Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hand Calls for Phoenix to Rise Up ; Ice Hockey

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hand Calls for Phoenix to Rise Up ; Ice Hockey

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MANCHESTER Phoenix head coach Tony Hand will be hoping his side can return to winning ways this weekend.

Phoenix travel to Swindon Wildcats tomorrow before then hosting Peterborough Phantoms in Deeside on Sunday.

Hand's men are well-acquainted with Swindon, with the two teams going head to head with each other last weekend.

Swindon were able to pick up the win, condemning Phoenix to a 4- 3 overtime defeat after a back and forth match.

That game came 24 hours after Sheffield Steeldogs beat Phoenix 4- 2, meaning that the Manchester club lost both of their matches.

While that may have been the case, Hand (pictured) couldn't fault his players too much for their performances over the two games.

"Games like that are a great advert for our league and I have the utmost admiration for our guys," he said. …

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