Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pacha Tired of Playing the Blame Game ; Ice Hockey Sheldan Keay

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pacha Tired of Playing the Blame Game ; Ice Hockey Sheldan Keay

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MANCHESTER Storm player-coach Omar Pacha slammed his side for making excuses following their 6-2 defeat to Cardiff Devils.

Storm were easily beaten by their Welsh opponents at the Silverblades Ice Dome in Altrincham, with Cardiff in control for the entire match.

It stopped Pacha's side making it back-to-back wins after a triumph against Fife Flyers on Saturday, and he was furious with the performance.

"I was very disappointed with the showing against Cardiff as we didn't work hard enough, it's that simple," he said.

"We got in late after the trip to Fife but using that as an excuse is unacceptable. I don't care if the journey was five hours, and I couldn't care less if Cardiff are seen as one of the best teams either.

"It's vital that we show up and work hard, and we didn't do that enough in the match so I wasn't happy. …

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