Tuesday 27 February 2018

Summer Classic Cup: Flintshire Phantoms 8 - Wyre Seagulls 1

Sunday 25th February 2018 – Summer Classic Cup
Flintshire Phantoms 8 – Wyre Seagulls 1 (at Deeside)
Period Scores: 2-0, 4-0, 2-1

Phantoms Scoring: Dallavalle 2+1, Valyear 2+1, Spencer 1+2, D.Meadows 1+1, Ashbrook 1+0, Wilson 1+0, Perrett 0+1, Liebelt 0+1, James 0+1

The Deeside based Flintshire Phantoms started their Summer Classic Cup campaign with an 8-1 win over Wyre Seagulls.

You can read a full match report HERE

The Phantoms have announced more Summer Classic Cup fixtures and some challenge matches as well. These are listed below.

Flintshire Phantoms Fixtures – all games are Summer Classic Cup unless otherwise stated:
Friday 16th March: away to RAF Cosford Stars (at Telford) - 21.45 face off (Challenge Match)
Sunday 8th April: home v Altrincham Aardvarx -   5.30pm face off (Challenge Match)
Saturday 28th April away to Steel City Hawks - 22.15 face off
Sunday 6th May: away at Riverside Raiders – 4.30pm face off
Sunday 20th May: away at Wyre Seagulls - 6.15 face off
Sunday 27th May: home v Steel City Hawks – 5.30 face off

Sunday 24th June: home v Sheffield Ice Tigers - 5.30pm face off
Sunday 1st July: away at Kingston City Knights - 12.45 face off

Sunday 15th July: away at Sheffield Ice Tigers - 4.15pm face off
Sunday 22nd July: home v Kingston City Knights – 5.30pm face off

To Be Arranged:

Riverside Raiders (home)

Previous Results
11th February: Flintshire Phantoms 11- Trafford Thunder 4 (Challenge)
29th January: Flintshire Phantoms 8 – Blackburn Buccaneers 2 (Challenge)

Follow the Flintshire Phantoms on Facebook HERE

And take a look at the official Summer Classic Cup website HERE

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Sledge Hockey Fixtures Announced For Summer 2018

The fixtures have been announced for the 2018 British Para Ice Hockey League competition and the season opens with a bang at Widnes on Sunday 22nd April with a clash between last season's league champions Kingston and last season's Play Off Champions Manchester Mayhem.

Last season's league meeting between the two teams at Widnes was certainly one to remember and we hope that all the Mayhem's games this summer are equally as entertaining.

Following the season opener at Widnes on 22nd April, the Mayhem play a home fixture at Altrincham on 9th June against Cardiff.

They then have another match at Widnes on Sunday 5th August against Sheffield before facing Peterborough at Altrincham on 11th August.

The full list of Manchester Mayhem fixtures for 2018 is shown below (home games in bold):

22nd April vs. Kingston @ Widnes 4:30pm
12th May@ Peterborough 4:15pm
9th June vs. Cardiff @ Altrincham 4:15pm
30th June @ Cardiff 5:15pm
21st July @ Sheffield 4:30pm
5th August vs. Sheffield @ Widnes 4:30pm
11th August vs. Peterborough @ Altrincham 4:15pm
25th August @ Kingston 12:45pm

League fixtures for all teams can be found on the incredibly clever graphic above (produced by someone else - not us...) - click on it to see a clearer version.

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Halton Huskies and Whitley Bay Sharks in 20-Goal Thriller

Photo by Geoff White (www.gw-images.com)
Sunday 18th February 2018 – Challenge Match
Halton Huskies 11 – Whitley Bay Sharks 9 
Period Scores: 2-5, 5-1, 4-3
Penalties In Minutes: Huskies 8 – Sharks 6

Match Officials: Ray Ormes & Lee Twell 

The Widnes-based Halton Huskies recreational team notched up a sensational 11-9 win in a 20-goal thriller against the Whitley Bay Sharks on Sunday evening. Having trailed 2-5 at the end of the first period, they won both the second and third periods to take the win in what was a highly entertaining and well-spirited game throughout.

The visitors took a shock lead just 90 seconds into the game through Kieran Buckley and Thomas Evans increased their lead with a second goal on 4 minutes.

The Huskies managed to pull level with goals from Michael Parkin on 9 minutes and James Kelly on 13 minutes but 3 goals from the Sharks in the space of two minutes towards the end of the period – from Greg Scott, Buckley again and then Chris Buckley - gave the visitors an impressive 2-5 lead heading into the first break.

The Huskies upped their game in the second period and pulled two goals back – a shorthanded effort by Anthony Hughes after 23 minutes and Jeff Chapman – Watson on 29 minutes. The Sharks edged further ahead again with a hat-trick goal from Kieran Buckley in the 32nd minute but 3 more for the home side – from Chapman-Watson, Nathan Hewitt and Anna Barnett gave the Widnes-based team a narrow 7-6 lead after two periods.

