This Week 10th November

It was not a good weekend for the bookmakers as results and form books seemed to thrown out of the window.

 

NHLer Makes Debut

It was a big signing and the wait was finally over on Saturday as Kevin Westgarth made his Giants debut. It was happy hunting on Saturday as the Giants backed up by Andrew Dickson beat the Devils 7-2; Westgarth on the score sheet with the Giants second goal. Westgarth also got on the score sheet in Sundays loss also against the Devils.

 

Bees Stung by Dynamos

The EPL/NIHL crossover cup has had many critics and whilst not perfect the Invicta Dynamos fans will never forget it. The NIHL Mos beating the EPL Bracknell Bees on Sunday and with it becoming the first NIHL side to beat an EPL team in the competition.

 

Highlights will be online later in the week.

 

Crazy Sunday

It may not have happened on Sunday but on Saturday the Wildcats started the upsets with a 4-0 win over the Telford Tigers. That results means the Wildcats are the only team to shutout the Tigers this season and they have now done it twice.

 

Sunday was just an odd day for results all around. Not only were the Bees beaten by the Dynamos but in the EIHL the Capitals beat the Panthers and the Devils beat the Giants; both unexpected to say the least. In the EPL the results continued. The Manchester Phoenix picking up an 8-3 victory over the Bison after losing in Bracknell on Saturday.

 

Derby Day

Saturday night had a derby day feel to it. In the EIHL the bragging rights went to the Nottingham Panthers in a big way as they picked off the Steelers 7-1 in front of a massive crowd at the NIC.

 

Up in Scotland the rights also went to the home team as the Flyers beat their rival Capitals 4-1.

 

In the NIHL we attended Widnes where the Wild hosted northwest rivals the Dragons. Neither side have found consistency this year and it was clear both teams looked out of sync somewhat. The Wild though were the better team and hung on to win 4-2. It was also a notable Wild debut for youngster from the Sheffield Academy Tom Barry who received the MVP and with some soft hands looks a promising player.

 

Competition Time

We will be launching a new competition in the coming week as you could have a chance to win a NIHL prize. Like us on Facebook to find out the details first.

Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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