Pre-season Challenge Games vs Sheffield Steeldogs EPL
The new look Blackburn Hawks team will face off against EPL opposition in the form of the Bradfield Breweries Sheffield Steeldogs on Friday 2nd Sept and Sunday 4th Sept. Matt Darlowâ€™s troops will travel to face the Steeldogs at Ice Sheffield before the return leg at Silver Blades Blackburn Arena.
Coach Darlow commented:
â€œ It was always my plan to play a team that would give us the sternest test as long as we could find the right opposition, I see it as an opportunity for our players to show me exactly what they are capable of before we head into our own season, itâ€™s also ideal for the Steeldogs too, I know the owners very well and I appreciate the fact they wanted to play us, and Iâ€™m really looking forward to both games. I want us to be worked really hard, itâ€™s been a difficult period trying to finalize lotâ€™s of things, and we wanted to finish it all off by having a game, and weâ€™ve now got that and the right opposition, I want the lads in the right frame of mind for games as we are now starting to build a team that knows what is expected not just on the ice but also off it, we have lots of things planned before we start the season, which will also include interaction with our fans as we all get to know each other, all of which will be announced in due courseâ€
Times and costs are as follows:
Ice Sheffield –Â Friday 2nd September
Face Off 7-30pm
Entry: Â£8-00 Adults, Â£6-00 Concessions, Â£4-00 Children, Â£20-00 Family (Up to 2 Adults & 2 Children).
Blackburn Arena – Sunday 4th September
Face Off 5-45pm
Entry: Â£8-00 Adults, Â£22-00 Family (2 Adults +2 Children), Â£4-50 Children, Â£7-00 Students.