Wild Academy Under 15s Show Progress Against League Leaders

The Widnes Wild Academy Under 15 team lost 0-8 to very strong Nottingham U15 team at Planet Ice Widnes on Saturday.

While a defeat is always disappointing, the Widnes youngsters can take solace from the fact that this was their best performance yet against the league leaders, having previously lost to them 0-12, 0-11 and 0-11, and they have significantly increased their possession of the puck and shots on goal figures since the earlier meetings.

The Wild defence coped very well with the early pressure and the first breakthrough of the game did not come until the 7th minute. The score remained 0-1 at the first period break and, while Nottingham clearly had the upper hand, the Wild Academy did not look out of their depth and had their own chances to score.

Three goals in the second period put the game to bed as a contest and 4 more in the third period made the scoreline a little more flattering to the visitors than the game actually was.

The Wild U15 team have two games left in their debut season of competitive ice hockey – away to Blackburn this Saturday 30th March and then at Deeside on Sunday 27th April.

The Academy Under 13 team are away to Grimsby this Sunday 31st March, hoping to build on their 10-6 home win over the same opposition two weeks ago. Their last remaining home game of the season is on Saturday 6th April against Blackburn.

Match Details:

  • Saturday 23rd March 2019 – EIHA North Under 15 Division 3
  • Wild Academy U15s 0 – Nottingham U15 8
  • Period Scores: 0-1, 0-3, 0-4
  • Shots on Goal: Widnes 27 – Nottm 54
  • Penalties In Minutes: Widnes 2 – Nottm 4
  • Report by Paul Breeze (www.icehockeyreview.co.uk)
  • Photos by Geoff White (www.gw-images.com)

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