|Raiders' Gez Evans (#9) and Ben Donkin (#16) at a previous home game.
Photo by David Law
Wyre Seagulls (Blackburn) 1 – Riverside Raiders (Widnes) 11
Period Scores: 0-3, 1-4, 0-4
Penalties In Minutes: Wyre 12 – Raiders 8
Raiders Scoring: Sam Plant 4+4, Owen Tennant 3+5, Geraint Evans 3+4, A Jenkins 1+0
The Widnes-based Riverside Raiders consolidated their position at the top of the Puckstop Summer Classic table with an 11-1 win away in Blackburn against the Wyre Seagulls on Saturday night.
The game was very close in its opening stages until Owen Tennant edged the Raiders ahead after 12 minutes. Goals from Gez Evans and Sam Plant followed and the visitors were leading 0-3 at the first break.
Four more unanswered goals followed in the second period and the Riversiders were leading 0-7 by the time Wyre scored their first goal of the night just seconds before the buzzer at the end of the second period.
4 more goals in the third period ensured that the Raiders will be in strong position come the end of the group phase when teams tied on points are separated on goal difference - and NOT results between the two teams as has been more customary in British ice hockey in recent years.
Sam Plant led the scoring with 4 goals and 4 assists and Owen Tennant hit 3+5. They both now join Gez Evans on the Summer Classic scorers’ leader board. He scored 3+4 on the night and leads the standings with 25 points overall.
The Riverside Raiders are next in action on Sunday 2nd July when they take on a Telford team in a challenge match at Silver Blades Widnes. Face off is at 4.30pm and admission is free.
Photo by David Law - see more great photos HERE