Manchester Storm attracted the attention of local and national media. At the time these were packaged up for fans to access on the internet via the "Storm Audio " website - it was a hugely successful "podcast" before podcasts had been invented !

Now, thanks to the discovery of a Storm Audio archive(*), many of these are available again.

All these files have now been converted from the original "Real Audio" format to MP3 files for ease of listening.

COMMENTARY
Ice Hockey sounds great on the radio. Listen again to highlights of a fantastic Ayr vs Storm battle .. both teams fighting for a place in the B&H Cup final. Sadly Storm lost 4-2 but that's another Story. Commentators Andy Costigan and Ian Cheeseman.
BBC GMR - Ice Hockey Commentary

STORM WIN THE LEAGUE
The Storm win the 1998-99 Superleague with a 6-1 win over the Steelers! Archive atmosphere from the Shelter, plus KK and Lipper
Champions

JONATHAN WEAVER on BBC Radio 4
Jonathan Weaver attracted the attention of Radio 4's "PM" programme as he took his chance in the ECHL. But could he, pondered correspondent Kevin Bocquet, make it to the NHL??
BBC Radio 4 - Jonathan Weaver

jonathan weavr

DARYL LIPSEY
Daryl talked at length to BBC GMR's Ian Cheeseman about his early years in the sport - and what he discovered when he arrived in the UK for the first time.
BBC GMR talks to Daryl Lipsey

daryl lipsey

HILTON RUGGLES
"Homey" talked to Radio 5 Live about the life and times of a hockey player and explores the concept of the "third man in" rule. Is it true that the "fourth man in" just hits you even harder???
BBC Radio 5Live talks to Hilton Ruggles

hilton ruggles

 

(*)= Lots of thanks to Simon Sandiford Mitchell for keeping all these files and then making them available to me.