Wild Out To Tame Lions
The RTL sponsored Widnes Wild face a tricky trip away to the “Lace City” as they travel to Nottingham on Sunday to face the Lions at the National Ice Centre in a 7.30pm face off.
Apart from Coventry Blaze, Nottingham Lions are the only team that Widnes have yet to play this season and, as such, are still a bit of an unknown quantity.
They currently sit one place and one point ahead of the Wild in the Laidler Conference table, albeit having played two games more. They have put together an impressive string of results and were the first team to take a point off runaway league leaders Blackburn Eagles with a 2-2 draw in Blackburn on Bonfire Night.
Looking ahead to the game in Nottingham, Widnes player coach Ollie Barron said:
“I am hoping we can use last Sunday’s win over Altrincham as a turning point in our season. It is fair to say that we have had some disappointing results but, as other results showed last weekend, this league is wide open.”
I have said previously I believe that the top 5 teams will take points from each other over the course of the season. The crowd in the third period really did give us a lift. This weekend we face Nottingham which again will be another tight fixture. I am hoping for a few key players to return to squad for the trip to the NIC.”
Widnes Wild face the Nottingham Lions this Sunday 27th November at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham in a 7.30pm face off. They then face Blackburn Eagles away next Saturday 3rd December, and are next at home next Sunday 4th December when they entertain Coventry Blaze in a 5.30pm face off at Silver Blades Widnes.
The men’s team may be away at the weekend but there is still exciting ice hockey to watch at Silver Blades Widnes. The Wild women’s team play Kingston Diamonds in the Women’s Premier League this Sunday 27th November. Face off is at 5.30pm and admission is free.