The Sharks tied the score with a Jerzy Jochimek goal just 18 seconds into the third period but 2 goals from the Huskies – from Anthony Hughes and Richard Evans put some daylight between the two teams at 9-7. A strike from Sharks’ Christopher Porthouse on 48 minutes closed the gap back to just one goal but a goal from James Kelly on 52 minutes restored the two-goal advantage of the Huskies. Jeff Chapman-Watson scored his hat-trick goal for Halton to give the Huskies an 11-8 lead with 4 minutes left to play.

However, just 15 seconds later, Chris Buckley scored his second goal of the night for the Sharks to reduce the margin to just two goals. The Huskies defended well to keep out a late surge by the Sharks and, in highly tense final 60 seconds, Whitley pulled their netminder in favour of an extra attacker but it was to no avail and the score remained 11-9 to the home side at the final buzzer.
The Halton Huskies are at home again this Sunday 25th February when they play Sheffield Ice Tigers in a challenge game at Planet Ice Widnes.  Face off is at 8.30pm and admission is free.

Full Line Ups & Player Stats:

Halton Huskies:
Anna Barnett(1+0), Anthony Hughes (2+1), Connor Cooper (0+1 2PIM), Daniel Trust, David Simonds (0+1), James Kelly (2+2), James Behan, James Williams, Jeff Chapman-Watson (3+1), John Carter (2PIM), Michael Parkin (1+1), Nathan Hewitt (1+0), Richard Evans(1+0), Stephen Burns (nm) (2PIM), Thomas Jenkins, (+Bench 2PIM)

Whitley Bay Sharks:
Christopher Buckley (2+0 2PIM), Christopher Porthouse (1+0), Greg Scott (1+1 4PIM), Ian Bradley (0+2), Jerzy Jochimek (1+3), Jonathan Robinson, Keith Tinnion, Kieran Buckley (3+2), Lee McVay, Liam Renwick, Martin Honeyman, Robert Davey (0+2), Ronald Ahmed (0+2), Thomas Evans (1+1)







Wednesday 7 February 2018

Halton Huskies and Grimsby Stormers in 29 Goal Thriller

Top: Ashley Hame scored 5+3 for Grimsby. 
Above: Edward Ridding opened the scoring for the Huskies
away at Grimsby  (Photos by David Law)
Saturday 3rd February 2018 – Challenge Match
Venue: Grimsby
Grimsby Stormers 26 – Halton Huskies 3
Period Scores: 9-2, 11-1, 6-0
Penalties In Minutes: Grimsby 4 – Halton 8
Match Officials: Bentham / Sewell

Halton Huskies Line Up and Scorers:
James Kelly (1+1), Michael Parkin (1+0 4PIM), Kevin Ashcombe, David Simonds, Paul Barratt, James Williams, James Behan, Conor Cooper, Nathan Hewitt, Edward Ridding (1+1, 4PIM) Stephen Burns (nm).

Grimsby Stormers Line Up and Scorers:
Jason Haigh (12+0 2PIM), Luke Clark (4+7), Ashley Hame (5+3 2PIM), Lubovir Swatojanski (3+2), Oskars Melovoks (1+3), Ross Smith (1+0), John Yorston (0+2), Steven Drew (0+2), Gareth Drinkall (0+1), Andrew Welbourne, Ryan Wilkinson, Josh Wood (nm).

The Halton Huskies travelled across the country to North Lincolnshire to take on the Grimsby Stormers in what turned out to be a fascinating 29-goal game. Unfortunately for the Widnes-based team, 26 of those goals ended up in their own net and, while the final score might look rather one-sided, it was useful experience for the Huskies against notably stronger opposition.

The Huskies actually scored first – just 97 seconds intro the game with a well taken solo effort from Edward Ridding - but by the time Michael Parkin scored their second at 11.13, the Stormers had already fired in 5 goals of their own to take an unassailable lead. 4 more goals followed for the Grimsby team – including 3 within 33 seconds of each in the last minute of the period, to give the Stormers an impressive 9-2 lead at the first break.

Two more goals just 13 seconds apart at the start of the second period set the tone for the rest of the game and the Stormers were leading 19-2 by the time that the Huskies scored their third goal – through James Kelly in the 38th minute. Grimsby found time for another goal before the second break and took a 20-3 lead into the third period.

The Stormers scored again just 38 seconds into the third period and added two more in the next 60 seconds. The Huskies actually managed to shut up shop after that and kept the marauding home side down to just 3 more goals in the remaining 18 or so minutes in what was their best phase of play, although they were defending for much of the time and had very few shots on goal.

Top scorer for the Stormers was Jason Haigh with 12+0 while Ashley Hame contributed 5+3 and Luke Clark 4+7.

The Halton Huskies have more games arranged over the next few weeks:

Sunday 18th Feb: home v Whitley Bay Sharks – face off 8.30pm
Sunday 25th Feb: home v Sheffield Ice Tigers – face off 8.30pm
Sunday 18th Mar: home v Coventry Spitfires – face off 8.30pm
Saturday 7th April: away @ Whitley Bay Sharks – face off 12.15pm
Sunday 22nd April: away @ Solihull Grizzlies – face off 7.15pm
Saturday 28th April: away @ Blackburn Buccaneers - face off 6.15pm
Sunday 17th June: home v Blackburn Buccaneers - face off 8.30pm

Home games are played at the Silver Blades / Planet Ice rink at Widnes and admission is free!