Monday 25 March 2019

Howies UK Ice Hockey Summer Classic: Shropshire Huskies 8 - Riverside Raiders 10

Saturday 23rd March 2019 – Howies UK Ice Hockey Summer Classic
Shropshire Huskies (Telford) 8 – Riverside Raiders (Widnes) 10
Period Scores: 1-4, 5-4, 2-2
Penalties In Minutes: Huskies 4 – Raiders 24

The Widnes-based Riverside Raiders team won their opening Summer Classic Cup match 10-8 away to the Shropshire Huskies in Telford on Saturday.

Alex Hannah, James Kelly, Jack Walker and Michael Parkin all scored two goals each, with the others coming from Mike Filek and Bobby Samari.

The Summer Classic Cup has an expanded format for 2019 comprising 10 teams overall split into Western and Eastern Conferences - with the top teams after the group stages meeting in semi finals and a final in August.

The Raiders are playing in the Western Conference along with the Flintshire Phantoms from Deeside, Wyre Seagulls and Blackburn Buccaneers from Blackburn and the Shropshire Huskies, with teams playing each other once at home and once away in the group stage.

The Raiders have two more away games – at Wyre Seagulls on 27th April and Flintshire Phantoms on 5th May before their first home game of the competition on Sunday 9th June against the Phantoms.

Raiders Line Up: Alex Hannah (2+0), Ben Donkin (0+1, 4PIM), Bobby Samari (1+1 12PIM), Dan Watts (0+2), Dave Priestley (0+2), Howard Hughes, Jack Walker (2+0 2PIM), James Kelly (2+0), Jordan Birtwistle (0+2 2PIM), Matt Lennox (0+2), Mike Filek (1+0 2PIM), Peter O’Mahoney, Rob Melvin, Stephen Harvey, Mike Parkin (2+0 2PIM)

You can find out more about the Howies UK Ice Hockey Summer Classic Cup competition here: