Monday, 17 November 2014
Laidler Conference Weekend Round Up - 15th & 16th November
The Senators had an up and down weekend, beating Widnes 4-3 on Saturday before being shut out at home on Sunday 0-6 by Telford Tigers in game that saw Tigers' GB under 18 netminder Denis Bell notch up his second shut out of the season.
The night before, Telford beat Coventry Blaze 5-1 in a Midlands derby and, once the teams have all played a similar number of matches - and the double points games stop skewing the points on the league table it is likely that the Tigers will be the leading the chasing pack for the title. Those two wins make it 5 in a row and their 9th out of 10 league game this season - the only defeat so far coming at the hands of the Barons at the start of October.
In the other Laidler games of the weekend, Deeside Dragons consolidated their position in 4th place with a 7-5 win over Blackburn Eagles in a thrilling encounter that was neck and neck for much of the game and Chris Jones' 4+0 being the main difference between the sides and Nottingham Lions beat Hull Jets 7-1 to move them up into 5th place.
Photo: Deeside Dragons' Chris Jones by Peter Sheffield - www.psd-images.co.uk