42-year old’s influence on the Midlands club reshaped attitudes to coaching across the league, even acting as something of a trigger for the dismissal of league winning coach Gerad Adams in Sheffield, and this week’s announcement Weber would be returning for the 2015/16 season was met with rapturous applause from Blaze fans.

One Puck Short caught up with Weber, currently at home in the U.S., to find out what motivated him to come back, and what his plans are for the coming season:

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One Puck Short Podcast – Goalie Showdowns

NHL.com writer and InGoal Magazine Managing Editor Kevin Woodley joins me on this weeks One Puck Short Podcast to discuss the goaltending showdowns we’ll see in this year’s Conference semifinals.

We also look at the goaltending market this summer, Brian Elliott’s future in St Louis and how the Vancouver Canucks might look to shake things up this summer.

You can listen now on Spreaker and YouTube – or subscribe on iTunes so you never miss an episode (and if you’re already a subscriber, a review is always appreciated!)

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Thompson Choice ‘Safe’, Underwhelming

Sheffield may have brought to a close one of the clumsiest coaching changes in EIHL history, but it’s hardly the ground breaking appointment the Steelers PR machine might have hinted towards.

Bringing Paul Thompson in to the fold is a ‘safe’ move. He knows the lie of the EIHL land, and has had success here before.

It also means the insular nature of the British game remains insular – bringing back one of its own rather than pushing the envelope.

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