Wild Boys start new year in a flurry of goals

imageAfter the Wild Boys finished off 2013 on a losing streak they came back with a bang for their first game of the 2014 season beating Blackburn Eagles 1 -5 away. After a goalless first period Revesz found the back of the net early in the second assisted by Ruddick.  Despite several attempts, including Caunce bouncing the puck off the Blackburn netminders mask, it wasn’t until there was 2:35 seconds left in the second that the Wild doubled their lead through Supa. The third period was action packed with Revesz and Supa both finding the back of the Blackburn net again before the Eagles sneaked a goal to deny the Wild netminder Macdonald a shutout.  This was quickly followed by the Wild own “Supaman” getting another goal to secure his hatrick. Tom Radcliffe got MVP for an outstanding contribution. Sunday saw the Wild back at a packed rink against the team just above them in the league, the Sheffield Senators.  “Supaman” picked up where he left off the night before by sticking the puck in the back of the net although his strike was quickly cancelled out by the Senators. Sheffield then went on to take the lead after nine minutes before Ken Armstrong equalised through a stunning short-handed goal after picking up the lose puck, skating like the wind down the ice and calmly slotting the puck into the net through the Sheffield netminders legs. However the great work was quickly underdone after the Senators scored straight from the faceoff, followed quickly by both teams picking up ten minute penalties for misconduct. The second period saw the Wild almost constantly shorthanded due to a succession of penalties, with the only bright spot of the period being a well taken goal by Revesz assisted by Caunce.  This was quickly cancelled out by Sheffield re-taking the lead. Tiredness showed in a scrappy third period that was only notable for the Senators netting early in the period to secure the points. Ruddick was named Wild MVP however despite the loss the Wild showed a return to their early season promise and despite playing two games in two days after a four week layoff demonstrated a fantastic team spirit and determination to fight for the win. Wild now face local rivals Deeside Dragons on Sunday with Deeside looking to rediscover the early season form that saw them as the early favourites for the league before dropping off the pace in recent games.

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