Five things we learned this weekend: Feeding the goat
After another weekend of activities across the country, here are the five biggest recipes we can remember from what we've seen.
1. If you feed the goat, it will mark
The Fife Flyers had the best start in their league with two excellent wins: a 4-1 win at Coventry Blaze and a 4-2 win over Nottingham Panthers.
The chief executioner was Danick Gauthier, aka "The GOAT", who scored four goals and was instrumental in both wins. This shows what happens when you "feed the goat."
His teammate Bari McKenzie called him "one of the best players in the league" in an interview on Sunday, and if he has a glimpse of what will come from him, fans can be excited to just title.
With six players "feeding" him with help from his finishing quartet, the attacker will have an appetite for more.
2. Family ties in hockey are stronger than ever
The hockey family did their best by paying tribute to Vicki Thomas, the wife of former Sheffield Steelers player, Mark, who tragically died of breast cancer. last week.
Messages of condolence and support overwhelmed social media while a collective heart went to Mark and Thomas / Masterman families.
The Steelers paid tribute to him Saturday with warm-up jerseys that were drawn and showed the power that the fans of the sport have.
Storm, where Mark's coaches involved in the development program, also showed their love and support, and it's clear that when you lose yourself, you always get the best out of the shipments.
3. Expect the Unexpected
While many people will have Belfast and Cardiff among the top two of the season as they take back their championship title last season, there will be some twists along the way.
So imagine the surprise when Belfast, freshly defeated 6-1 by the Glasgow Clan in Challenge Cup, managed to lose a point by losing 2-1 to Manchester Storm on Sunday.
The organizers have not lost anything of their storm, they got the result after a hard-fought affair and it shows that the other teams will not make it easier for the champions.
But we will see results similar to these throughout the season and we should all be prepared for it.
4. No hangover in euros for the devils
They had already passed the mark, so it was not surprising that the Cardiff Devils scored their return to the national game with two good wins.
The first points of the Challenge Cup and the league are always the best start and it is proven that they can adapt to hockey CHL and EIHL almost homogeneously on time current.
There will be challenges along the way and, yes, both of these matches were both home-based, but Andrew Lord would be expected the least.
They play three games this week, with two draws at World Cup, Guildford and Coventry, and another Glasgow Clan tour to get ready, giving them a chance to excel.
5. Leeds leaders make good impression at the start of the NIHL National Competition
After a summer of team building and excitement in Leeds, the Chiefs finally faced the rink against Sheffield Steeldogs in a much-anticipated first game in the National NIHL.
Sam Zajac's men got along in a difficult place and, even though they lost the match 3-1 at the end, the signs are good for them.
A healthy crowd follows them to Ice Sheffield and makes a lot of noise to help and cheer the newest British ice hockey club.
If they can compete in this series of away games by going up to the opening of their new rink, scheduled for November, they could be a team that no one will want to face.