Match Preview: Storm vs Edinburgh Capitals

TICKETS: The Go Goodwin’s Manchester Storm are back in action on Saturday the 25th February when they take on the Edinburgh Capitals. Faceoff is at 7 pm and tickets can be ordered online, by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office!

The playoff push continues for your Go Goodwins sponsored Manchester Storm this Saturday 25th February as we take on the Edinburgh Capitals in a 7:00 pm faceoff at the Storm Shelter.

It’s another big game for both the Storm and the Capitals as both teams look to secure a playoff place. Edinburgh find themselves in 10th place in the Elite League table, with 29 points from 42 games, 8 points out of the playoff places but with 3 games in hand over 8th-placed Coventry. Manchester are sitting in 7th in the table, having taken 38 points from their 42 games. Only 1 point separates the Storm & Blaze, with Dundee only a further point behind in 9th. It’s looking like this race for the playoffs could go down to the wire, and every game is key for the 4 teams involved.

Last weekend: Manchester had a home-and-home series last weekend against the Sheffield Steelers, while Edinburgh had 2 mid-week away games at Coventry and Sheffield. Manchester went down 3-1 away from home on Saturday in front of a large travelling contingent, Darian Dziurzynski getting the solitary Storm goal on the night. This was followed up by a tough 4-3 overtime loss at home on Sunday, Patrik Valcak and Jack Prince grabbing the goals that took the game into the extra period. An assist for Darian Dziurzynski saw his point streak extended to 11 games. Edinburgh travelled to Coventry and Sheffield needing points to keep up the pressure on Dundee and Coventry, but went down 4-1 and 5-2 on Tuesday and Wednesday night, respectively. Ian Schultz grabbed a goal in both games, with Garrett Milan scoring the other.

Storm – Capitals this season: This is meeting number 7 between the sides this season, and the third in the Storm Shelter. The Storm have had the upper hand so far, winning 4 of the 6 meetings, scoring 23 goals in the process to Edinburgh’s 14. 6 of Storm’s goals have been on the powerplay from a total of 21 opportunities, a powerplay percentage of 28.6%. Edinburgh have converted 2 of their 29 powerplay chances, a 6.89% conversion rate. Mason Wilgosh has scored in the last 4 meetings between the sides, and secured at least point in all 6 matchups.

Form: Edinburgh have 1 win and 2 points from their last 5 games, while the Storm have secured 1 win and 3 points from their last 5 games.

One to watch: Jacob Johnston is one of the league’s top point scoring defencemen, scoring 11 goals and 24 assists in 35. Expect him to be joining the rush regularly on Saturday night.


  • Doors open from 6:00 pm
  • Face-Off at 7:00 pm
  • SOTB this evening is #40 Mike Clemente
  • 50/50 & “Chuck A Puck” will also be running! Buy your tickets from sellers around the rink!
  • Tickets for the game can be bought from HERE
  • Webcast for the game can be found & ordered HERE
  • Storm will be in our BLACK home jerseys
  • Jacks Bar will be open post game until 11 pm!
  • There will be FREE ice skating & skate hire post game until 11 pm WITH a purchased match ticket!