Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Storm Are Ready to Rumble, Declares Player-Coach ; Ice Hockey Sheldan Keay

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Storm Are Ready to Rumble, Declares Player-Coach ; Ice Hockey Sheldan Keay

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MANCHESTER Storm are more than ready for the start of the Elite League season when it gets underway this weekend, according to player-coach Omar Pacha.

The Storm get their campaign underway with a trip to Cardiff Devils on Saturday, before hosting Edinburgh Capitals 24 hours later.

It will be the first time since 2002 that the club have taken part in a competitive match following their revival earlier this summer.

They head into the fixtures on the back of a 4-2 friendly defeat to rivals Sheffield Steelers earlier this week, but despite the loss, Pacha has been impressed with his side during preseason.

"The guys who have been here for a week or so have played well and have shown that they are capable of great things," said Pacha (pictured).

"The defence is steady and that is what we wanted from day one, so that is important going into this weekend. …

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