Wild Academy U13s Take Third Win Of Season in 16-Goal Thriller

Left to right: Thomas Warburton, Cody Ogden and Harrison Lightfoot all played in the Wild Under 13s 10-6 win over Grimsby (Photo by Paul Breeze)

The Widnes Wild Academy Under 13 team picked up their 3rd win of the season with a highly entertaining and well-played 10-6 victory over the Grimsby U13 team at Planet Ice Widnes on Saturday.

Widnes took the lead after just 8 seconds of the game through Adam Vigh-Yecsey and a goal from Jared Knowles just 43 seconds later saw them leading 2-0 within the first minute.

Grimsby hit back some 60 seconds later and then went on to equalise on 7 minutes. A short handed goal by Vigh-Yecsey edged the Wild ahead again shortly after but Grimsby hit back again to level the score at 3-3. A goal from Wild captain Aidan Lamb on 13 minutes rounded off the scoring in a breathtakingly exciting first period and the Wild U13s led 4-3 at the first break.

Strangely enough, Vigh-Yecsey scored again for the Wild exactly 8 seconds into the second period to make the score 5-3 and goals from Thomas Warburton and Cody Ogden saw the home side leading 7-3 before the Grimsby team staged another battling comeback. 3 goals in the space of just 4 minutes pulled the visitors back into contention and the score stood at 7-6 after two periods.

It is often said that things happen in threes and, oddly enough, Adam Vigh-Yecsey scored AGAIN for Widnes 8 seconds into the third period – another shorthanded goal – and, this time, the Wild finally began to pull away. Two goals from Cody Ogden secured the win for the Wild Academy and Harry Bird – once again making a guest appearance in goal for the last 15 minutes – helped keep the Grimsby attack at bay, picking up a third period “shut out”.

Adam Vigh-Yecsey’s 4-goal haul sees him move to the top of the Wild U13 scoring table with 14+4 in 12 games, just one point ahead of Cody Ogden who has 16 +1 from 9 games.

Thomas Warburton’s 1+1 were his first points in Widnes colours and Austin Busby’s assist was also his first competitive point

The Wild Under 13 team are next in action on Sunday 31st March when they travel away to Grimsby in a 4.30pm face off game. They are next at home on Saturday 6th April when they take on the Blackburn U13 team at Planet Ice Widnes in what will be their last home game of the season.


  • Saturday 16th March 2019 – EIHA North Under 13 Division 3
  • Wild Academy U13s 10 – Grimsby U13s 6
  • Period Scores: 4-3, 3-3, 3-0
  • Shots on Goal: Widnes 33 – Grimsby 27 (8-8, 12-9, 13-9)
  • Penalties In Minutes: Widnes 8 – Grimsby 4
  • Widnes Scoring: Adam Vigh-Yecsey 4+0, Cody Ogden 3+0, Aidan Lamb 1+2,Thomas Warburton 1+1, Jared Knowles 1+0, Nicholas Highcock 0+2, Austin Busby 0+1
  • Report by Paul Breeze (www.icehockeyreview.co.uk)


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