Week 8 Game Day 1 Preview

Two games involving Elite League sides take place in Week 8 Game Day 1 on Tuesday night, in the Champions Hockey League and Challenge Cup.

19:00 Cardiff Devils vs. Växjö Lakers (Tickets | Watch Live)

The Devils head into their final Group Stage game in the CHL looking to get their first win on the board. After a narrow loss away to the SHL Champions last week, they’ll be looking for a repeat performance that saw them beat the Lakers 5-1 at Ice Arena Wales last season.

I’d give just about anything for a win! We’ve done very well in the CHL, we just haven’t been able to claw out a win against these very good teams. The boys have laid it on the line for five straight games, they deserve one here, and we’ll give it everything we’ve got. They’re one of the better teams in Europe but when we play the right way we’re right there with them.” Andrew Lord (Head Coach, Cardiff Devils)

You can watch live on Freesports tonight, or the CHL Website if you’re outside of the UK.

19:30 Glasgow Clan vs. Dundee Stars (19:30 Tickets)

It’s a crucial Challenge Cup game tonight as Dundee visit Glasgow. With the competition format the Stars need the points to put themselves in as good as possible ahead of the re-seeding, while the Clan will be knocked out if they don’t get a win.

It was important we picked up the win and two points on Sunday, to set up our focus ahead of Tuesday’s big game at Braehead. We have to win on Tuesday to ensure we progress through to the next stage and see where things take us from there. The Belfast game on Saturday was somewhat of a heartbreaker, so the whole club is determined to come away with the win against the Stars. There will be two good teams going at it, but we’ll have a major advantage with the Purple Army right behind us – I am really looking forward to the game.” – Pete Russell (Head Coach, Glasgow Clan)

Unfortunately, at this point we are not through in the challenge group phase. Therefore we need to approach this game with the right mindset. The guys need to be ready and take the positives out from last game and play a smart road game.” – Omar Pacha (Head Coach, Dundee Stats)