It’s the off-season, and we miss having our weekends filled with live games and tuning into away webcasts, but there is still plenty going on at Devils HQ.
Here’s how the next 7 days are looking for the Cardiff Devils:
Thursday April 27th – EIHL Board Meeting in Nottingham. Plenty to discuss with the league format to be confirmed along with all clubs confirming participation in the 2017/18 season.
Friday April 28th – Champions Hockey League site visit. The folks from the CHL will be coming to Ice Arena Wales to go through their checklist with the Devils and ensure that our home venue ticks the boxes for hosting CHL games. Want to know more about the field of 32 teams participating in the CHL? Click on the image below.
SIGNING NEWS !!!!
Oh yeah, Friday signing news.. Friday at 12pm we will make our first player signing announcement, and it is a real doozy. Who is it? It's one of these guys pictured below:
Saturday April 29th – Four Devils players will be representing Great Britain in what should be the Gold Medal game in Belfast for Team GB as they face Japan in the final match of the 2017 World Championships. Ben Bowns, Thomas Murdy, Mark Richardson and Matthew Myers are all part of this year’s national team and we will be watching it live on Premier Sports. The puck drops at 7:30pm with live commentary with Aaron Murphy and Paul Adey starting about 5 minutes before faceoff.
Sunday April 30th – We are going to take this day off completely, but we suggest you take some time today to fill out your season ticket form if you haven’t already. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM
You can also catch an NHL playoff game at a reasonable time as the St Louis Blues head to Nashville to face the Predators at 8:00pm our time.
Monday May 1st – It’s deadline day for season ticket renewals, so if you are a returning season ticket holder, you need to have your application in by Monday at 5:00pm or your seat becomes available to anyone looking to book season tickets for 2017/18. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
The Devils Office will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Monday to take your last minute application forms in.
We also are having an equipment sale from 10:30am to 4:30pm on Monday, taking place in the AWAY LOCKER ROOM in Ice Arena Wales. READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE
Tuesday May 2nd – The first official meeting of the newly selected DEVILS FAN COUNCIL will take place on Tuesday evening. We have had a couple of meetings to meet all the applicants, but we have made our 12 picks (which actually became 13) and we are ready to get cracking on how we can make your fan experience even better for the 2017/18 season.
Thursday May 4th – An early morning for the Devils staff along with our current and potential sponsors as we are hosting a breakfast networking event to outline our sponsorship packages and hopefully get some sponsorship renewals over coffee and breakfast rolls. We've never done this before, so we don't have any pictures from previous networking breakfasts, but here is a picture of some random business people networking at a random venue drinking orange juice, which must mean it was over breakfast. And they look like they are having a ball.